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 and beyond are best-sellers for a reason - they are groundbreaking, thought-provoking and potentially life-changing. I recommend these books for expanding your awareness and developing 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.
Even though we will devote a third of our lives to sleep, we still know remarkably little about its origins and purpose. Paul Martin's Counting Sheep answers myriad compelling questions in this illuminating and encyclopedic work of popular science.
Even the wonders of yawning, the perils of sleepwalking, and the strange ubiquity of nocturnal erections are explained in full. Counting Sheep reflects the centrality of sleep to our lives and helps readers respect, understand and extract more pleasure from that delicious time when they're lost to the world.
Experienced by millions as supernatural assault, sleep paralysis often includes realistic and frightening hallucinations projected into the waking world. 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.
"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...
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.
Can there be a nastier way to die than from a chronic inability to sleep? How this appalling affliction killed dozens of members of one aristocratic Venetian family over the last three centuries - only to emerge in the 1990s as the key to the hunt for the cause of Mad Cow and Alzheimer's Disease - is the utterly compelling, surprising story told here. D T Max's groundbreaking work of scientific detection traces the revelation of the operating methods of the prion, reaching back to the 18th-century English farmers, to the brilliant biologists whose research has helped crack the prion case and offers new hope for victims. With exceptional fluency, grace, and sympathy, D T Max tells a story that is at once enlightening and spell-binding.