Did The Ancients Have Better Methods?

by John via Email

Surely the ancients didn't keep a dream journal and go through all those gyrations just to have lucid dreams? Are we missing some ingredient today that they knew about millennia ago? There MUST be a better, more sure methodology to this "science"? I am not attempting to affront you just asking for more of an angle to the actual movement into this field of awareness.

Rebecca Turner

Rebecca says: The most famous group of people for practicing lucid dreaming through the centuries were Tibetan Buddhist monks, although they called it Dream Yoga. I'm not an expert in this discipline but I expect if you were to study their techniques, you would find alternative methods. Here's a short article on Dream Yoga I wrote as an introduction to the subject.

One major difference could be the way we relate to our dreams (if at all, for many people). Western civilization dismiss dreams as bizarre / nonsense / ramblings of an unconscious mind. We have the underlying belief that they're not important. But Eastern cultures view them as meaningful, even as real experiences taking place in other realms. Dreams are important to them. I think this different philosophy has a lot to do with how easily we enter and manipulate our dream lives, and therefore discover lucidity. 

About The Author

About the author

Rebecca Turner is a science writer, illustrator, explorer of consciousness - and founder of World of Lucid Dreaming. She is currently studying for a biology degree in Auckland and blogging at her site Science Me.