French philosopher Gaston Bachelard wrote in 1960 that "sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms." Recent research agrees, finding that some sleepers shriek or even gorge themselves without knowing it. These sleep-disorder sufferers experience neural glitches that mix conscious and unconscious states. Scientists are now searching for the physiological underpinnings in hopes of developing better drug therapies.
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In a personal theory I would say the brain manifests all the information it retains and all information in its immediate environment and trys to make sense of it. Past experiences, including undescribable childhood emotion. Visually intense moments etc. Also alot of skeptisism around Dejavu, precieved as acknowledging the future while you sleep, and then experiencing the moment a while after you forgot it. Knowing people, the area and the actions, and when you wake up these people and place dont exist to you; While later your hanging out with the people in the same place, and SNAP cold shiver you've done this... and you wonder WHY. All light travels outward forever, and holds the past, however, mabye when you dream, your mind precieves, acknowledges, and decodes your mental mass on the spectrum of the future.
I have experienced #1 often in association with the patch used to quit smoking.
It tends to manifest itself in flying dreams where I can control the flight. I will just raise my arms to the side and rise into the air. Control is limited, similar to say flying in a hot air balloon, but with greater directional control.
These are the only times I've ever experienced these dreams as an adult. I remember having them often as a child but without the control over the flight. The control prevents the "falling" sensation I remember my childhood dreams being subject to. Although if I descend too rapidly the same fear takes hold but I have the ability to regain altitude. Rarely awakening from the sensation except early on when I first started having them and was unaware of the control I had to prevent the crash.
I have experienced Lucid Dreaming No.1 since I was a young child. I could walk down the street to a friends home or fly w/o a plane, fight off a "bad guy" (knowing I could not be harmed) and all the time knowing it was a dream. Since I have been an adult I still have the knowledge that I am dreaming but my control of my dreams has lessend.
I have often mentioned this to my three children and one of them my youngest Now 11 yrs old) who is most like me in personality traits and looks states that she has the same ability.
Just thought Iwould share this info. I have always wondered if many others had this ability
My father was asleep on the sofa while my mother and
myself watched tv.. Suddenly he sat straight up and
called out "Mama". My mother asked what happened and
he said he dreamed he saw his mother's face and she was looking and smiling at him.
We lived in Idaho and my father's mother lived in New York.
A short while later my father recieved a phone call and was told that his mother had passed away at the same time as he dreamed her smiling at him.. Because of the tv program we were able to fix the time... This was an unexpected death as my grandmother was thought to be in good health. No one's opinion can cover these kinds of dreams with the explanation that we have experienced the images and information somewhere in the past. I have had a few of these same sort of dreams.. Has anyone else had this type of dream experience? I would be interested in hearing about them.. smiles France
Thats really, really interesting France, I had a frightmare chasing a shadow down streets, so fast, into my own home, through my house and up to my room and when I came in the window was open blowing cold wind, with no shadow at all, instead i watched myself wake up frantically in fear, Real Fear, as i was actually doing it. I was looking towards some explanation through astral projection, out of body experience.