Transcendent Dreaming: Stepping into Our Human Potential by Christina Donnell Ph.D. (Author)

Transcendent Dreaming: Stepping into Our Human Potential by Christina Donnell, Ph.D., chronicles a series of dreams that, much to the author’s surprise, revealed within her a capacity for prophecy, clairvoyance, stepping out of time, materialization, and ultimately, a state of oneness with all creation. These faculties of expanded consciousness, she proposes, lie dormant in humankind, ready to be awakened. Through example, the book invites readers to access their infinite nature by delving into their own dream experiences. In the process, it eases their transition from identifying with the individual self to identifying with the underlying intelligence pervading the universe. This blueprint for a transcendent humanity guides us toward a future of inner peace, joy, and wonderment independent of external circumstances.

Christina Donnell, Ph.D., a classically trained clinical psychologist, has studied Eastern traditions and the shamanic energy practices of the Q’ero Indians of Peru for nearly two decades. She currently maintains a consultation practice and travels extensively, conducting workshops, giving public lectures, and leading experiential expeditions. She lives in Minneapolis, MN.

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Provocative Enlightenment Presents: Transcendent Dreaming with Dr. Christina Donnell

Christina is the author of the multiple award-winning book: Transcendent Dreaming: Stepping into Our Human Potential. Classically trained as a clinical psychologist she is known as a spiritual teacher and a prophetic dreamer. She has trained in Eastern traditions and the shamanic energy practices of the Q’ero Indians of Peru for over two decades. She maintains a consultation practice and travels extensively, conducting workshop intensives, giving public lectures, and leading experiential expeditions.

Since writing Transcendent Dreaming, the question most often asked worldwide has been: If one is not a dreamer, how does one experience non-local, pre-cognitive, expanded states of awareness? Christina’s next book and current message is her answer to the question asked by so many and it is an invitation to join her in exploring together how deeper states of being become a creative transforming force while allowing us to discover our own boundlessness.

For Christina, a deeper state of being is the art of union with a greater reality, not just the visible world but the force-filled space organizing our visible world. It is not only an awareness in the mind; it is a process in the cellular nature of the body. This kind of deeper being is somewhat resistant to the usual time and place logarithm. It is a different mathematic in the body. Therefore, a different reality avails itself – a quantum reality. http://www.provocativeenlightenment.com

Lucid Living Experience Your Life Like a Lucid Dream by Tim Freke

After a life-time studying the world’s spiritual traditions, pioneering philosopher Tim Freke presents the mystical heart of spirituality in 8 transformative principles. From his personal experience he describes spiritual awakening as similar to the experience of lucid dreaming – except now while in the waking state.

Awakening is lucid living. This astonishingly direct book points to an awakened state. Step by step it guides you through a radically new way of looking at the present moment, so you can experience a spiritual awakening as you are reading! It will take you less than an hour to read, but it could change your life for good. Since it was first published ten years ago Lucid Living has come to be seen by many as a modern spiritual classic. In this new edition Tim Freke adds an 8th principle to account for the profound developments in his own understanding of awakening.

Tim Freke is an internationally respected authority on world spirituality and the bestselling author of more than 30 books, which have been translated into 15 languages. He is pioneering a new approach to awakening that has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. He presents life-changing events internationally and online. He has often been featured in the international media including the BBC and The History Channel. http://www.TimFreke.com

Tim Freke on Lucid Living and Lucid Dreaming

Standup philosopher and author Tim Freke talks about how the nature of reality is fundamentally paradoxical and the concept of lucid living and lucid dreaming.

Working with Your Dreams


Published on May 31, 2016

Richard gives very helpful guidance for how to approach learning from your dreams and have them help you understand new potentials for your life.

1. Consciousness & Awareness Are Not the Same 2.Demonic Dreams as Messengers of Wholeness: Stephen Laberge


Published on May 23, 2016

Is consciousness the same as awareness, or do the two words refer to different dimensions of perception?

According to world expert on lucid dreaming, Stephen LaBerge, consciousness is awareness plus mind and the structure of the individual brain. “That’s a critical understanding,” he says, “Consciousness does have to do with the brain, but it’s not awareness. Awareness is the word for what it is prior to the one thing we are sure of.”
Stephen LaBerge is the first scientist to empirically prove the existence of the phenomena of lucid dreaming. His work has developed this technique into a powerful tool for studying mind-body relationships in the dream state and he has demonstrated the considerable potential for lucid dreaming in the fields of psychotherapy and psychosomatic medicine.

