A lucid dream is the name given to the conscious awareness of dreaming whilst in the dream state, in a nut shell, knowing your asleep when asleep.
Usually you realise that something is not what it is supposed to be, and you realise that you are dreaming.
|Hang on... Something's not right! |
Those bugs are supposed to fly!
I know what it sounds like, most people will probably disregard this as mystical hoo-ha! (Insert Al Pacino sound effect here) However it is not! Lucid Dreaming is honoured in the medical world so much that there is a lucid dreaming laboratory run by DR. Stephen LeBerge… YES a real Doctor.
|Dr. Stephan LaBerge on the left, throwing up his gang sign!|
If you gain a high enough level of “lucidity” you can control your body, people next to you, shape the world and more. Basically anything that the brain controls you can control, a bit like Matt Parkman from Heroes… only in dreams.
Once you get the basics done flying, running, creating objects, etc. you can start the magical stuff. In a dream there are no physics, it like the matrix only more awesome. So anything is possible, personally one example of this is when I flew to the moon (that was bright purple). You can mess around with X-Men like abilities and start to throw fireballs at your dream characters.
|"I own you noobtard!"|
As this is called Insightful Lucid Dreaming it begs the question… If I can do anything, what will I do? In a world where anything is possible and you can get away with it too what will you do with no boundaries. A horrible thought, you could kill the pope, club a seal pup, strangle Mr. Burns or laugh in the face of the misfortunate.
However this tells me that I am a good person I have been lucid dreaming now for a few years and I can say hand on heart that I have not done anything malicious in a dream against anyone or anything, and I have a pretty active and elaborate imagination. The only thing that comes close is me slapping a Ring-Wraith in the face because he was trying to turn me into a ghost. I call it self defence.