International Journal of Dream Research, 4 (1). pp. 31-34.
Although many authors have speculated about the possible correlates of flying dreams, empirical research in this area is scarce. In a long series of 6701 dreams, 1.72% (115 dreams) of them included unaided flying. These showed great variability in characteristics like body position while flying; the activities that triggered flying; the method of flying; presence of other flying persons and being seen by other dream characters. Dreams with normal flying were associated with the waking-life experience of flying, whereas non-lucid flying dreams were not. Being lucid in a dream affects the characteristics of flying dreams. Assuming continuity on an emotional level, large-scale diary studies are needed to investigate the relationship between the emotions of flying dreams and waking life experiences.
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Dream Research|
|Page Range:||pp. 31-34|
|Faculties / Institutes:||The Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural Studies > Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft|
|Subjects:||300 Social sciences|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Flying dreams; continuity hypothesis; dream series|