Thursday, January 17, 2008

Lucid Dreaming and the Paleolithic

I just wrote an article about lucid dreaming, shamanism, and the Paleolithic era over at my dream research blog. Read it here: lucid dreaming shamanism.

Basically, I've gotten bored with the assertion that lucid dreaming is a Western invention of Aristotle or Carlos Casteneda so I figured it was time to consider the big picture concerning the natural visionary potential of dreams. Many people know about the long history of Tibetan Buddhism's Dream Yoga and its relationship to lucid dreaming, but I haven't seen many discussions of the inevitability of Paleolithic Dreamers - especially considering how their visionary art has survived in many caves and rock outcroppings.

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