His book on the subject, Lucid Dreaming, Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming and his more academic Conscious Mind, Sleeping Brain have received enormous popular interest. He is the founder of The Lucidity Institute, an organization that promotes research into lucid dreaming, as well as running courses for the general public on how to achieve a lucid dream

Demonic Dreams as Messengers of Wholeness: Stephen Laberge

Published on May 23, 2016

Are we ready for the lucid nightmare?

“It’s a very destructive idea – the astral projection notion – that there are entities out there that want to get you and that you’ve got to get rid of them and protect yourself from them. No. You want to transform the demons into angels. They’re messengers… of wholeness, and if you accept them, they transform.”
Psychophysiologist and leader in the scientific study of lucid dreaming Stephen LaBerge talks about wholeness and lucidity.

Lucidity, Poetic Synthesis and Creative Consciousness – Fariba Bogzaran


Published on May 12, 2016

Lucidity, Poetic Synthesis and Creative Consciousness

The creative mind and the dreaming mind share a similar space. In creative process, the spontaneous epistemic uncertainty allows innovation and insights. The dreaming consciousness unfolds narrative tapestry of images, sound, thoughts and emotions. Metacognition in dreams (lucidity) becomes a new event to witness and participate inside the mind’s creative action. In this presentation, through poetic synthesis, projected images and music, the space of lucid mind is invoked. The presentation’s goal is to create the “dream space” in waking to allow the unexpected and creative consciousness emerges in lucid waking.

Fariba Bogzaran founded the Dream Studies Program at JFK
University where she taught for 25 years. She conducted the first major scientific research project on transpersonal experiences in lucid dreaming. Her art-based research focused on the phenomenology of lucid dreaming and modern painting, which led to the concept of Lucid Art. With painter Gordon Onslow Ford, she co-founded the Lucid Art Foundation in 1998. Her publications include: Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them; Lucid Art and Hyperspace Lucidity; and Integral Dreaming: A Holistic Approach to Dreams. She is adjunct professor at CIIS.

http://www.bogzaran.com

Conscious Mind, Sleeping Brain: Perspectives on Lucid Dreaming by J. Gackenbach (Editor), Stephen LaBerge (Editor)


A conscious mind in a sleeping brain: the title of this book provides a vivid image of the phenomenon of lucid dreaming, in which dreamers are consciously aware that they are dreaming while they seem to be soundly asleep. Lucid dreamers could be said to be awake to their inner worlds while they are asleep to the external world. Of the many questions that this singular phenomenon may raise, two are foremost:

* What is consciousness?
* And what is sleep?

Although we cannot provide complete answers to either question here, we can at least explain the sense in which we are using the two terms. We say lucid dreamers are conscious because their subjective reports and behavior indicate that they are explicitly aware of the fact that they are asleep and dreaming; in other words, they are reflectively conscious of themselves. We say lucid dreamers are asleep primarily because they are not in sensory contact with the external world, and also because research shows physiological signs of what is conventionally considered REM sleep. The evidence presented in this book-preliminary as it is-still ought to make it clear that lucid dreaming is an experiential and physiological reality. Whether we should consider it a paradoxical form of sleep or a paradoxical form of waking or something else entirely, it seems too early to tell.

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Published on Nov 17, 2015

http://www.scienceandnonduality.com/

Maurizio Benazzo(SAND co-founder) in conversation with Stephen LaBerge.

Stephen LaBerge is the first scientist to empirically prove the existence of lucid dreaming. His work has developed this technique into a powerful tool for studying mind-body relationships in the dream state, and he has demonstrated the potential for lucid dreaming in the fields of psychotherapy and psychosomatic medicine. His books Lucid Dreaming, Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming, and Conscious Mind, Sleeping Brain, have received enormous popular interest. He is the founder of The Lucidity Institute an organization that promotes research into lucid dreaming, and offers courses on how to achieve a lucid dream.

Living in Your Soul’s Light: Understanding Your Eternal Self by Richard Webster (Author)


Strengthen Your Connection with Your Immortal Soul

In 2010, popular author Richard Webster had a brush with death. Emerging from that experience, he felt compelled to study and write about the soul—the spiritual and eternal part of each of us.

In his friendly and accessible manner, Webster explores beliefs and customs regarding the soul, past lives, and reincarnation in cultures all over the world. Learn about auras, chakras, lucid dreaming, and the planes of existence. Read true accounts of near-death experiences, past-life memories, and encounters with soul mates.

