Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self

Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self

by Robert Waggoner
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Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self by Robert Waggoner

Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self is the account of an extraordinarily talented lucid dreamer who goes beyond the boundaries of both psychology and religion. In the process, he stumbles upon the Inner Self. While lucid (consciously aware) in the dream state and able to act and interact with dream figures, objects, and settings, dream expert Robert Waggoner experienced something transformative and unexpected. He was able to interact consciously with the dream observer - the apparent Inner Self - within the dream. At first this seemed shocking, even impossible, since psychology normally alludes to such theoretical inner aspects as the Subliminal Self, the Center, the Internal Self-Helper in vague and theoretical ways. Waggoner came to realize, however, that aware interaction with the Inner Self was not only possible, but actual and highly inspiring. He concluded 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. Waggoner proposes 5 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. Lucid Dreaming 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781930491144
Publisher: Moment Point Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Pages: 1
Sales rank: 153,628
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Robert Waggoner is President-elect of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) and a graduate of Drake University with a degree in psychology. Over the past thirty years, he has logged more than a thousand lucid dreams. He is an international speaker and coeditor of the quarterly publication, The Lucid Dream Exchange (

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Bumpkinboy More than 1 year ago
An interesting book. Very heavy on Eastern mysticism, shamanism, etc. - which I wasn't really expecting ... in fact, this is more a book on shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism than anything else. Interesting, and I learned a lot (this guy knows his stuff), but it was just a bit of a surprise. This isn't a 'how to' book so if that's what you're looking for you can find better books for that purpose. Lots of paintings and photos, although to be honest I found them distracting rather than illuminating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book a lot. Although I am not familiar with the supposed influence of Eastern spiritualism in this book, I found what he had to say very intriguing. He talks about learning about aspects of yourself through lucid dreams and also talks about the possibilites of shared dreams, precognition and healing.
Mike_Saxton More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved reading this book.
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How do you properly have a lucid dream
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