I’m biking up a two-mile-high mountain and the path is getting dangerously narrow. To my right, there’s a sheer death drop.
Fear rises in me and then to my enormous relief I realise that I am dreaming! Determined to face my fear, I swing my handlebars to the right… and cycle off over the edge of the cliff.
It’s the most exhilarating ride of my life!
When I finally come to a halt, I shout out to the dream: “Why is lucid dreaming so amazing?” The answer booms out: “Because you can experience the beauty of the entire universe.”
This lucid dream happened in 2015 when I was climbing a two-decade-high mountain of work, writing a ground-breaking, comprehensive guidebook to lucid dreaming.
My intensive academic and personal research into lucid dreaming had already resulted in me becoming the first person to do a PhD on lucid dreaming and the creative process, and I was leading lucidity workshops internationally.
But the big, practical lucidity handbook I was writing was getting bigger and bigger (turning itself into a veritable mountain!).
After that dream, I knew I needed to take the plunge and get it published.
That dream just came true, in the best possible way. The book is now out in the world: Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming: A Comprehensive Guide to Promote Creativity, Overcome Sleep Disturbances & Enhance Health and Wellness.
I wrote this book for all those interested in taking lucid dreaming to a new level, whether by having more lucid dreams, or by exploring deeper.
This powerful, in-depth, how-to lucid dreaming resource book contains over 70 practical techniques and activities to help people to get lucid, stay lucid, and explore the dream world in rich and exciting ways.
Practices include “Empowerment Techniques for Lucid Nightmares” (practice #45), “How to Create a Fabulous Lucid Dream Sex Life” (practice #39) and “Lucid Dreaming into Dying” (practice #70).
The book draws on cutting edge science and psychology and is packed with inspiring stories of life-changing lucid dreams.
Apart from covering the essential ground of how to get and stay lucid and experiment with guiding dreams, Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming explores the following hot topics and more:
The foreword is written by Dr Keith Hearne, the pioneering British psychologist who first scientifically proved the existence of lucid dreaming in 1975.
Dr Hearne writes
“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.”
Dr Keith Hearne with the world’s first Dream Machine
Published by Llewellyn Worldwide, the physical book is 427 pages long in a generous oversized format – so it’s the size of at least two “regular” books. It has five sections:
The how-to of getting lucid, guiding dreams, and enabling lucid dreaming to enrich our waking life is explored, and the book also explores deep lucid dreaming.
Deep lucid dreaming refers to the profound experiences that lucid dreaming can open up for us, such as being bodiless in dream space, trav¬elling at incredible speeds in white light, and connecting with a baseline state of consciousness that may be the bedrock of reality and the universe.
“Dr. Johnson has clearly established herself to be the ultimate guide to lucid dreaming. This is a magnificent book!”
– Carlos Schenck, MD, sleep disorder specialist and author of SLEEP.
“An unprecedented accomplishment [by] a master lucid dreamer.”
– Scott Sparrow, EdD, author of Lucid Dreaming: Dawning of the Clear Light.
“A powerful how-to resource book that is also inspirational. Highly recommended!”
– Patricia Garfield, PhD, author of the classic 1974 lucid dreaming guide, Creative Dreaming.
Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming can be ordered at any physical bookstore in the world, and it is available in many online stores, such as: Barnes & Noble, Llewellyn Worldwide, and Amazon.com. It’s also available as a Kindle ebook. I would love to hear your thoughts on the book, so do contact me via my website or leave a comment on any of my YouTube videos.About The Author
Dr Clare Johnson has researched lucid dreaming for 20 years and is a lifelong lucid dreamer. She is Vice President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams. Visit her at: www.deepluciddreaming.com
Rebecca Turner is a science writer, illustrator, explorer of consciousness - and founder of World of Lucid Dreaming. She is currently studying for a biology degree in Auckland and blogging at her site Science Me.
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