❮PDF / Epub❯ ☁ Lucid Dreaming The Power of Being Awake Aware in Your Dreams Author Stephen LaBerge – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Dr Stephen LaBerge draws on recently developed techniques that teach you to be aware of what you are dreaming, and ultimately control and manipulate the outcome of your dreams, in order to: overcome l Dr Stephen The Power PDF ☆ LaBerge draws on recently developed techniques that teach you to be aware of what you are dreaming, and ultimately control and manipulate the outcome of your dreams, in order to: overcome longterm, deepseated fears, anxieties, and phobias; harness Lucid Dreaming eBook Î the healing power of your unconscious, awaken creativity, and Dr LaBerge presents further excersises in EXPLORING THE WORLD OF LUCID DREAMING. A lucid dream is a dream in which the dreaming self becomes aware that s/he is dreaming. For me, that awareness would lift my heart with excitement because I would immediately think, 'This is a dream! I can do anything.' And I would immediately jump from the ground and fly. I've been to the moon, 'flew' underwater, swam with whales, etc.
This book is excellent, and contains simple techniques to help promote the lucid dream experience.
Also fascinating are LaBerge's review of the role of dreaming in different cultures.
LD also looks into the philosophy of life, what dreams might mean to our understanding of being alive. One of the most bemusing/interesting examples is that of an over active lucid dreamer who became addicted to the dream world that he'd created. In that world he had elevated himself to be his dream world's spiritual and secular king. That was, until an old man dressed in white hit him over the head and asked 'How do you know that I am not dreaming you?!' At which point the dreamer woke up to wonder at what was his role, really, in 'his' dream. Take a look at pages 264-6.
And, more prosaically, LaBerge also includes data and experimental studies around the science of dreams.
You may not ever experience a lucid dream, although I hope you do! Regardless, this book will change your ideas about dreams and dreaming. I found this author from a workshop about lucid dreams, in 2010. After searching a bit, I found this book, but only a few years later I found a suitable reader to read the file on my mobile. Stil, I wasn't much captivated by the language used, I think it's very technical and scientific, despite of loving the subject. That's why it took me three years or so to read it.
I apreciated the reports about lucid dreams, the pratical guidance and the techniques to have them, but it's not really working for me. I had lucid dreams after the workshop, (or at least I think I had them, but also I think I could be dreaming that I was having a lucid dream) I could not control it, it seems that I keep my fears, despite of knowing that it is a dream.
I've been trying the MILD technique for several months, but with no results.
I'll keep trying, specially when wake up early in the morning and still have time for another sleep, and in the afternoon naps that I can make um weekends and holidays. I'll keep trying until I find some results.
The last chapters were very interesting, whem he writes about the applications of lucid dreaming and transcends to life after death. I found some similarities with what Neal Donald Walsch wrote in his book Home with God: In a Life That Never Ends.
I realize that mindfull meditation and yoga are in the same mindset, and since these subjects interest me, I'll keep practicing, searching and trying until I got it. This book is a classic and tells a lot about the history of dreaming (everyone heard the story about the sewing machine
) and is a nice introduction for everyone who's new to lucid dreaming. However, if you are an experienced lucid dreamer, this book will kinda dissapoint you. There are experiments you've probably done yourself and sometimes he tries to convice you of his opinion while there is no real proof (yet). Of course you can't judge an old book because of that. What I absolutely didn't like about the book is his 'monkey mind', one page he's talking about what happens when we die, second page he's talking about lucid dreams, then about OBE's, then you read dream journal examples and then he continues talking about what happens when we die - again. Another one 'Why do we dream?' have been repeated dozens of times and leaves you with an open answer. Laberge believes OBE's and LD's are the same because he had (what I call) OBE-dreams
just because he didn't experience the real deal, he's convinced OBE's are just dreams. Some techniques are discussed but how to's are not included (except for motivation and a short piece about MILD). He mentions other people a lot, for example it's very obvious he's not a big fan of Castaneda and just by reading -his- book I now know Garfield's lucids were mostly sexual
in case you forget, he will mention it several times. A perfect book for people who are new to lucid dreaming but not for those who wish to go deeper with this practice. What an exploration of consciousness, human imagination, and the forces that drive us we still don't quite understand.
The first time, I read this book at uni and was so taken by it that I started sleeping only ~6 hours a night and napping in the afternoons in order to have higher chances of lucid dreams occurring. It worked for about a month and then, once I have stopped actively trying and devoting attention to it, the lucidity dissipated.
Having read this again, I am doing my best to introduce more reality checks into the day. Not only to improve my chances of lucid dreaming, but at least as importantly because it seems the best way to become more aware, more mindful, and more appreciative while awake as well. No wonder Tibetan yogis used dreams to go deeper into their consciousness thousands of years ago already :)
Couldn't recommend this book more! Lucid Dreaming by Stephen LaBerge 1985. interesting but too repeated on itself. Clear instructions Recommended to me in an off-handed manner by a counselor, this book helped me get rid of some bad sleep disorders. After I read it, I found that I'd been awake but not aware in my dreams. I learned how to recognize when I was dreaming and take advantage of it, instead of letting my subconsious phobias take over and run their course. My sleep became as enjoyable as it was frightening. After a while, because my sleep became normal, I stopped having the lucid dreams. I'll take the peaceful sleep, though. This is not a mystical, or shamanistic work in the manner of Castaneda, it's a scientific, medical study. Most bookstores and libraries put it with Castaneda, stating that anything to do with dreams has to go in the Mystical section. Shame. I highly recommend this for anyone having sleep disorders. The book I’m here reviewing is Lucid Dreaming by Stephen LaBerge published in 1985 (304 pages).
I found the book readable in part, but much of it was quite boring. It is a well-written, intellectual/cerebral account not only of lucid dreaming but dreaming as a whole and other related subjects.
The author is irritatingly skeptical, and, for instance, does not believe that out-of-body experiences are real, but that they are a form of lucid dreaming. He himself has had several out-of-body experiences but uses his own form of logic to explain them away.
In conclusion, I would say that many will appreciate this book, which is an all-round theoretical approach to the subject, but I myself was disappointed, and will now be looking for other hopefully more captivating books on lucid dreaming, and OBEs also for that matter.
Like all of LaBerge's work, there is a tension between the promise of enabling readers to do all of the things that he outlines and the fact that he seems to ignore the fact that, while 50% of people achieve lucidity sometime in their lives, few can do it on command, even with his guidance and techniques. Though a frequent lucid dreamer myself, I have always been ambivalent about being constantly in control and have opted for a more occasional dip into lucid waters. Laberge doesn't seem to value any dreams but the lucid ones, but that said, he is an able guide to what they can offer.
- 304 pages
- Lucid Dreaming The Power of Being Awake Aware in Your Dreams
- Stephen LaBerge
- 02 July 2017 Stephen LaBerge