Discover the Seven Rays—powerful universal energies that have a profound effect on the soul. Many people believe that every person’s soul is attuned to a particular ray to help it achieve its purpose in this incarnation. Experience the energy of each ray and use the quizzes, meditations, and exercises included here to determine which ray you are using most, and the life purpose you are here to fulfill.


Richard Webster was born and raised in New Zealand. He has been interested in the psychic world since he was nine years old. As a teenager, he became involved in hypnotism and later became a professional stage hypnotist. After school, he worked in the publishing business and purchased a bookstore. The concept of reincarnation played a significant role in his decision to become a past-life specialist. Richard has also taught psychic development classes, which are based on many of his books.

Richard’s first book was published in 1972, fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming an author. Richard is now the author of over a hundred books, and is still writing today. His best-selling books include Spirit Guides & Angel Guardians and Creative Visualization for Beginners.

Richard has appeared on several radio and TV programs in the United States and abroad including guest spots on Hard Copy, WMAQ-TV (Chicago), KTLA-TV (Los Angeles), KSTW-TV (Seattle) and the Mike and Matty Show (ABC). He currently resides in New Zealand with his wife and three children. He regularly travels the world to give lectures, workshops and to continue his research.

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Waking, Dreaming, Being :Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy ~ Evan Thompson [updated Dec 21, 2014]

Pub Date Nov 11 2014

A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of the mind, casting new light on the self and its relation to the brain.

Thompson shows how the self is a changing process, not a static thing. When we are awake we identify with our body, but if we let our mind wander or daydream, we project a mentally imagined self into the remembered past or anticipated future. As we fall asleep, the impression of being a bounded self distinct from the world dissolves, but the self reappears in the dream state. If we have a lucid dream, we no longer identify only with the self within the dream. Our sense of self now includes our dreaming self, the “I” as dreamer. Finally, as we meditate — either in the waking state or in a lucid dream — we can observe whatever images or thoughts arise and how we tend to identify with them as “me.” We can also experience sheer awareness itself, distinct from the changing contents that make up our image of the self.

Contemplative traditions say that we can learn to let go of the self, so that when we die we can witness the dissolution of the self with equanimity. Thompson weaves together neuroscience, philosophy, and personal narrative to depict these transformations, adding uncommon depth to life’s profound questions. Contemplative experience comes to illuminate scientific findings, and scientific evidence enriches the vast knowledge acquired by contemplatives.
Evan Thompson is professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind and Colour Vision: A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception; coauthor of The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience; and co-editor of Self, No Self? Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions and The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness.

Evan Thompson was born in 1962 in Ithaca, NY, and grew up in Boston, New York, and Toronto. After 8 years as a Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Toronto, he moved in July 2013 to the Philosophy Department at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He writes about the mind, life, consciousness, and the self, from the perspectives of cognitive science, philosophy of mind, phenomenology, and cross-cultural philosophy (especially Buddhism and other Indian philosophical traditions). As a teenager, Evan was home-schooled in Southampton, NY and Manhattan at the Lindisfarne Association, an educational and contemplative community founded by his father, William Irwin Thompson. He received his A.B. in Asian Studies from Amherst College (1983), and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto (1990).

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Evan Thompson – “Waking, Dreaming, Being” at CIIS

Dr. Evan Thompson is a professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He is currently the Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley, where he is teaching a course on the dialogue between Buddhism, Phenomenology, and Cognitive Science. He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including The Embodied Mind (1991), Mind in Life (2007) and Waking, Dreaming, Being: New Light on the Self and Consciousness from Neuroscience, Meditation and Philosophy (forthcoming).

Evolution of the Brain, Consciousness and Lucid Dreaming – Rudolph Tanzi

Published on Oct 20, 2014

Rudolph Tanzi discusses the evolution of the brain and consciousness, his research on the genetics of neurological disease aided by meditation and lucid dreaming.

This interview is featured in the upcoming “Science and Nonduality Anthology Vol.5”. http://www.scienceandnonduality.com/p…

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi is the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Vice-Chair of Neurology and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tanzi co-discovered all three familial early-onset Alzheimer’s disease genes and several other neurological disease genes including that responsible for Wilson’s disease. As leader of the Alzheimer’s Genome Project, Dr. Tanzi has identified many other genes for the common late-onset form of AD. Dr. Tanzi serves on dozens of editorial and scientific advisory boards, and as Chair of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium. He has received numerous awards, including the two highest awards for Alzheimer’s disease research: The Metropolitan Life Award and The Potamkin Prize.

