10 Things You Didn’t Know About Lucid Dreaming
Here are 10 things you (probably) never knew about the wonderful phenomenon of lucid dreaming, the ability to have conscious awareness during dreams… 1. The first lucid dreams were recorded by Ancient Egyptians. The Egyptians were an advanced civilization which coalesced around 3150 BC – more than 5,000 years ago. According to Jeremy Naydler, author of Temple of the Cosmos: The Ancient Egyptian Experience of the Sacred, they believed in three bodies: Shat (the corpse body), Ka (the living physical body) and Ba (the soul). Ba was often represented in hieroglyphics as a human-headed bird floating above the sleeping body or corpse. “For lucid dreamers, trance journeyers and OOBE-ers, the Ba may represent in a historic sense, the first depiction of a ‘mobile awareness’ separated from the physical host. 2. One possible reason for this is that children are more prone to nightmares which can be highly vivid and emotionally intense. 3. Now I never end a lucid dream prematurely if I can help it.
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