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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.
"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
About the Author
Clare R. Johnson, PhD, is a world-leading expert on lucid dreaming. She is Vice President and Board Director of the largest dream organization in the world, the International Association for the Study of Dreams. Her work on lucid dreaming has been featured indocumentaries, magazines, radio shows, and television. She is a regular speaker at international dream conferences, both in the United States and in Europe, and she leads lucid dream workshops and courses on how to unlock the creative and healing potential of dreams.
An award-winning short story writer and poet, her first novel,Breathing in Colour (as Clare Jay) explores how lucid dreaming can heal trauma, while her second novel,Dreamrunner, explores lucid dreaming as a potential cure for violent moving nightmares.Dr. Johnsonis co-editor ofSleep Monsters & Superheroes: Empowering Children through Creative Dreamplay , and she is the author ofDream Therapy: Dream your way to health and happiness .
Table of Contents
List of Practices xiii Foreword by Dr. Keith Hearne, BSc, MSc, PhD xvii Disclaimer xxi Part 1: How to Lucid Dream • 1 Introduction 3 Chapter 1Wake Up: Three Golden Tools for a Lucid Mindset 15 Chapter 2How to Trigger Lucid Dreaming 31 Chapter 3Your Gateway to Lucid Dreams: Sensations While Falling into and Waking from Sleep 43 Chapter 4Stay Lucid: The CLEAR Stabilisation Technique 57 Chapter 5Should We Control Our Dreams? Going with the Flow 71 Chapter 6Using Magic in Dreams: Active Ways of Guiding Dreams 83 Chapter 7Understanding Your Dream Body and Lucid Dream Physics 97 Chapter 8The People You'll Meet: Lucid Dream Mentors, Puppets, and Psychological Projections 113
Part 2: Lucid Dreaming to Promote Creativity, Skill, and Pleasure • 133 Chapter 9Creativity Elixirs: Lucid Writing, Creative Trances, and Lucid Dreaming While Awake 135 Chapter 10Improve Physical Skills: Lucid Kickboxing, Guitar Riffs, and Scuba Diving 153 Chapter 11Promote Creative Skill: Meet Your Inner Artist and Problem Solver 167 Chapter 12Sex in Lucid Dreams: From Orgasms to Ethics 183
Part 3: Lucid Dreaming to Assist Sleep Disturbances and Overcome Nightmares • 197 Chapter 13Nightmares as Creative Gifts: Lucidity and Nightmare Solutions 199 Chapter 14Kids and Bad Dreams: How Lucid Dreaming Can Help 219 Chapter 15Could Lucid Dreaming Be a Remedy for Sleep Disorders? 237
Part 4: Lucid Dreaming for Healing and Wellbeing • 249 Chapter 16Psychological Healing and Overcoming Phobias 251 Chapter 17Physical Healing of Pain and Illness 263 Chapter 18Healing Others in Lucid Dreams 281
Part 5: Extraordinary Lucid Dreaming for Connection and Oneness • 293 Chapter 19Lucid Dream Telepathy: Coincidence or a Natural Human Potential? 295 Chapter 20Out-of-Body Experiences and the Rainbow of Conscious Experience 309 Chapter 21The Void and the Lucid Light: When Imagery and the Dream Body Disappear 325 Chapter 22Using Meditation and Mantras in Lucid Dreaming as a Fast Track to Oneness 339 Chapter 23Death and the Divine: Lucid Dreaming out of This World 353 Chapter 24Living a Lucid Life: Reality Creation and the Art of Happiness 371
Conclusion 379 Appendix I: A Brief History of Lucid Dreaming 387 Appendix II: An Invitation to Dream Lucidly 391 Glossary of Terms 393 Bibliography 399 Resources 417 Index 419
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When I first saw this book listed with NetGalley, I was eager to read it. From as far back as I can remember, when I have a really bad nightmare, I’m able to tell myself it’s just a dream and wake myself up. It’s really hard to get myself awake but sometimes it’s all that saves me in the moment lol. Well, at least in the dream. In the past 5-10 years, after sleeping enough hours to be rested, seems I’m semiconscious and dreaming at the same time. I love when this happens. I can mold my dream to what I need, as in solving a problem. Or as in dreaming about my dad who past away, I feel I can connect with him. Although I’ve read this fascinating book, I plan on going back and “studying” it. I had never told people about waking myself up or these lucid dreams for fear they would think me crazy. I feel this book touches on a world of possibilities, the best being that we can maybe heal ourselves emotionally from a traumatic event in our past or what may seem a hopeless situation in the present.