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Lucid Dreaming

 

Lucid dreaming is knowing that you are dreaming while a dream occurs and being able to consciously guide its direction.

 

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The Lucidity Institute
The Lucidity Institute, Inc. was founded in 1987 by lucid dreaming researcher Dr. Stephen LaBerge to support research on lucid dreams and help people learn to use them to enhance their lives. It is a for-profit corporation.

 

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Lucid Dreaming FAQ
On the website of the Lucidity Institute.

 

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Lucid Dreaming
by Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D.

This is the seminal work that first brought lucid dreaming to the attention of the general public and legitimized it as a valuable field of scientific inquiry. It is still the best general reference on lucid dreaming and a pleasure to read. The phenomenon of lucid dreaming is explored from many angles, beginning with the history of the practice in human cultures. LaBerge describes the early days of the scientific research and tells the story of his successful challenge of the established school of thought in sleep research, which held that awareness while dreaming was impossible. He discusses many methods of lucid dream induction, including the way he taught himself to have several lucid dreams per night. Other topics covered include: contemporary theories of the function of dreaming "Dreaming, Function, and Meaning," applications of lucid dreaming, the relationship of lucid dreaming to out-of-body and near-death experiences, and the possibility of using lucid dreaming as a gateway or stepping stone on the path to spiritual enlightenment.

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

A practical guide for lucid dreamers. The first half of the book establishes a basic understanding of sleep and dreams, followed by a progressive series of exercises for developing lucid dreaming skills. These include cataloging "dreamsigns," your personal landmarks that tell you when you are dreaming, the Reflection-Intention and MILD techniques for becoming lucid within the dream, and methods of falling asleep consciously based on ancient Tibetan yoga practices. Induction methods are followed by practical advice on maintaining and guiding lucid dreams. After presenting the lucid dream induction techniques, Dr. LaBerge explains his understanding of the origin of dreams, founded on current views in the sciences of consciousness and cognition. This provides a foundation for the methods of employing lucid dreams to enhance your life, which are detailed in the second half of the book. The applications considered are: adventures and explorations, rehearsal for living, creative problem solving, overcoming nightmares, healing, and discovery of expanded awareness and spiritual experience. Many delightful and illuminating anecdotes from lucid dreamers illustrate the use of lucid dreams for each application.

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This page was published on January 20, 2000.

 
 

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