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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.

Robert Waggoner is President-Elect of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) and a summa cum laude graduate of Drake University with a degree in psychology. He is also the co-­founder and editor of the online journal, The Lucid Dream Exchange (dreaminglucid.com), the only ongoing publication devoted specifically to lucid dreaming. He is a frequent speaker at national and international dream conferences.

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Robert Waggoner – ‘Lucid Dreaming – Gateway To The Inner’ – Interview by Iain McNay

Author of ” Lucid Dreaming – Gateway to the Inner Self ” talks about his early dream experiences and he discovered lucid dreaming after reading Carlos Castaneda. He quantifies his scientific evidence that now exists on this subject and explains why he feels that Lucid Dreaming is a revolutionary tool to explore the actual nature of reality.It can clearly show shadow issues and the limited nature of self-attachments and might lead to an experience of non-dual awareness.

‘Something pre-exists the sense of self.The making of the “I” is a mistaken perception, the source of whole series of errors’

Robert Waggoner – Lucid Dreaming (The Moore Show)

Dreams of Awakening: Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep ~ Charlie Morley

Dreams of Awakening is a thorough and exciting exploration of lucid dreaming theory and practice within both Western and Tibetan Buddhist contexts. It not only explores lucid dreaming practices, but also the innovative new techniques of Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep, the holistic approach to lucidity training which the author co-created.

The book is based on over 12 years of personal practice and the hundreds of lucid dreaming workshops which Charlie has taught around the world, in venues as diverse as Buddhist temples and dance-music festivals. Using a three-part structure of Ground, Path and Germination the reader is given a solid grounding in:

. the history and benefits of lucid dreaming

. cutting edge research from dream and sleep scientists.

. entering the path of learning to do the practices

. prophetic dreams, lucid living, out of body experiences and quantum dreaming.

Although Dreams of Awakening presents many different angles on how to make the 30 years we spend asleep more worthwhile, the fundamental aim of the book is to teach people how to lucid dream their way to psychological and spiritual growth. This book is for all those who want to wake up, both in their dreams and waking lives.

Charlie Morley received the traditional “authorization to teach” from his teacher Lama Yeshe Rinpoche in 2008. Charlie was originally asked to teach by renowned meditation teacher Prof. Rob Nairn who described him as “the most authentic practitioner of lucid dreaming and dream yoga teaching in Europe”.

After 10 years in the hip hop dance scene Charlie has spent the last 5 years running lucid dreaming retreats and workshops around the world, written his first book “Dreams of Awakening” and released his first audio CD product “Lucid dreaming, Conscious Sleeping” for Hay House and given the ever first talk on lucid dreaming at the well-known “TED” conferences.

Charlie Morley ‘Dream of Awakening’ Interview by Renate McNay

Charlie Morley ‘Dream of Awakening’ Interview by Renate McNay

TEDxSanDiego 2011 – Charlie Morley – Lucid Dreaming, Embracing Nightmares

Charlie Morley is a Lucid Dreaming teacher and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism specializing in the use of both Western scientific and Tibetan Buddhist dream practices with the aims of bringing mindful awareness into all stages of dream, sleep and waking life. He is the co-creator of a new holistic approach to conscious sleeping and lucid dreaming called “Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep”. This new approach includes practices which aim to help us sleep better, dream more lucidly and wake up with more awareness, clarity and joy!

How and why lucid dream? Charlie Morley

Published on Dec 27, 2013

Charlie Morley is a Hay House author and teacher of Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep: the holistic approach to lucid dreaming within the context of mindfulness meditation and Tibetan Buddhism.

Charlie’s first Hay House publication “Dreams of Awakening: Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep” is available for pre-order now! Click this link to BUY THE BOOK!.

Through learning how to sleep mindfully and dream lucidly we can begin to wake up in our daily lives as well as our dream and sleep as we become more lucidly aware and mindfully enter onto a path of both spiritual and psychological awakening.

In 2008 Charlie he became one of the first Westerners officially “authorized to teach” lucid dreaming within the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. This allows him the rare ability to synthesize both Western and Eastern perspectives on lucidity. He currently lives in London and teaches around the world. – source http://www.charliemorley.com/

Spirit Guided Lucid Dreaming ~ Nick Barrett

A complete guide to contacting your spirit family through the art of lucid dreaming. Using certain techniques within our dream world and adopting the correct ‘spirit’ mindset, will seal the bond between self and spirit. Journey now through the author’s past spirit-guided dream adventures and learn to adopt the toolkit, so that you too can be in contact with your new spirit companion.

