Author: Stephen LaBerge
Publisher: Sounds True
The average person spends nearly 25 years of their life sleeping. But you can get a lot more from sleeping than just a healthy night’s rest. With the art of lucid dreaming—or becoming fully conscious in the dream state—you can find creative inspirations, promote emotional healing, gain rich insights into your waking reality, and much more. Now, with Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and in Your Life, Stephen LaBerge invites you on a guided journey to learn to use conscious dreaming in your life. Distilled from his more than 20 years of pioneering research at Stanford University and the Lucidity Institute—including many new and updated techniques and discoveries—here is the most effective and easy-to-learn tool available for you to begin your own fascinating nightly exploration into Lucid Dreaming. Guided dream practices on CD (or download) include: Two trance inductions into the lucid-dream state Two daytime exercises designed to trigger lucid dreams at night LaBerge’s breakthrough MILD technique for increasing lucid-dream probability fivefold or more A Tibetan-yoga dream practice
Author: Celia and McCreery Green
Lucid dreams are dreams in which a person becomes aware that they are dreaming. They are different from ordinary dreams, not just because of the dreamer's awareness that they are dreaming, but because lucid dreams are often strikingly realistic and may be emotionally charged to the point of elation. Celia Green and Charles McCreery have written a unique introduction to lucid dreams that will appeal to the specialist and general reader alike. The authors explore the experience of lucid dreaming, relate it to other experiences such as out-of-the-body experiences (to which they see it as closely related) and apparitions, and look at how lucid dreams can be induced and controlled. They explore their use for therapeutic purposes such as counteracting nightmares. Their study is illustrated throughout with many case histories.
In a lucid dream, you're aware that you're dreaming . . . so you can transform your dreams into fabulous adventures. From flying to traveling through time to visiting loved ones in spirit form, this book makes it easy for you to experience anything you wish. Popular author Mark McElroy presents a simple and effective 90-day plan for achieving lucid dreams. Along with step-by-step instructions and practical tips, Mark shares entertaining and enlightening stories from other lucid dreamers. Once you've mastered self-awareness while sleeping, you can use lucid dreaming to: Live your fantasies Improve health and wellness Discover past lives Consult dream guides Enhance your spirituality Solve real-life problems Explore alternate realities
A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming
Author: Dylan Tuccillo, Jared Zeizel, Thomas Peisel
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Imagine being able to fly. Walk through walls. Shape-shift. Breathe underwater. Conjure loved ones—or total strangers—out of thin air. Imagine experiencing your nighttime dreams with the same awareness you possess right now—fully functioning memory, imagination, and self-awareness. Imagine being able to use this power to be more creative, solve problems, and discover a deep sense of well-being. This is lucid dreaming—the ability to know you are dreaming while you are in a dream, and then consciously explore and change the elements of the dream. A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming, with its evocative retro illustrations, shows exactly how to do it. Written by three avid, experienced lucid dreamers, this manual for the dream world takes the reader from step one—learning how to reconnect with his or her dreams— through the myriad possibilities of what can happen once the dreamer is lucid and an accomplished oneironaut (a word that comes from the Greek oneira, meaning dreams, and nautis, meaning sailor). Readers will learn about the powerful REM sleep stage—a window into lucid dreams. Improve dream recall by keeping a journal. The importance of reality checks, such as “The Finger”—during the day, try to pass your finger through your palm; then, when you actually do it successfully, you’ll know that you’re dreaming. And once you become lucid, how to make the most of it. Every time you dream, you are washing up on the shores of your own inner landscape. Learn to explore a strange and thrilling world with A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming.
Author: Tony Crisp
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
To awaken during sleep and exercise full control over what happens in dreams is one of the most amazing adventures a human being can have. Lucid dreaming offers a direct link to the deepest parts of the mind, the emotions, and the imagination, allowing us to release the enormous potential within us. It is also a doorway into a new awareness of hidden aspects of waking reality. Tony Crisp's practical exercises and step-by-step instructions explain how to become fully conscious while dreaming- to use dreams for self-exploration, problem solving, enhancing self-confidence, learning new skills, fostering creativity, and strengthening relationships.
