Lucid Dreaming isn’t evil


To any Christian reading this who believes God no longer reveals Himself to anyone through personal revelations or dreams—and are suspicious of any such experiences as possibly dangerous delusions planted by the Enemy—I refer you to Scripture. When the Pharisees accused Christ of receiving his power to cast out demons from Satan, our Lord said to them:

“Any kingdom divided by civil war is doomed. A town or family splintered by feuding will fall apart. And if Satan is casting out Satan, he is divided and fighting against himself. His own kingdom will not survive. And if I am empowered by Satan, what about your own exorcists? They cast out demons, too, so they will condemn you for what you have said. But if I am casting out demons by the Spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God has arrived among you.”

Matthew 12:26-28

Considering the fact that I became a passionate disciple of Christ as a consequence of my dreams, including many lucid dreams, by the Lord’s own reasoning my dreams were decidedly not sent by the Enemy.

Simply because some people might be attracted to lucid dreaming as an opportunity to theoretically do whatever they please without consequences, does not make lucid dreaming itself questionable, much less evil. The truth is that human beings can abuse just about anything. Yet it’s only an urban legend that we can completely control what happens in a lucid dream. We are not totally in charge of, much less alone, in the spiritual realm of the dream space.

I believe it is very important Christians not turn a blind or judgmental eye on dreams and lucid dreaming. Anyone not raised in the faith or wavering on its edge who is captivated by lucid dreaming will not be inclined to immerse themselves in Scripture if a priest insists lucid dreaming is evil.

“Many have been converted to Christianity as if against their will, some sort of spirit having suddenly transformed their minds from a hatred of the doctrine to a readiness to die in its defense, and having appeared to them either in a waking vision or a dream of the night.”

Origen Adamantius, a Hellenistic scholar and early Christian theologian