Lucid Dreaming Does Not Require Psychedelics

Someone once commented that one cannot have lucid dreams without the use of Psychedelics. I created this post because I felt this was a topic that others might bring up  later. I totally disagreed with this individual!

Below are some important things that we need to note:

  • Some Psychology experts or enthusiasts are not so happy about lucid dreaming so they might say that dreamers are using psychedelics; this is true of the person who issued this comment and this is also true of those experts who haunted Carl Jung when he tried to use dreams to study Psychology and behavior. In 2002, University of Wisconsin’s researchers found out that gamma brainwaves were seen in Buddhist monks’ brains during  meditation and everyday neural activity. Read “Study of meditation and brain waves in Buddhist monks confounds Wisconsin researchers“. In 2009, researchers Voss and Hobson from the Neurological Laboratory in Frankfurt, Germany found out that gamma brainwaves exhibited during lucid dreams. Read “Lucid Dreams Found to Take Place at Gamma Brainwave Frequencies”. Meditations can cause gamma brainwaves, which can induce lucid dreams. Meditations are easy to do; and, thus it is easier for me to conclude that extreme measures like use of Psychedelics are not required for lucid dreaming.
  • Psychedelics are illegal in most countries; and, Psychedelic experiences can easily cause nightmares. Read article Lucid Dream Induction – Psychedelics
  • There are various techniques that can be used to induce lucid dreamswithout using Psychedelics. Read article How To Lucid Dream And 7 Ways It Will Change Your Life
  • The ability to have lucid dreams is a genetic trait as well. I do not use Psychedelics but I have been able to have lucid dreams since I was a kid. Two female relatives of mine also receives creative lucid dreams; and, they have never touched any Psychedelics in their entire life.

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