With George Noory
Live Nightly 1am - 5am EST / 10pm - 2am PST
Shows

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider to stream or download new and past shows!
Advertisement

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider to stream or download new and past shows!
Advertisement

Last Show Recap

Lucid Dreaming Research

Melvin Dummar says a grand conspiracy has denied him his portion of billionaire Howard Hughes' vast estate. Many consider Dummar to be a fraud but an in-depth investigation by Gary Magnesen has apparently shown Dummar to be a good samaritan who saved Hughes from certain death. Both joined George Knapp to discuss why Hughes was in the desert, as well as those who schemed to deny Dummar and several institutions of their rightful share of the Hughes estate. In the first hour, veteran music journalist Joel Selvin talked about the notorious Rolling Stones Altamont concert of 1969, considered by many to be rock’s darkest day.

Upcoming Shows

Mon 09-26  Medical Controversies/ Lucid Dreaming - On Air NOW Tue 09-27  JFK Assassination/ Open Lines Wed 09-28  Alternative Health/ Strange & Unexplained Thu 09-29  Earthfiles Reports Fri 09-30  Haunted Objects/ Open Lines

CoastZone

Sign up for our free CoastZone e-newsletter to receive exclusive daily articles.

Lucid Dreaming Research

Show Archive
Date: Tuesday - September 10, 2013
Host: George Noory
Guests: Craig Webb, Robert Felix

Pioneering lucid dream researcher at Stanford University and Montreal’s Sacré-Coeur Hospital, Craig Sim Webb discussed the experience and benefits of lucid dreaming, as well as precognitive dreams, shared dreams, "inception," and nightmares. He listed three classes of nightmares:

  • physiological-- could be related to medicines, fevers or diet
  • warnings-- could tune into actual futures or be more symbolic or thematic
  • recurring-- usually deals with life lessons, could be a repeated action such as being chased.

Regarding lucidity, he said "we have to free up our identity from just being a waking self," and realize that part of ourselves exists on "another station of the dial" during dreaming, and we can join that self in real time during the dream. While lucidity is defined as realizing that one is dreaming during a dream, there are a number of related steps or states before or after the realization, he explained. Intriguingly, some people have used lucid dreaming for healing. Webb cited a case where a woman learned within a lucid dream that her severe headaches were related to eating eggs and bananas.

While pleasurable activities like flying can be engaged in during lucid dreams, Webb suggested that at times it can be useful to lessen control and be open to what the unconscious wants to reveal. For instance, a dreamer could place a general request for whatever knowledge or experience they need right now. One method to increase lucid dreams is to split up sleep periods. By interrupting your sleep and staying awake for a bit, and then going back for a nap, you are five times more likely to lucid dream, according to the research. Webb also shared studies of "inception" dreams, which involve people visiting each other in their dream states, as well as how material from past lives can sometimes be accessed in dreams.

Climate & Cooling

First hour guest, researcher Robert Felix spoke about climate change and a possible ice age. Just recently it was announced that Arctic sea ice has grown to a record breaking amount, and some 250,000 alpaca froze to death in southern Peru, while some 70,000 animals died in Bolivia. Even though we're told that we're experiencing global warming, "I keep insisting that we're heading into an ice age. And I think we're headed there faster than anyone realizes," he cautioned.

News segment guests: Robert Young Pelton, John Lott

Bumper Music

Bumper music from Tuesday September 10, 2013

  • Moms
    A Tribe Called Quest
Advertisement