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Dream Awareness, Lucid Dreaming and Astral Projection
By Ryan Hurd Reprinted with permission of Dream Studies , a site for Lucid Dreamers Although the scientific community did not recognize lucid dreaming until 1978, the history of this unique dreaming experience reaches back thousands of years, and potentially into the Paleolithic Era. However, the first verifiable documentation of lucid dreaming originated in the East thousands of years ago. Hinduism and Buddhism The first known textual description of lucid dreaming dates to before 1000 BCE from the Upanishads, the Hindu oral tradition of spiritual lessons, philosophy and proverbs.
Introduction Lucid dreaming was taken very seriously by some cultures during ancient times.