"[A] solid how-to book...For amateur dream researchers, this is a must." WHOLE EARTH REVIEW This book goes far beyond the confines of pop dream psychology, establishing a scientifically researched framework for using lucid dreaming--that is, consciously influencing the outcome of your dreams. Based on Dr. Stephen LaBerge's extensive laboratory work at Stanford University mapping mind/body relationships during the dream state, as well as the teachings of Tibetan dream yogis and the work of other scientists, including German psycholgist Paul Tholey, this practical workbook will show you how to use your dreams to: Solve problems; Gain greater confidence; improve creativity, and more. From the Paperback edition.
Aimed at beginners, Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple shows the reader how to enter and fully experience the lucid dreaming. Among the amazing things Waggoner and McCready teach readers are how to: consciously decide what actions to perform explore dream space (or the contents of your subconscious) interact with dream figures conduct personal and scientific experiments be free of waking state limitations (e.g., flying, walking through walls, and discovering creative solutions to waking issues) This book approaches lucid dreaming from a more cognitive psychology stance, and focuses more on how to lucid dream and how to use lucid dream techniques for personal growth, insight and transformation. Whether a reader is completely new to lucid dreaming or someone who has experienced that incredible moment of realizing, “This is a dream!”, readers will learn valuable tips and techniques gleaned from scientific research and decades of experience to explore this unique state of awareness more deeply.
Wake Up in Your Dreams and Live a Happier, More Lucid Life A lucid dream is a dream in which you become aware that you’re dreaming. It’s a powerful opportunity to solve problems, create new possibilities, take charge of your own healing, and explore the depths of reality. This book provides a range of practical techniques and activities to help you bring the creativity and super-conscious awareness of lucid dreaming into your life. Join international expert Clare R. Johnson as she shares the most up-to-date lucid dreaming techniques on how to get and stay lucid, guide dreams, resolve nightmares, deepen creativity, and integrate dream wisdom into everyday life. Drawing on cutting-edge science and psychology, this book is packed with inspiring stories of life-changing lucid dreams and fascinating insights into topics such as the ethics of dream sex, how to interact with lucid dream figures, and the nature of consciousness. Whether you’re a person who barely remembers your dreams or a lifelong lucid dreamer, this in-depth guide is the perfect next step as you cultivate the power of lucid dreaming. Praise: “Dr. Clare Johnson has energetically led the way in revealing the limitless practical and spiritual potential of lucid dreaming, so far-reaching it can change the world. Her clearly-written book is destined to become essential reading for all those interested in lucid dreaming. It points out the essential phenomena of lucid dreaming, and then amazes us by opening its extraordinary major vistas to us, that reveal the true glory and limitless potential of our inner universe. This is a significant book.”—Dr. Keith Hearne, the scientist who provided the world’s first proof of lucid dreaming in 1975, and inventor of the world’s first Dream Machine “Dr. Clare Johnson’s lucid dreaming guide stretches further and digs deeper than anything I have read. Her book is comprehensive, authoritative, and reader-friendly. A lucid dreamer herself, Dr. Johnson provides ways in which dreamers can use lucid dreaming for self-development, for enhancing creativity, for treating nightmares, and for healing themselves and their loved ones.”—Stanley Krippner, PhD, professor of psychology at Saybrook University and co-editor of Working with Dreams and PTSD Nightmares “A gift for lucid dreamers and would-be lucid dreamers everywhere, Dr. Johnson has written a powerful how-to resource book that is also inspirational. Highly recommended!”—Patricia Garfield, PhD, clinical psychologist and author of Creative Dreaming “What a splendid book! Whether you are new to lucid dreaming or have been working with dreams and writing about them for over thirty years, as I have, you will find a rich source of fascinating information here. I felt I was being carried along by an expert storyteller because the book is so easy to read, though it deals with complex aspects of lucid dreaming—neuroscience, dream mentors, creativity, spirituality, telepathy and so much more.”—Brenda Mallon, psychotherapist and author of Dreams, Counselling, and Healing “What particularly caught my eye as a sleep medicine doctor is how lucid dreaming can benefit nightmares and various other sleep disturbances, including the parasomnias . . . Dr. Johnson has clearly established herself to be the ultimate guide to lucid dreaming. This is a magnificent book!”