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Creative dreaming: Sweet Home Alabama

Creative dreaming: Sweet Home Alabama

We dream as we are. So musicians often tell me they dream in music. An example of dream inspired music that you may not be familiar with is the creation of the guitar solos from the hit American Country Rock song “Sweet Home Alabama” by the band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Why do we dream of deceased loved ones?

Why do we dream of deceased loved ones?

Sleeping and dreaming play a vital part in mental processing. So it would stand to reason that when you have a lot to deal with, your dreams reflect this. Grieving isn't confined to the day, and maybe it can be even stronger in the night, because when the world is silent there is time for...
Review: DreamsCloud, DreamBoard and Shadow

Review: DreamsCloud, DreamBoard and Shadow

Recently, I’ve been testing the two biggest dream diary apps: DreamBoard, and DreamsCloud. Both are supported by an online website, are developed with the input of dream experts, and are usable online without smart phone. As a bonus I looked into the dream app promised for later this year: Shadow.
Lucid dreaming: a workout for your consciousness

Lucid dreaming: a workout for your consciousness

The verb thinking in our culture is traditionally used to mean rational thinking. Nowadays the verb is used in a broader way in some sciences: thinking now fills a whole spectrum of mental functioning which includes daydreaming/musing, night dreaming, meditation, lucid dreaming, intuitive knowledge, and feeling. In the recent book A Field Guide to Lucid...