Keeping A Dream Journal Can Help You Learn To Lucid Dream
Lucid dreaming, the act of being aware of and in control of your dreams, is something that has been practiced and studied for many years. In fact, lucid dreaming has been traced back to Hindu traditions since before 1000BC. These beliefs spread to Tibet where Bonpo Shamanism claims that they have been utilizing lucid dreaming in their meditations for the past 12,000 years. Around 350BC, famous Greek philosophers like Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato all believed that dreams had a solid foundation in philosophy. Aristotle wrote, “when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which tells us that what presents itself is but a dream,” in his book On Dreams. The concept of lucid dreaming continued to spread, and in 415AD, the first written record of lucid dreaming was reported. However, Judea-Christian cultures were extremely skeptical of this practice, as they believed that dreaming came from demons. Some Christian groups today continue to believe that lucid dreaming is an act of witchcraft and satanism, and most of the population won’t acknowledge the validity of lucid dreaming. It wouldn’t be until 1978 when scientists would begin to explore the possibilities of what lucid dreaming is and what it could achieve.