A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming

  • by Dylan Tuccillo, Jared Zeizel, Thomas Peisel
  • Narrated by Andy Paris
  • 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Imagine being able to fly. Walk through walls. Shape-shift. Breathe underwater. Conjure loved ones - or total strangers - out of thin air. Imagine experiencing your nighttime dreams with the same awareness you possess right now - fully functioning memory, imagination, and self-awareness. Imagine being able to use this power to be more creative, solve problems, and discover a deep sense of well-being.
This is lucid dreaming - the ability to know you are dreaming while you are in a dream, and then consciously explore and change the elements of the dream. A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming shows exactly how to do it. Written by three avid, experienced lucid dreamers, this manual for the dream world takes the reader from step one - learning how to reconnect with his or her dreams - through the myriad possibilities of what can happen once the dreamer is lucid and an accomplished "oneironaut" (a word that comes from the Greek oneira, meaning dreams, and nautis, meaning sailor).
Listeners will learn about the powerful REM sleep stage - a window into lucid dreams. Improve dream recall by keeping a journal. The importance of reality checks, such as "The Finger" - during the day, try to pass your finger through your palm; then, when you actually do it successfully, you'll know that you're dreaming. And once you become lucid, how to make the most of it. Every time you dream, you are washing up on the shores of your own inner landscape. Learn to explore a strange and thrilling world with A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

These techniques have helped a great deal!

Would you consider the audio edition of A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming to be better than the print version?

This audio book is helpful for folks who learn best by listening. Reading distances me from the task at hand and my mind will wander while trying to incorporate written information. For me, and for others with the same bent, this audio book will get you further into the subject while retaining more of it's advice.

What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

The incessant need to describe the dream world as a separate reality grinds my gears. This is neuroscience, not pseudoscience. A simple example of the brain talking to itself more-so than while awake. What is impressive about lucid dreaming, is how incredible this synthetic reality can be. Isn't that amazing enough without dumbing down the subject with notes on collective unconsciousness, vision questing, talking to the dead or other -FAKE- ideas?

What three words best describe Andy Paris’s performance?

Airy, dreamlike and patronizing.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I haven't been able to listen to the book in one go but I put it on my Sansa Fuze+ and listen to it while on break or in the truck.

Any additional comments?

This book does an excellent job of describing how to use your dream journal. 10 years of trying to make this work without one was a problem. Not knowing how to implenent, use and style the thing was another. The book helps streamline the Dream Journal and tells you what the thing is good for other than wrote dream recall.

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- Stephen

Very good - great explanations - interesting

Worthy of a relisten, maybe a a few. The writing is clear, easy, and kind conversational in tone. The explanations are interesting. The technique overviews are to-the-point and credit to other author or experts is given where due. I'll be listening to this book again.
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- Diana "Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-10-2013
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books