Lucide Dreams and Astral Travels

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Clear dream – Lucid dream

A clear dream or lucid dream is a special kind of dream, i. e. the person in question sleeps, but can control his dream very consciously and remember it even after waking up.

Clear dreams have been researched several times in sleep laboratories. In the EEG, the brain has predominantly an activity of delta waves corresponding to deep sleep. The lucid dream does not take place in the REM phase. The functional MRI (nuclear spin) during the lucid dream is fundamentally different from that during normal sleep, namely, there are areas of the brain that are otherwise active only during the waking state (frontal brain).

Apparently every person can learn to have a lucid dream. There are many learning methods and numerous schools. The Monroe Institute in Virginia / USA has researched the lucid dream over years and decades. Robert Monroe has developed the HemiSync method, in which sounds and sounds through two headphones in the brain create an interference oscillation, which facilitates the achievement of a lucid dream. In Germany, Simon Rausch runs his “School of Oneironautics” (, in Linz / Austria Marko Huemer runs the “United Academy” and offers a variety of methods that, individually applied to each, each student earlier or later to lead to lucid dream. Both have an internet forum with thousands of members.

It is a popular hobby to go on lucid dream travel at night and to experience adventures. This is reported in these forums.

Astral travel

What is an out of body experience? It means that you step out of your body and go to another place with your soul or astral body. Originally, the term comes from shamans of different peoples, who can put themselves in a state of trance and then in the astral world travel, for example, from the US to Europe (shamanic journey). “Astral Projection” is an outdated term for “out of body experience”. The term “out-of-body experience” (AKE) is almost synonymous with out of body experience, whereby the out of body experience is mostly voluntary, while one can have an out-of-body experience by chance.

Advanced lucid dreamers are convinced that during a lucid dream they make similar trips – while sleeping rather than in a trance – and call their experience “out of body experience”. Some make no distinction between the terms “lucid dream”, “lucid dream” and “out of body experience”. It is the same phenomenon with different interpretation: a lucid dream is just a dream and can be considered unreal. An out of body experience is a real journey of the soul / astral body to another (usually otherworldly) place.

The first publications about astral travel, at that time still with the designation “Astralprojektion”, originate from Oliver Fox (England, 1895-1949) and Sylvan Muldoon (USA, 1903-1969), who together with Hereward Carrington (USA, 1880-1958) several Has published fonts. Classics who have described for the first time a system of their personal astral experiences are Robert Monroe (USA, 1915-1995) and William Buhlman (USA, born 1950) – who is interested in out of body experiences, I can tell you their works (Out Of Body, Two Lives).

Clear dream and near-death experience

What is special about the lucid dream? It can serve as a training method for athletes and artists. It has been proven that certain activities or processes, such as the gymnastics of a freestyle on the ingot, which are practiced virtually in a lucid dream, then work better in reality.

What does an out of body experience with near-death experiences have in common? Well, there are many similarities: you can fly and see the world from above. Astral travelers can fly to the Moon or through space without a space suit, as is also reported in some NTE. Astral travelers sometimes talk to the deceased. Astral Travelers can go to a place of their choice by willpower without having to travel long distances.

The world of the astral travelers is a world of desire. Beginners first learn how to use them. You have to focus on wanting to fly, otherwise you start walking again with 2 legs, which is just as possible. The world is deformable by your own will, for example, you can extend his arm to better grip an object. It’s a completely different reality than our 3D world, but you can look over from the astral world’s point of view into the real world. The astral world feels real, and special techniques – reality check – are necessary to make sure you are “dreaming” or awake at all.

Where are the differences between the astral world and the world of near-death experiences? Usually this feeling of security and being loved is missing. Sometimes there is a lack of guidance from other spirits – however, e.g. Robert Monroe of “helpers” during his out of body experience. It is missing the life review. It lacks the tunnel experience. And, of course, there is no confrontation with the threshold, the warning not to move on here, the choice of whether to finally go to the afterlife or return to earth. Of course, these differences are related to the particular situation of the NDE.

Some Near-Death Experienced report that they as well as astral travelers through their will can go to a certain place, this usually happens before the tunnel experience. Or maybe some of the differences come simply because the near-death experience is unique and relatively short, while out of body experiences keep returning and you have time and opportunity to deal with the new world.

Hallucination or reality?

Now comes the crucial question. Many lucid dreamers are uncertain at first, because they perceive the lucid dream as “real”, even though it is a “dream”. Many then do experiments. For example, there is one case where someone visited a friend’s apartment during his lucid dream, and she just had a visitor the lilac dreamer did not know. He was later able to correctly describe all the details of the visitor to his acquaintance. William Buhlman and Robert Monroe describe numerous experiments with which they have verified the truth in their personal out of body experience.

The physicist T. Campbell, as a subject with Robert Monroe, has made numerous experiments related to reality. For example, he had the task of reading in the printing department of a newspaper editors the headlines of the newspaper, which will appear only the next day, and to report on the headlines. These experiments took 2 years. I assume that he reports about it in his work “My Big TOE”. He also made dream journeys together with his son at night, and the son reported exactly these experiences to the mother the next day.

Marko Huemer reports that he often meets lighthearted friends at night. You get each other out of the body and undertake out of body experiences. In the awake life one can adjust the experiences. For him, the world of soft dreams is, of course, just as real a world as our 3D world. Experienced Lighthouses have hundreds of individual proofs of the truthfulness of your personal experiences. Only someone who is not a lucid dreamer himself has no universal proof.

I assume that one actually leaves his body during the out of body experience and goes into otherworldly worlds. There are countless individual evidences in the literature. However, I do not currently have a general systematic investigation of this question.