Joyful Dreaming (CV)

Dreaming of Joy! Here’s an uplifting post from the archives to get you smiling … Enjoy!

All the Snooze That's Fit to Print

In 1902, in England, Hugh Calloway (aka Oliver Fox) discovered lucid dreaming*. This is a form of dreaming many discover spontaneously on their own, and others read about, study, practice and perfect it. Lucid dreaming is the hybrid dream state in which one is conscious he or she is dreaming, and so has the combined benefits of the malleable dreamscape and the ability to exercise volition to explore the dream as s/he wishes. Fox was 16 when he stumbled into lucid territory. I was about the same age when I first discovered lucid dreaming, too. Calloway, A student of science and electrical engineering, reported that the quality of his dream changed once he became lucid. According to his report:

“Instantly the vividness of life increased a hundred-fold. Never had sea and sky and trees shone with such glamorous beauty; even the commonplace houses seemed alive and mystically beautiful. Never had…

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