Part of the continuing series on Lucid Dreams:
With the summer blockbuster, Inception (http://www.inceptionmovie.warnerbros.com) written and directed by Christopher Nolan now in theaters, some people are wondering: can other people actually join us in our lucid dreams?
Robert Waggoner, a self-proclaimed lucid dreamer and author of Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/193049114X?ie=UTF8&tag=mindpowernews-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=193049114X) suggests that yes, they can. Waggoner noted that lucid dreaming allows a person to become consciously aware that they are dreaming. During that time, he said, a person can â€œactively seek out unknown or paranormal information,â€ as well as invite living people into their dreams.
In his book, Waggoner provided some examples from various advanced lucid dreamers. One of them was university student, Ian Koslow, who discussed with a female student whether people we see in our dreams are actually real. They decided he would attempt to locate a strange freckle on her back while in the lucid dream state. If he could do that, he felt he could prove the woman had actually been in his dream.
Over the following week, he had two dreams. In the first, Koslow tried to get to the womanâ€™s room but could not. In the second dream, he â€˜consciouslyâ€™ asked the woman to come to him.
"I finally found her in my lucid dream and searched her back until I saw a dark freckle on her lower back, dead center, right above her ass,â€ he noted. â€œI remember thinking during the lucid dream that there was no way this could be the right spot, because I thought I remembered her hinting to me that it was on the side of her back."
He later confirmed this information as correct.
â€œNow, I have no idea what this means, but I don't think it's just a coincidence that I happened to guess exactly where the lone freckle on her back was,â€ he said. â€œAll I could think is that the power of lucid dreaming might be more then I imagined."
This is only one example in Waggonerâ€™s book but is this evidence that real people can visit us in our dreams? Instead, could it be that people astral travel in their sleep and come to us in the same way that a departed spirit might do? It would seem more likely that Waggoner was the one astral traveling to uncover this information.
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