Stephen LaBerge quote on dreaming and perception

21 May

“Dreaming is perception unconstrained by sensory input. And vice versa, what is perception is what we’re doing right now; dreaming, constrained by sensory input.”

Stephen LaBerge, interview, captured in DVD series titled “Consciousness

2 Responses to “Stephen LaBerge quote on dreaming and perception”

  1. Bill Perry May 22, 2007 at 3:55 am #

    I have to be honest. I never heard that comment before. It’s so true though, when you think about it.

    I think we can use Lucid Dreaming to open up new opportunities for abilities and growth.

  2. Mad Hatter May 23, 2007 at 1:13 am #

    That’s an interesting idea, one which I was thinking about before. But I came up against this brick wall:

    If we have X amount of ways of perceiving the world in waking life, and X more in dreaming, how do we know there aren’t still more out there? How do we know that dreaming is actually unrestrained?

    It boils down to is there a limit of perception, I think. I would say that dreaming has its limits. At least in perception’s realm. Or at least I would argue that as I said before, there’s no way to know that dreaming is the end of perception.

    -Hatter

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