—Carlos H. Schenck, MD, sleep disorders expert and author of Sleep: The Mysteries, The Problems, and the Solutions “Dr. Clare Johnson’s book is thorough, covers the current research, includes deep, mature understanding of human psyches, and is so artfully written that it opens closed minds with the utmost logic and grace . . . I applaud Dr. Johnson’s depth of experience with lucidity and her extraordinary ability to place a vast spectrum of experiences in the context of a well-lived life.”—Dr. Gayle Delaney, founding president of IASD and author of All About Dreams “Dr. Clare Johnson has given us one of the most intelligent and useful books about lucid dreaming that I know. Founded on her own lifelong practice, with the armature of wide-ranging research, it is packed with practical exercises that will help you to wake up and dream.”—Robert Moss, bestselling author of Conscious Dreaming, The Secret History of Dreaming, and Dreaming the Soul Back Home “In this book, Dr. Clare Johnson describes how to initiate lucid dreams and how to prolong and control them. She addresses everything from how to interact with dream characters to enhancing creativity with lucid trance states to how to talk to your children about lucidity. Johnson also addresses specialized topics . . . Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming is filled with spot-on advice.”—Deirdre Barrett, PhD, Harvard psychologist and author of The Committee of Sleep “An unprecedented accomplishment [by] a master lucid dreamer . . . This work provides a broad review of the history of lucid dreaming, a summary of the leading-edge research in the area, and—most importantly—an eminently useful, user-friendly manual for readers willing to experiment with lucid dream induction and stabilization strategies.”—Scott Sparrow, EdD, psychotherapist and author of Lucid Dreaming: Dawning of the Clear Light “The book you are holding in your hand is quite extraordinary . . . It opens the way to profound development and greater emotional, intellectual, and spiritual maturity. Dr. Clare Johnson’s book is a wonderful, intelligent summation of much that is currently known and understood about lucid dreaming, as well as offering some keen observations about its possible future evolution. I believe it belongs on the bookshelves of all serious dreamers and dream workers!”—Rev. Jeremy Taylor, co-founder and past president of the IASD and author of Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill "Dr. Clare Johnson takes us on a tour through the fascinating and sometimes strange world of lucid dreaming. The book is a treasure trove of suggestions for inducing and enhancing lucid dreams, replete with many first-person reports and generously seasoned with results from scientific research and the history of lucid dreaming. Dr. Clare Johnson is uniquely qualified to take us on this tour, drawing from her academic research on lucid dreams, her experience as a writer of fiction, and her own experience as a lucid dreamer. This book comes as close to being a comprehensive overview of the field as one can imagine. Overall, this is an impressively creative and thoroughly charming discussion of lucidity, both in sleep and in wakefulness. It's an inspiring read—and also a fun one."—Dr. Jennifer Windt, lecturer in philosophy and author of Dreaming
Author: Stephen LaBerge
Drawing on nearly a decade of investigation, a renowned dream researcher explains how to become conscious that one is dreaming without disturbing the dream state and to gain control over the content of one's own dreams
Dreams of Awakening
Author: Charlie Morley
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Dreams of Awakening is a thorough and exciting exploration of lucid dreaming theory and practice within both Western and Tibetan Buddhist contexts. It not only explores lucid dreaming practices, but also the innovative new techniques of Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep, the holistic approach to lucidity training which the author co-created. The book is based on over 12 years of personal practice and the hundreds of lucid dreaming workshops which Charlie has taught around the world, in venues as diverse as Buddhist temples and dance-music festivals. Using a three-part structure of Ground, Path and Germination the reader is given a solid grounding in:. the history and benefits of lucid dreaming . cutting edge research from dream and sleep scientists.. entering the path of learning to do the practices. prophetic dreams, lucid living, out of body experiences and quantum dreaming.Although Dreams of Awakening presents many different angles on how to make the 30 years we spend asleep more worthwhile, the fundamental aim of the book is to teach people how to lucid dream their way to psychological and spiritual growth. This book is for all those who want to wake up, both in their dreams and waking lives.
