Loughner also thought his mind was manipulated and he was being controlled by the government. Movies like “Inception” and “The Matrix” are a huge commercial success based on those theories of mind manipulation. These mind control themes are flooding our culture; should we wonder why 25% of the world thinks the 9/11 attacks for example, were manipulated, that we never went to the moon, and so on.
I teach lucid dreams when I lecture on Einstein and Black Elk, which is usually my fifth class of eight at MIT. After this tragedy in Tuscon I feel I need to teach the topic of lucid dreams differently. Any suggestions?