What can Lucid Dreaming tell us about consciousness? Stephen LaBerge

Maurizio Benazzo(SAND co-founder) in conversation with Stephen LaBerge.

Stephen LaBerge is the first scientist to empirically prove the existence of lucid dreaming. His work has developed this technique into a powerful tool for studying mind-body relationships in the dream state, and he has demonstrated the potential for lucid dreaming in the fields of psychotherapy and psychosomatic medicine. His books Lucid Dreaming, Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming, and Conscious Mind, Sleeping Brain, have received enormous popular interest. He is the founder of The Lucidity Institute an organization that promotes research into lucid dreaming, and offers courses on how to achieve a lucid dream.



In this interview, Stephen LaBerge refers to the book
I AM THAT Nisargadatta Maharaj


Lucid dream

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Zhuangzi dreaming of a butterfly

A lucid dream is a type of dream where the dreamer becomes aware that they are dreaming. During a lucid dream, the dreamer may gain some amount of control over the dream characters, narrative, and environment; however, this is not actually necessary for a dream to be described as lucid.[1][2][3][4] Lucid dreaming has been studied and reported for many years. Prominent figures from ancient to modern times have been fascinated by lucid dreams and have sought ways to better understand their causes and purpose. Many different theories have emerged as a result of scientific research on the subject and have even been shown in pop culture. Further developments in psychological research have pointed to ways in which this form of dreaming may be utilized as a form of sleep therapy. There are two types of lucid dreams:

Dream-initiated lucid dream (DILD) - Something within the dream triggers the dreamer to understand that they are dreaming.
Wake-initiated lucid dream (WILD) - The dreamer moves from waking to dreaming with no loss of awareness.[5][6]