Known as the mad hatter who loves to run after crows, she love animals and lives with three cats. But she intends to break the stereotype about single lonely women who find solace only in their pet animals. Studying sociology at Presidency University, she loves travelling, photography, and food, and hence, her dream job is to be a travel...
Inspiration can strike in the most unexpected places, and often, the best creative ideas occur while we're sleeping. Dreams can be a rich source of inner wisdom, and they can be useful in a variety of contexts, from problem-solving to reducing stress.
In a chapter I co-wrote with Bernard Welt for the newly-published book Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness (Praeger, 2014), we discuss seven films that revolve around the experience of lucid dreaming, that is, becoming self-aware within the dream state. These movies are not necessarily "great" in the sense of being critically-acclaimed, cinematic classics.
Have you ever had one of those insanely detailed dreams where you're 100% sure it's real? I mean you can remember this thing like it was yesterday. It feels like you were there for hours, maybe even days and you wake up not realizing how it's even possible that this stuff entered your head.
Dreams are the sleeping routine for most of humanity. One takes a physical rest from the world and from their fears and desires, only to encounter these same elements of existence in magnified or softened versions.
Why do we dream? What are these endless stories that engulf our subconscious while we are asleep? Many have tried to theorize the reasons behind dreaming but none have been successful decoding it. Freudians believe dreams are the unfulfilled desires of the conscious mind, which finds its way into the subconscious where it tries to fulfill itself.