Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming: A Comprehensive Guide to Promote Creativity, Overcome Sleep Disturbances & Enhance Health and Wellness
Have you ever heard of lucid dreaming? This is recognizing that you are dreaming while you are still asleep. This is an interesting state of consciousness, where anything can happen; perhaps even more importantly, it is where you can make anything happen. Author Clare Johnson has a long career studying and teaching lucid dreaming, distilled here in this intriguing, enlightening book. Johnson first discusses lucid dreaming – an overview of what it is, and why you would desire it. Next she discusses techniques for becoming, and then staying, lucid in your dreams. She also quiets skeptics with examples of numerous experiments, by herself and others, and reassures the more hesitant that more dream control, far from destroying dream messages, can actually improve the connection with the subconscious. Finally she addresses different ways people have used lucid dreaming to improve their lives, from improving athletic skills (yes, really!) to overcoming nightmares to self-healing and improved artistry and creativity. Her ideas are based on sound science, and her writing is peppered with dream experiences that are convincing and beautiful. For anyone intrigued by their dreams, who would like to explore this limitless resource, this book is an ideal place to begin.
Clare R. Johnson