Author: Robert Waggoner
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self is the account of an extraordinarily talented lucid dreamer who goes beyond the boundaries of both psychology and religion. In the process, he stumbles upon the Inner Self. While lucid (consciously aware) in the dream state and able to act and interact with dream figures, objects, and settings, dream expert Robert Waggoner experienced something transformative and unexpected. He was able to interact consciously with the dream observer - the apparent Inner Self - within the dream. At first this seemed shocking, even impossible, since psychology normally alludes to such theoretical inner aspects as the Subliminal Self, the Center, the Internal Self-Helper in vague and theoretical ways. Waggoner came to realize, however, that aware interaction with the Inner Self was not only possible, but actual and highly inspiring. He concluded that while aware in the dream state, one has both a psychological tool and a platform from which to understand dreaming and the larger picture of man's psyche as well. Waggoner proposes 5 stages of lucid dreaming and guides readers through them, offering advice for those who have never experienced the lucid dream state and suggestions for how experienced lucid dreamers can advance to a new level. Lucid Dreaming offers exciting insights and vivid illustrations that will intrigue not only avid dreamworkers but anyone who is interested in consciousness, identity, and the definition of reality.
Dreaming Yourself Awake
Author: B. Alan Wallace, Brian Hodel
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Some of the greatest of life’s adventures can happen while you’re sound asleep. That’s the promise of lucid dreaming, which is the ability to alter your own dream reality any way you like simply by being aware of the fact that you’re dreaming while you’re in the midst of a dream. There is a range of techniques anyone can learn to become a lucid dreamer—and this book provides all the instruction you need to get started. But B. Alan Wallace also shows how to take the experience of lucid dreaming beyond entertainment to use it to heighten creativity, to solve problems, and to increase self-knowledge. He then goes a step further: moving on to the methods of Tibetan Buddhist dream yoga for using your lucid dreams to attain the profoundest kind of insight.
THE LUCID DREAM MANIFESTO is a reprint of the original manuscript of: LUCID DREAMS, DREAMS AND SLEEP: THEORETICAL CONSTRUCTIONS published by the University of South Dakota Media Press, 1974. This thesis was one of the first books dedicated to exploring lucid dreams (dreams wherein you realize you are dreaming) within the larger context of dreams and sleep. A general and original theory of sleep and dreams is outlined as a context within which to understand lucid dreams as a natural extension of these mechanisms rather than an exceptional event experienced only by "gifted" individuals. From theory to praxis, the book offers practical experiments to train the novice in becoming aware in dreams. The original treatise was selected for Dick McLeester's WELCOME TO THE MAGIC THEATRE: A HANDBOOK FOR EXPLORING DREAMS, 1976, a reference book that THE VILLAGE VOICE called "one of the best introductions to the sleepy third of your life that we've ever seen."
Author: Charlie Morley
Publisher: Hay House Pub
Lucid Dreaming is an exciting new book that explores the 'Why? How? Wow!' of waking up to life by becoming conscious in your dreams. This book contains: a host of tips and techniques for becoming lucid in your dreams holistic and spiritual benefits of living a more awakened life amazing, real-life case studies contributions from the world's leading lucid dreaming experts learning modules designed to help you wake up to your full potential! Hay House Basics is a new series that features world-class experts sharing their knowledge on the topics that matter most for improving your life. If you want to learn a new skill that will enhance your wellbeing, Hay House Basics guarantees practical, targeted wisdom that will give you results!