Dreaming of the dead
I had a lucid dream after my dad died. We were walking on a beach together, and I said to him, ‘Look, we can meet in my dreams and go anywhere together.’ But he didn’t look very happy about it. Mum thinks he’d probably prefer not to hang around, so I didn’t try lucid dreaming about him again. Were we communicating on the spiritual plain? Petra Dudakova, 38, London
Some might say that this was a case of wishful thinking, and that you were missing your dad so much that you dreamed up this whole scenario. But the truth is, while we can indeed rationalise about it and be terribly scientifi‘c’ and sceptical and so on, there is a chance that we can indeed connect with the spirit realm when we’re sleeping, and our astral bodies are free to explore other dimensions. Fascinating, isn’t it?