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Mrs S. Eadon Craven lucid dreams herself 'swimming in air'

Identifier

023599

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Light, vol. LV, 1935, p. 482, contained a letter from Mrs Craven:

Personally, I have travelled in my sleep-from a young child-by ' flight', being poised and, as it were, 'swimming in air'- with very great ease, visiting places both known and strange. ... In later life I have gone through extraordinary ceremonies and returned to wakefulness quite conscious of all done, in many cases writing down my experiences; also being taught many things. ... In all this time, I have had no difficulty coming back so naturally that it seemed a kind of dreaming - but I know it was 'real': only once had I the slightest feeling of discomfort-when I wakened by what I felt was a 'blow' on my right shoulder ...

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Dreaming and lucid dreaming

Commonsteps

Lucid dreaming

References