Books are a powerful way to increase our understanding and generate new perspectives. Good books are immersive and profound: they can change the way we live our lives.
In teaching us new lessons, stripping away fallacies and inspiring independent thought, the following books on lucid dreaming are bestsellers for a reason - they are groundbreaking and thought-provoking reads to expand your awareness and develop your lucid dreaming skills.
This book goes far beyond the confines of pop dream psychology, establishing a scientific framework for lucid dreaming to consciously influence the outcome of your dreams. It is based on Dr Stephen LaBerge's extensive laboratory work at Stanford University mapping mind/body relationships during the dream state.
Extensive in its depth and breadth of reach, it also encompasses the teachings of Tibetan dream yogis and the work of other scientists including German psychologist Paul Tholey. This practical workbook will show you how to use your dreams to solve problems, gain confidence, improve creativity and more.
In this deeply comprehensive and modern guide to lucid dreaming, expert lucid dreamer and oneirologist, Daniel Love, will aid you on your unique journey through the fascinating exploration of your mind. This book brings the subject of conscious dreaming fully up to date, including the latest discoveries, research, techniques and much more. It is the perfect guide to help you unlock the hidden potential of your dreams, catering for both beginners and advanced lucid dreamers alike. This book is a no-nonsense approach to the enthralling phenomenon of lucid dreaming and is simply one of the most thorough, accessible and in-depth contemporary guides available.
This is the account of a talented lucid dreamer who stumbles upon a new dimension of conscious awareness: the ability to interact consciously with the dream observer; the apparent Inner Self. Waggoner discovered 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. Armed with this discovery, he proposes five 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. This book 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.
Some of the greatest of life's adventures can happen while you're sound asleep. That’s the promise of this book - revealing the steps to altering your dream reality any way you like. As you'd expect, Wallace offers a range of techniques anyone can learn to become a lucid dreamer. But he 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.
With its evocative retro illustrations, A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming is written by three avid, experienced lucid dreamers. It's a manual for the dream world that takes the reader from step one - learning how to reconnect with his or her dreams - through the myriad possibilities of what can happen once you're lucid.
Beginners will learn about the REM sleep stage, how to improve dream recall by keeping a journal and the importance of reality checks. Once you become lucid, you'll be shown exactly how to make the most of it. As the book's authors write: "Every time you dream, you are washing up on the shores of your own inner landscape." This is how you'll explore it.
Experienced by millions as supernatural assault, sleep paralysis often includes realistic and frightening hallucinations projected into the waking world. It's little known cure? Lucid dreaming.
In Sleep Paralysis, these night visitations of ghosts, vampires and even aliens are honored afresh from the perspective of contemporary dream science. Although they can be terrifying, these visions can also be a reliable portal to other extraordinary states, including lucid dreams, out-of-body experiences and guided journeys to realms beyond our imagination. Sleep Paralysis is a rare find that discusses sleep paralysis and its related dream visions from a how-to perspective - a book for those who want to manage their SP or engage more confidently with this ancient lucid dreaming technique.
Dreams of Awakening is a thorough exploration of lucid dreaming theory and practice within both Western and Tibetan Buddhist contexts. It not only explores lucid dreaming practices, but also Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep, the holistic approach to lucidity training which the author co-created. As a result, the book is personal, based on 12 years of real practice and hundreds of lucid dreaming workshops which Morley has taught around the world.
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 and out of body experiences. The fundamental aim of the book is to teach people how to lucid dream their way to psychological and spiritual growth.
"If we cannot carry our practice into sleep," Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche writes, "if we lose ourselves every night, what chance do we have to be aware when death comes? Look to your experience in dreams to know how you will fare in death. Look to your experience of sleep to discover whether or not you are truly awake."
This book offers detailed instructions from dream yoga including foundational practices done during the day. Dream practices are followed by sleep yoga, also known as the yoga of clear light. It is considered a more advanced practice to stay aware during deep sleep. Most Westerners do not even entertain this as a possibility...
This breakthrough book covers everything you need to know to experience lucid dreams and OBEs using the LDS (Lucid Dream Supplement) induction technique.
Thomas Yuschak holds Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Modern Physics and has been studying lucid dreaming for over a decade. Now a leading authority on the supplement approach of inducing lucid dreams, Yuschak delivers the first comprehensive guide that explains how to use natural, non-prescription, and healthy supplements to induce some of the most profound experiences that humans can achieve.
If we're completely honest, lucid dreaming isn't really known for being the most social of interests. In fact, often it's a lone pursuit - just you, your dream journal and the landscape of your mind. But this technique called PAL (or Partner Assisted Lucidity) breaks down that wall and turns lucid dream exploration into a social event.
Members of our lucid dream forum have been asking how to create dream characters in lucid dreams. The most common problem is having characters who look nothing like they should. Or they seem disinterested in your company. Or they fail to show up on command altogether. So, how to combat this? It's a matter of finding creative solutions that bypass logical expectations.
To lucid dream, I recommend being able to remember at least one vivid dream per night. That will boost your self awareness in dreams (making lucidity more likely) and also means you can actually remember your lucid dreams. Which is nice. Here are four detailed tips on how to remember your dreams more frequently. And if you don't think you dream at all - trust me, you almost certainly do. It takes an extraordinarily rare sleep disorder to deprive someone of dream sleep.
It is estimated that these wise and wily Indians have been using mugwort in their healing and ritual practices for 13,000 years, where it is known as the ‘dream sage’. They use the herb to promote good dreams, which they consider an essential aspect of normal human functioning! But that’s not all...
Silene Capensis has been used for millennia by the Xhosa shaman of the river valleys in the eastern cape of South Africa, where it is known as Undela Ziimhlophe or 'white paths'. It's fragrant white flowers open only at night, when they emit a fragrant and almost hypnotising aroma. Also known as African Dream Herb or Ubulawu, Silene Capensis induces spectacularly vivid dreams - yet has never entered the mainstream and remains a fringe taste within western culture.
Experts agree that everyone is capable of having lucid dreams. Dreaming itself is a normal function of the mind. We all dream every night, even if we don't remember. And we all achieve conscious awareness while awake every single day. So what does it mean to combine these states? Why, the amazing ability to have conscious - or lucid - dreams. Sounds simple, doesn't it? So why do I keep hearing from people who say they can't achieve their first lucid dream?