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Posted November 29, 2010
Finally, A Good, In-Depth Source
Lucid dreaming has been a big part of my life since I was a child. I initially began the process in order to combat chronic nightmares that plagued my sleep. In my late teens, I had a four year period of lucid dreaming that would later serve as the inspiration for my own novels. Over the years I had heard the term "lucid dreams" and "conscious dreams" but most of the material that I found was about people purposefully making themselves lucid to create some type of dream fantasy realm. That is all well and good, but I wanted to understand more about what had happened to me with the four years of post-apocalyptic dreams that I had that I did not ask for.
I finally came across Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self. I have not before, nor since found such a great source that actually managed to give me answers to many of the questions that I had. There are, of course, some questions that a book cannot answer and I will need to discover those answers on my own but this book really delves in-depth on the subject of lucid dreaming and the multiple layers and experiences one can have when in this state. My eyes were opened to a level that they had never been opened before as to what is possible.
I also practice meditation, I have for a few years. Combining the two techniques is highly beneficial and really allows one to explore the depths of the sub-conscious that we are normally "locked" away from (I use that loosely, the reality is, we lock ourselves away from our true selves). The author is not only an experienced lucid dreamer, he has conducted numerous experiments with lucid dreaming to really test the depths of his own ability as well as the ability of others to maximize this phenomenon. He does an excellent job chronicling these dreams throughout the book with explanations as well as examples of others who have had similar experiences.
Lucid dreaming, once considered a "fringe science" has been accepted as a scientific reality but the depths have yet to be fully probed. If you have any interest in lucid dreaming, whether you have experienced it yourself, are curious about it, or just want to, this book is a must-have. I was well worth every penny I paid.
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Posted July 8, 2012
Helpful truths 53%
You will recognize the truth when you read it!
While I have been reading this book, I have been hopeful of having a lucid dream (I have had a few in my lifetime.) Unfortunately, I have been unable to become aware that I am dreaming during this time. I am hopeful I will become lucid soon as I have a few dream characters who appear to be attempting to interact with me and I am looking forward to interacting with them!
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Posted November 9, 2013