A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming

A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming

Mastering the Art of Oneironautics

eBook - 2013
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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, with its evocative retro illustrations, 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).

Readers 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.

Baker & Taylor
In a practical guide to controlling dreams, offers step-by-step instructions for activating lucid dreams while providing a cultural history of dreams and the science of sleep.

Publisher: New York : Workman Pub. Co., Inc., 2013
ISBN: 9780761178620
Characteristics: 1 online resource (pages cm.)

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Apr 25, 2018

A mediocre book, mostly about the wonderful things that can be done when lucid, when what one needs is advice on how to become lucid. About that there's only a single page, on the hardest way to become lucid- entering the state from full wakefulness.
But it sprinkles in useful-looking tips, like "Sleep on your back", so it looks useful for supplemental background information.

Oct 01, 2016

Great guide to help you start lucid dreaming. Simple and easy to follow.

Court1992 Feb 20, 2015

This is a great book to start with when introducing yourself to lucid dreaming. ANYONE CAN LEARN.
It is a guide that explains all the basics while also introducing gently some philosophical and "outside-the-box" speculations on what dreams could really be.
Ancient people of the past used to be all about lucid dreaming etc but in todays society we tend to focus on the outer world with stressful routines rather than inner self exploration so I can see how some people who have a barrier in their way of thinking may struggle with learning to lucid dream.
You have to be really DEDICATED to learning, it's not something that's a right here right now concept.
Intention is one of the most important of all. If you dont believe you can, you wont. If you dont have the most deepest of intentions and really practice (I'm talking about at least 20 minutes of contemplating/imagining yourself lucid dreaming every day for eg) then dont even bother with lucid dreaming. But persevere and you'll know it was all worth it.
When it comes to subjects such as lucid dreaming, astral projection etc. it's hard to "prove" such things exist when modern day technology cannot capture it. Thats why creating your own experiences is the best method of all.
The authors reveal plenty of their own experiences so you can get a taste of what they are talking about, and know that they know their stuff.
Don't be put of by their age. Age is just a number and does very little when it comes to knowledge. I am only 23 and I have achieved both lucid dreaming and astral projection and am one of the most conscious beings I personally know. It's changed my entire life and way of thinking.
The only thing I found questioning in this book was my speculation on whether the authors can tell if their dreaming or actually astral projecting.

Jan 04, 2014

Does it really work? I have a friend who has this ability to control his dreams so I was curious. I am not sure if it is possible for everybody or only some people. According to this book, you are supposed to question reality at all times, then realize you're dreaming during the dream, then take action. I always seem to be just a viewer during my dreams, not in control, and not able to ask myself any questions. I have read that this book was made by a bunch of youngsters who got a kickstart grant. I noticed that many of the examples in the book were written by the authors themselves.

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