When is dreaming waking? Continuity, lucidity and transcendence in modern contexts of dreaming
AbstractThe continuity hypothesis suggests that dreaming is not fully independent of our waking lives. Several factors common to waking have been demonstrated to manifest in the dream-state. Yet, unusual instances of being awake in dreaming may represent autochthonous forms of consciousness that are not necessarily correlated with the parameters of the waking world. This juxtaposition of continuity/discontinuity parallels the natural attitude in the waking world and challenges to it in reenchantment. Addressing the correspondencce between debates on continuity/discontinuity and contextual changes may provide an alternative perspective for redefining the boundaries between waking and dreaming.
continuity; lucid dreaming; natural attitude; reenchantment; transcendence