Consciousness and Hypnagogia

Copyright © Sirley Marques Bonham, PhD

Sirley Marques Bonham is a physicist by education but has a passion for the study of consciousness - making her a neuroscientist at heart. She kindly donated the following scientific article on Consciousness and Hypnagogia, containing a rich source of information on various sleep phenomena.

The article is fairly long so I have broken it down into sections. It is well worth dipping in to the parts that interest you the most - from lucid dreaming, to OBEs, to sleep paralysis - Sirley has collected valuable data and insights on all these altered states in relation to human consciousness.

 

Consciousness and Hypnagogia: Dream Imageries, Reveries and the Development of a Relationship with the Unconscious Mind

Part I

- Introduction
- Consciousness and The Mind
- What is Hypnagogia?
- The Concept of Reverie Revisited
- A Comment on the Term Hallucination
- Objectives of the Present Article

Part II

- Meditation
- Remote Viewing
- Biofeedback, Neuro-Feedback, and Alpha-Theta Training
- The Effects of Hallucinogenic Substances
- Hypnotic Reveries
- More About Trance
- The Issue of Awareness

Part III

- Dreams
- Hypnagogia: At the Threshold of Sleep and Awakening
- Learning to have Out-of-Body Experiences
- What to observe?
- We are Able to Attract Hypnagogia!
- Distorted or Changing Perceived Imagery of Hypnagogia
- Brain Correlates
- Possible problems: Difficulties with Hypnagogia

Part IV

- Hypnagogia & Sleep Paralysis
- What to do to get out of a Problematic Hypnagogia
- Phenomena: There may be overwhelming surprises! What are they?
- Do Phenomena Equal Energy-Like Events?
- Problems with 'Energetic' Events
- What To Do
- Developing the Mind

Part V

- Mechanisms
- List of Methodologies
- The Problem of Seeding of The Unconscious
- Unusual Outcomes of Intense Learning
- Learning and The State of Trance
- Putting it all together: Mind Situations
- Reviewing the Basic Information on the Unconscious
- More on the 'Super-Conscious' Part of the Unconscious Mind
- Wisdom and Synchronicity
- A Two-Way Interaction with our Unconscious
- Reviewing The Process
- It is Important to Make it a Habit!
- The Format of The Messages From The Unconscious

Part VI

- Conclusions
- References
- About The Author

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