by Rebecca Turner
So you know the psychological definition of lucid dreaming and how it’s all supposed to work – but what do lucid dreams feel like?
Years ago, before I had my first lucid dream, I had a very specific idea about what a lucid dream would feel like. I thought it would be very intense and magical and perhaps a bit spooky. Turns out I was right on all fronts.
But there is a heck of a lot more about the sensation and perception of lucid dreams that I have learned about since then. While no two lucid dreams are the same (and while it’s no substitute for experiencing a lucid dream first-hand) I have tried to define my own experience of a lucid dream for the uninitiated.
I’ve broken it down into physical, mental and emotional components:
THE PHYSICAL EXPERIENCE
Your physical experience is made up…
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