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The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it. Most of our dreams are well-forgotten by the time we are completely awake with an exception of, perhaps, dreams of flying. Flying dreams have always been provoking a certain amount of curiosity within the scientific community because of their elusive nature and mixed interpretations. Some flying dreams are believed to be an indication of ongoing physical growth, while others may be taken as a first step in lucid dreaming - a state in which a person can be simultaneously dreaming and directing the dream. Lucid dreaming is one of the famous esoteric practices described by Carlos Castaneda in “The Art of Dreaming”. Flying can also be a part of a manifest dream of your superiority over someone or something, especially if you’re freely manipulating your limbs at a high altitude. But as in real life, there’s no guarantee that you won’t lose altitude or stumble upon an obstacle in your dream.

A lot of people have reported frightening states of temporary paralysis with almost no breathing and eye movements. This strange effect – scientifically called “sleep paralysis” – is usually accompanied by feeling choked, hearing indistinct (primarily ghastly or demonic) voices, and a strong presence of something or somebody evil in the room. This rare syndrome, still thought by the majority of those influenced to be the scheming of evil spirits, is yet to be researched by official science.

However, there are also different out-of-body experiences which invariably include flying, such as reaching to a heavenly light in a tunnel, or looking down on yourself from a position of an observer. The fragility of a dream is spectacularly conveyed by the subdued colours and ragged texture of this image. It is almost as if you got a visitor from your subconscious, tranquilizing and disturbing at the same time.

(Title Rus) Полеты во Сне или Состояние Остановки Существования (временное явление во сне)

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George Grie,  April 2008
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Scott / United States / May 28th

Perfect image for my paper on dreams/nightmares depicted in art. This is fantastic for the contemporary example I need.

Jordis Schulz / Germany / Oct 1st

Dear Sir or Madam, where can i buy this illustration? Zazzle said, that they have no more licence to sell out. Can you help me to buy this illustration on a canvas? Sorry for my bad english. J.B. Schulz

ali saremi / Iran / May 28th

its full of fairy passion

EdHoover / United States / Nov 7th

Fantastic wonderful art!

Adam Moloney / United Kingdom / Jul 20th

I love the balletic composition of the model, it’s really expressive. The use of light through clouds in the sky to twist perspective around her is very clever. The tiny touches like the beautiful skin texturing and the allegorical nature.

kimotheraphy / Malaysia / Jan 7th

Mmmm.. powerful image.. Dark, dramatic... Bald woman with outline of nipple clearly visible, very visually evocative.. Bats instead of birds would be even more evocative.. Doesn't fit very well with title though..

Matius Mark / Germany / Jul 15th

I think this is going to be a favorite of mine. You are a genie. Full stop.

Naomi Moon / France / Jul 11th

This Is amazing!! You are an incredible Artist!

Sam / United States / Jun 28th

I'm impressed with the details on sleep paralysis. SOUNDS more like as traveling to me.

fidel orozco / Nicaragua / Jun 19th

I don't think so, the description is not a literal story of the image. It is more like a source of the image inspiration, mood, or comprehension.

Conker / United States / Jun 13th

I think the description has more meaning than the art. I mean it is more wide and colorfull.

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snow fox / Malaysia / Apr 24th

nice modern gothic illustrator

Tatiana / Russia / Apr 24th

I am speechless, astonished, amazed, wordless, bowled over!

Fess / United States / Apr 22nd

It is amazing. I cannot find words to describe my feelings. This image is dramatic, peaceful, and so magnetic that it makes me to transform and follow the birds. Beautiful picture.

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