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"When I consider this carefully, I find not a single property which with certainty separates the waking state from the dream. How can you be certain that your whole life is not a dream? ~ Rene Descartes"

Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D., Excerpt from "Dreams and Consciousness"

Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D. explains the difference between dreaming and waking in relation to sensory input and perception. He further elaborates on why dreams are reflections of our waking experience. Finally, he proposes that dreamers go beyond dream interpretation and "bring our ideals into our dreams and act there."

..Is all that we see or seem,
but a dream within a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe