This article was originally published on >>>> The Echo World (November 2020 Issue) The Covid-19 crisis and subsequent lockdowns have ensured that many more of us have extra time to dream and reflect on their meanings. In this period there has been a noticeable rise in the number of people reporting extremely strange and vivid [...]
Can we see the future? If we receive a seemingly premonitory dream and see ourselves having a car crash but we avoid the crash in waking life because of the dream, are we even seeing the future? If so, are there many possible futures as suggested in the book The Premonition Code (2018)? Or, are [...]
As the much anticipated Matrix 4 begins filming for an initial release date of April 2022, we take a look at the role and influence of dreams in the film series and one of the Matrix's most central characters, Morpheus. Morpheus's name was not simply coined from nowhere. Morpheus is in fact inspired from a [...]
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Charlie Morley's book, Lucid Dreaming Made Easy - A Beginners Guide to Waking Up in Your Dreams (2015), gives an excellent introduction to the subject of lucid dreaming, focussing on scientific, religious and other ancient approaches to dream work. The book offers much thought-provoking content that invariably leads us to ask: where do dreams actually [...]
It isn't often that we find books that give a thoroughly decent and unbiased account of the scientific nature of sleep and dreams, but Matthew Walker’s (2017) Why We Sleep just does that. Whenever we see Freudian thinking being criticized by an academic I believe we should all rejoice! This informative and interesting book hits [...]