posted on May, 12 2013 @ 03:14 PM
reply to post by metalholic
Neuroscience has measured various brain activity during sleep. Which is also why we understand the phases of sleep, like REM sleep; and even when
specific kinds of dreams occur, like nightmares and psychosexual dreams. While science doesn't necessarily know why
we dream, science is well
aware that we do, and how it happens, and even what kind of imagery accompanies the various phases of sleep and dreaming.
As for the whole "life is a dream" woo... no. In dreams, we do not feel pain, we do not actually
use language, and sounds is always
distorted. In life I feel broken bones, I feel a hot fire, and I certainly can speak, and type, and read, and write in a coherent language. And, by
and large, anything which hasn't broken the sound barrier, certainly is correctly accompanied by any sounds which it should make.
Sleeping and dreaming are different from wakeful life.
Astral project is supposed
to be different from all of those as well. Although, neuroscience has pretty confidently pinned down much of astral
projection, near-death experiences, and out-of-body experiences as being induced by the brain depending on the situation. They're hallucinations,
fantasies, imagined: not real.
~ Wandering Scribe