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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Starting the Lucid Dreaming Adventure
I didn't read the print version.
The "character" in this book is a person's unconscious or imagination, and learning dreaming techniques to become awake in it in dreams.
My favorite scenes was when I became lucid in dreams again, as I have previously done.
That I need to be more diligent about getting up early to have more chance to become lucid when I go back to sleep, and in recording my dreams.
This is a book that will interest beginners, and people who are trying to have more lucid dreams. The presentation that promises big results may disappoint people who think those results will be immediate. I read in another book that it takes a person who is actively trying to have a dream, by such techniques as asking yourself if you are dreaming during the day, between one and three months for the first dream. It is worth the effort to try to have a lucid dream because of the emotional release in the dream. I used one technique that the author suggested while having a lucid dream, and that was to try meditating during the dream. I went into a sitting position while in the air, and found myself rushing through the air which was enjoyable. This is not a book for more regular dreamers, who will know this information already, as other reviewers have said.
Very good - great explanations - interesting