Extended description

We are not alone in this vast universe. Celestial beings that are not from this world can be beckoned by us anytime we wish to. Through the art of Lucid Dreaming, being consciously aware within our dreams, we can step through a portal within our minds and contact these very beings. They are waiting for us to make that conscious connection. They bring nothing but guidance, love and admiration for us all. Their wish is to nurture and help us grow our consciousness so that we can evolve into the divine beings we are destined to be.

You will discover a divine skeleton key into the unseen worlds; learn distinctive meditative techniques and practices so you too can summon your own Spirit Family through lucid dreaming.

Throughout various times within this book, the author gives you personal experiences from his dream journal conversing with his spirit guide. This will help you understand the inner potential and wisdom that a guide can give you.


Nick Barrett is the author of eBooks, ‘Spirit Guided Lucid Dreaming’ and the ‘Dreamscape series one’, along with being the blog author for the ‘Alwayz Lucid’ website and creator of fictitious cartoon character, ‘Dr. Lucid.‘ Nick is also a trained Medical Qigong practitioner levels, 1-3.

Some mysterious force always guided the author’s journey from when he was a child, what that ‘force’ was exactly, he wasn’t sure! He then made it his prime objective to find out the answers through his lucid dreams and thus, located and sealed the bond with his spirit guide. He confides in his guide regularly, in times of need, to access higher states of awareness and to seek new ancient wisdom. Throughout all that he writes and what is shared, his guide is forever by his side advising him along the way.
Nick now dedicates his full time, in sharing with others to help raise global consciousness, and provides insight into the true nature in spiritual companionship and lucid dreaming. Nick is also working on a children’s book project for 5-9 year old, which is aimed towards bringing more awareness to the art of lucid dreaming for future generations to come.

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Nick Barrett on Lucid Dreaming

Published on Sep 26, 2013
Nick Barrett is the author of books, ‘Spirit Guided Lucid Dreaming’ and ‘Dreamscape series one’, along with being the blog author for the ‘Alwayz Lucid’ website. Nick is also a trained Medical Qigong practitioner levels, 1-3.

Some mysterious force always guided the author’s journey from when he was a child, what that ‘force’ was exactly, he wasn’t sure! He then made it his prime objective to find out the answers through his lucid dreams and thusly, located and sealed the bond with his spirit guide. He confides in his guide regularly, in times of need, to access higher states of awareness and to seek new ancient wisdom. Throughout all that he writes and what is shared, his guide is forever by his side advising him along the way.

Awareness is the Dreamer ~ Rupert Spira

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Awareness is the Dreamer ~ Rupert Spira

Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming By Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D. and Howard Rheingold

“[A] solid how-to book…For amateur dream researchers, this is a must.”
WHOLE EARTH REVIEW This book goes far beyond the confines of pop dream psychology, establishing a scientifically researched framework for using lucid dreaming—that is, consciously influencing the outcome of your dreams. Based on Dr. Stephen LaBerge’s extensive laboratory work at Stanford University mapping mind/body relationships during the dream state, as well as the teachings of Tibetan dream yogis and the work of other scientists, including German psycholgist Paul Tholey, this practical workbook will show you how to use your dreams to: Solve problems; Gain greater confidence; improve creativity, and more.

Lucid dreaming–conscious awareness during the dream state–is an exhilarating experience. This practical workbook goes beyond the confines of pop dream psychology to establish a scientifically researched framework for using lucid dreaming and shows how to use the technique to solve problems, improve creativity, overcome fears, and gain confidence.

Chapter 1: The World of Lucid Dreaming
Reviews reasons for learning to become lucid in your dreams. The uses of consciousness. Lucid dreaming and the potential for promoting personal growth and self-development, enhancing self- confidence, improving mental and physical health, facilitating creative problem-solving, and helping you to progress on the path to self-mastery.

Chapter 2: Preparation for Learning Lucid Dreaming
Provides necessary background on sleep and helps you overcome any reservations you might have about lucid dreaming that might inhibit your progress. Next, it helps you get acquainted with your dreams. You will learn how to begin a dream journal, and how to increase your dream recall. You will need to recall at least one dream per night before attempting lucid dream induction techniques. When you have a dream journal with several entries, you will be ready to build a catalog of dreamsigns. These are the characteristic features of dreams that you can use as signposts to lucidity.

