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Do any Christian traditions have doctrines that cover the issue of lucid dreaming? In particular, do any of these cover whether we control our minds at all times or if God can/does sometimes control them?

Are there any examples in the Bible of lucid dreaming? If so does doctrine/tradition interpret these as something controlled by divine intervention or by the dreamers own subconscious?

Many religions acknowledge lucid dreaming as a spiritual gateway. I am not a Christian and I am just curious as to what Christianity views there are on this.

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@user928: I don't think the issue was whether this subject matter was on-or-off topic, only that your question didn't fit the guidelines for the scope of an individual question. I hope you find the edits we've proposed and any answers it generates useful. –  Caleb Oct 26 '11 at 14:41
Thanks. What happened to the previous answers? –  ing0 Oct 26 '11 at 14:42
When I asked this question, I didn't realise there was so many different versions of the bible - I saw the bible as one - as this would make sense right? I understand that this is a completely separate question but do these different bibles not contradict each other? –  ing0 Oct 26 '11 at 14:46
@user928: They have been temporarily deleted since they no longer apply the current question. As soon as they get updated by their owners to match the question we'll undelete them! –  Caleb Oct 26 '11 at 14:47
I studied in my undergraduate studies under a man who was very well versed in the physiology of the brain. According to studies, dreams as we know them can be identified by scientists as sessions of activity in the brain, and those sessions are for very brief segments of time, often on the order of one minute or less. When that occurrence happens that we call dreaming, your brain is not communicating with the rest of the body (scientists are pretty sure this is when the brain reorganizes itself) and when you don't have those sessions, you wake feeling unrefreshed. –  jcolebrand Oct 26 '11 at 21:19
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To answer the Bible part of your question, the closest Biblical example I could think of was when (apparently) Paul had a dream (or vision) which he says may have been not a dream but a genuine experience. I think that is pretty lucid.

2 Corinthians 12:2-4

I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know — God knows. And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows — was caught up to paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell.

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