The Paradox of Lucid Dreaming

As far as we can fathom, humans have been forever fascinated by their dreams. Amazed by them too, and confused, amused, haunted, disturbed, even driven insane by them. Their function and meaning, however, continue to elude us. Indeed, the very question of whether our dreams might possess either of these qualities is viewed at best as unimportant within the dominant Western scientific paradigm. Dreaming is therefore widely regarded, much…