for several years i kept a dream log to better remember my dreams. it works very well. one of the side benefits for many is the increase in lucid dreaming and even being able to control lucid dreaming to a much greater extent. i never started a drream topic on my own, not sure if one can, but i have changed many dreams and controlled them for quite a while. once even floated into the room i was sleepong in and looked at myself...with the book i had been reading plopped on my chest where it had fell...very cool!<quoted text>
Lucid dreaming is a real thing, and many people practice it all the time.
Personally, I think they're nuts, I prefer the random story being told to help spark the creative processes, guiding them is too much control.
an out of body experience without a need of a mythical soul!