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Monday, 17 October 2022

Is Shared Lucid Dreaming Possible?

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The concept of shared lucid dreaming or mutual dreaming is common among people. The movie inception portrays this concept in which the two dreamers have a mutual dream and visit the dreamscape of one person. Freudian dream analysis conducted by Sigmund Freud mentions that sharing a common objective or dream telepathy is possible. Mutual dreaming, dream mesh, and dream meeting are other terms used for this concept. There are different paranormal descriptions for this concept. Some people comment that through telepathy, one can project into the dreamscape of other people.

On the other hand, some would say that dreams are a separate reality and artificial intelligence or artificial stimulation can help people. Scientists are hoping to use this concept for checking the authenticity of dreams, and they believe that a dream meeting can help investigate the existence of dream realms.

Is There Any Evidence that Shared Lucid Dreaming is Possible?

 

A very experienced practitioner of lucid dreaming, Stephen Laberge, had been working on the phenomenon of shared dreams. He had conducted several case studies since 2019, but he had not succeeded in drawing any logical inference. The only paranormal evidence is that some dreamers claimed that they experienced the same dream. However, there is no statistical evidence for this concept. A perception is that the two people encountered the same situation in the day, which led them to a shared dream at night. It means that similar circumstances can cause the same imagination and subconscious thinking at night. Another hurdle in instigating shared dreaming is that LD can only occur in the rapid eye movement sleep cycle. So for two people to have a dream meeting, both must experience the REM cycle simultaneously. This phenomenon appears a little bit absurd in actuality, and no scientific findings have proved this fact.

Why Do People Want to Have Shared Lucid Dreams?

Scientists like Dr. Stephen Laberge mention that group dreaming can help understand the genuine reality of dream worlds. Another study made in 2017 says that people want to have shared dreams to develop their emotional connection with their loved ones. Separation of lack of intimacy among two partners can also become a solid reason for the shared ideals. 96 % of the dreamers having a group dream were friends, spouses, or relatives.

What Are the Ways to Have A Shared Lucid Dream?

A shared lucid dream is possible in two ways:

  • Meshing dreams
  • Meeting dreams

 

Both of these cases can be preplanned or unplanned. Both of the participants can talk about a shared event before sleeping. Discussing such an event can become a source of having a shared dream. Meshing dreams depend on coincidences, but dream meetings are more upgraded. In this two, people can preplan a dreamscape and make a conscious effort to visualize their dreams. Upon waking, they will have enough standard information to share.

So, the final thoughts are that people believe in having a shared dream and want to use it positively. However, the lack of scientific study makes this effect a paranormal activity.