If you’ve never experienced it then you may find it hard to understand what lucid dreaming is all about.
Every year scientific groups and national organizations conduct studies and experiments examining human dreams. The study of dreams is known as oneirology. Progress is being made in this area of work, but as a population we know very little about the content and purpose of our dreams. One thing is for sure, the images, thoughts, and emotions that pass through our bodies during sleep can greatly influence our outlook on life. Keep in mind that the word dream stems from the Middle English word dreme, meaning joy and music.
Back to Psych Web Home Page The Interpretation of Dreams (3rd edition) by Sigmund Freud