Back in my college days I became obsessed with lucid dreaming -- having dreams in which I was aware I was dreaming and could shape my internal world with thought alone. According to a recent paper, though, it may be possible to control someone else's dreams from the outside.
Our culture has a way of fostering the belief that the "grass is always greener on the other side." I find it fascinating that the more we dream about what we want, the more we forget how to really dream.
In ancient times, dreams were considered a direct link to higher insight and spiritual guidance. In our contemporary world, dreams continue to confound and stir up our waking thoughts. Can they also be tapped into for specific insights?