Chapter 3: Waking Up in the Dream
Discusses techniques for realizing you are dreaming from within the dream. The two major techniques presented are the Reflection-Intention technique, which is based on the practice of questioning whether you are awake or dreaming, and MILD, the technique I used to learn to have lucid dreams at will, which trains you to remember to notice when you are dreaming.

Chapter 4: Falling Asleep Consciously
Describes techniques for entering the dream state lucidly directly from the waking state.

Chapter 5: The Building of Dreams
Provides a solid background on the origins and nature of the dreaming process, and discusses lucid dreaming in the context of dreams in general.

Chapter 6: Principles and Practice of Lucid Dreaming
Shows you how to gain control over the dream: how to remain in a lucid dream, how to awaken when you wish, and how to manipulate and observe the dream world. In addition to explaining methods of exercising power over the dream, we discuss the benefits inherent in taking an open, flexible, and non- commanding role in lucid dreams.

Chapter 7: Adventures and Explorations
Shows how you can use lucid dreaming for wish-fulfillment and the satisfaction of your desires. Examples and suggestions are provided to help you explore new worlds or enact exciting adventures in your dreams, and show how you can tie your dream adventures into your personal self-development.

Chapter 8: Rehearsal for Living
Explains how lucid dreaming can be a practical tool for practicing for your waking life. Lucid dreaming can be used as a “flight simulator” for life, a way in which you can practice new ways of living, as well as particular skills. Practice in the dream state can contribute to enhanced experience, improved performance, and deepened understanding in waking life.

Chapter 9: Creative Problem Solving
Discusses lucid dreaming as a fruitful source of creativity, for art, science, business, or personal life. Diverse examples are given, such as the use of lucid dreaming to find a name for a soon-to-be-born child, to repair cars, or to understand abstract mathematical concepts.

Chapter 10: Overcoming Nightmares
Helps you use lucid dreaming to face and overcome fears and inhibitions that may be preventing you from getting the most out of your life. Lucid dreamers can overcome nightmares, and in so doing learn how to make the best of the worst situations imaginable.

Chapter 11: The Healing Dream
Shows how lucid dreamers can achieve more integrated, healthier personalities. Lucid dreams can also help those who have unresolved conflicts from past or present relationships, or with deceased friends or family members. And, in lucid dreams, we can learn mental flexibility. Because nothing can harm us in the dream, we can do anything, and try to solve our problems in unusual or unheard of ways. This helps us to increase our repertoire of possible behaviors in the waking world, thereby decreasing the probability of getting stuck in situations with which we don’t know how to cope.

Chapter 12: Life is a Dream: Intimations of a Wider World
Takes a step beyond the application of lucid dreaming to your everyday life, and shows how lucid dreams can be used to attain a more complete understanding of yourself and your relation to the world. In the dream you are only who you “dream yourself to be,” and understanding this can help you see to what extent your waking self is limited by your own conceptions of who you are. Examples of transcendental experiences that happened in lucid dreams will show you a direction that you might wish to explore in your own inner worlds.

Afterword: The Adventure Continues…
Invites you to join the Lucidity Institute, a membership society devoted to advancing knowledge on the nature and potentials of lucid dreaming.

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Stephen Laberge: Lucid Dreaming (excerpt) — A Thinking Allowed DVD w/ Jeffrey Mishlove

NOTE: This is an excerpt from the two-part, 60-minute DVD.
http://www.thinkingallowed.com/2slabe…

Lucid dreams are dreams in which you are aware that you are dreaming. Researcher LaBerge discusses techniques for inducing lucid dreams as well as some practical applications. These include anxiety reduction, practicing various skills, creative problem solving and exploring decision scenarios.

Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D., is a research associate at Stanford University’s sleep and dream laboratory. He is founder of the Lucidity Institute in Palo Alto, California, and is author of Lucid Dreaming and Exploring the World of Lucid Dreams.

Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D., Excerpt from “Dreams and Consciousness”

Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D. explains the difference between dreaming and waking in relation to sensory input and perception. He further elaborates on why dreams are reflections of our waking experience. Finally, he proposes that dreamers go beyond dream interpretation and “bring our ideals into our dreams and act there.”

Brought to you by the International Association for the Study of Dreams and other dreamers like you!

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