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      Thanks for the review! Definitely going to check this book out. Is it just available on Amazon?

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      I'm not sure thats where i got mine. Did a quick google search and looks like other places sell it too
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      Wish more people (including me xD) did more book reviews, loads of books allow great discussions, so thanks for posting, will give it a read I think
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      Good review, I'll have a look at it, next month.
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      Thanks guys, glad I could help!
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      Thanks for the recommendation Just ordered it on Amazon as a gift. Looks great!
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      Yes definitely get this book. It is really comprehensive and exciting. Very pleasantly written too.
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      Ah! This is relevant to my interests. I am gonna order that when I get some money! Should we just start calling this AYD? Because if it is that good, I will be quoting from it a lot on here.

      I was worried it would be like the "lucid dream in 30 days" book, there is no guarantee for any method like that book states. Persistence is key.
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      Quote Originally Posted by BrandonBoss View Post
      Ah! This is relevant to my interests. I am gonna order that when I get some money! Should we just start calling this AYD? Because if it is that good, I will be quoting from it a lot on here.

      I was worried it would be like the "lucid dream in 30 days" book, there is no guarantee for any method like that book states. Persistence is key.
      Seems like good idea :-)

      Oh and don't worry it's nothing like that 30 days book, AYD even warns people against things that make those sorts of claims. Think of it like ETWOLD but more up to date and in depth. Is my personal favourite LD book now :-)
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      I just ordered this book as something to read before I go to sleep, should put me in the mood for lucid dreams :-)
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      I read "Are You Dreaming?" over the last few days and echo the praise. It's like ETWOLD in its breadth and comprehensiveness. The difference is that, while ETWOLD is from the perspective of a research scientist, AYD is from the perspective of a member of the LD community (the inventor of CAT, among other techniques). So the language is a bit more relatable and recent for this audience. I'd still recommend both books because they complement each other.

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      I'm in agreement with everyone else! this book is really good. I've been using the PAL technique from it with my GF for the past week and we've both been having great success with it! She's had her first ever lucid dreams because of it and I think she may finally get what all the fuss is about!
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      Read through this myself a couple of times now and have to say I completely agree with OP and the others, it's a great book.
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      Came Across This Book . . .

      Surfing around, I found this guy, Ryan Hurd, who seems to know what he's talking about. He wrote a book called, "Lucid Immersion Blueprint" and I was wondering if anyone here has read it. And if you have, what do you think of it? Is there anything new in it, or is it just the same old stuff rehashed into a new package?

      Thanks in advance for any input.
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      I've read it and it's not bad at all, for 8 bucks it's one of the better e-books and there is a lot of trash out there.

      Speaking of trash, it's much better than the absolute hideous crime against lucid dreamers "Explore Your Mind - Step By Step Guide To Lucid Dreaming" by Kenneth Green which I would tell everyone to avoid like knife wielding zombies with the plague, which seems to have been written by a dyslexic chimp who apparently writes his own glowing reviews too . Seriously, buy anything BUT that book, I got a refund.

      Ryan on the other hand seems well informed and I enjoyed reading it, probably a few too many large stock photos for my taste but the content was otherwise good. It's worth getting if you have a spare $8.

      If you are looking for good books then these are the best in my opinion:


      "Exploring the world of lucid dreaming" by Stephen LaBerge,
      "Are You Dreaming?" by Daniel Love
      "The Conscious Exploration of Dreaming" by Janice E. Brooks

      Some people like the book by "lucid dreaming" by Robert Waggoner but I really can't see what all the fuss is about, I read it but it it got put in the embarrassing books on dreams pile. A lot of his stuff is just him talking about himself and his "spiritual path" so is probably more for those who like to hang out in beyond dreaming.
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      Quote Originally Posted by spaceexplorer View Post
      Some people like the book by "lucid dreaming" by Robert Waggoner but I really can't see what all the fuss is about, I read it but it it got put in the embarrassing books on dreams pile. A lot of his stuff is just him talking about himself and his "spiritual path" so is probably more for those who like to hang out in beyond dreaming.
      Alright, I have to put my 2 cents in on this one. I JUST finished reading (most) of Waggoners book, and I can definitely see your point.

      I was totally enthralled by the first half of the book, his ideas on the way dreams work, the nature of the dreamscape and the way in which the subconscious seems to present itself through the dream world, and as well, ways in which to work with the subconcious to further dreaming goals and experiences...that was great, I loved it, and it really lines up with a lot of what I've experienced in my dreams, and would have paid for that half of the book alone. However....

      That being said, after the first 120 pages or so, it completely goes into "Beyond Dreaming" territory, and its all about shared dreaming, telepathy, and that sort of nonsense, and I just started skimming through it just to get the book over with.

      So, if you've got the money to spare, and are interested in the way the subconscious plays into dreaming, give it a read. Otherwise, spaceexplorer is pretty on point.
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      Thank you, Spaceexplorer. Thank you, Alucinor. I've read LaBerge's 'Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming' and it seems pretty comprehensive. My question is does Ryan Hurd's book have anything to add? Or is he just rehashing LaBerge's research?
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      Quote Originally Posted by martydee View Post
      Thank you, Spaceexplorer. Thank you, Alucinor. I've read LaBerge's 'Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming' and it seems pretty comprehensive. My question is does Ryan Hurd's book have anything to add? Or is he just rehashing LaBerge's research?
      His e-book certainly has its own ideas to add, while some of it may be a rehashing of LaBerge, that's to be expected, even LaBerge wasn't completely original, there were books and research that came before him which he borrowed, it goes with the territory of this kind of subject. As I said in my earlier post you'd probably get a lot more quality material reading Are You Dreaming? and The Conscious Exploration of Dreaming as they both cover a lot of ground. Are You Dreaming? is very comprehensive and The Conscious Exploration of Dreaming is objective and written by several researchers from different backgrounds, which gives it a unique balance. Hurds e-book is good, but I'd suggest reading the others first if cash is limited. If not then expand your library and get them all!
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      Quote Originally Posted by spaceexplorer View Post
      His e-book certainly has its own ideas to add, while some of it may be a rehashing of LaBerge, that's to be expected, even LaBerge wasn't completely original, there were books and research that came before him which he borrowed, it goes with the territory of this kind of subject. As I said in my earlier post you'd probably get a lot more quality material reading Are You Dreaming? and The Conscious Exploration of Dreaming as they both cover a lot of ground. Are You Dreaming? is very comprehensive and The Conscious Exploration of Dreaming is objective and written by several researchers from different backgrounds, which gives it a unique balance. Hurds e-book is good, but I'd suggest reading the others first if cash is limited. If not then expand your library and get them all!

      Thanks. I'll certainly take your words to heart and read those in the order you suggest.
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      Ryan Hurd is a very informed writer, I recommend his blog Dreamstudies.

      As for Waggoner, while I enjoyed his book upon initial reading, I've come to realise that his assertions just don't fly. The book is new agey and metaphysical, and none of the dream reports seem to back his assertions. In fact, given his purported 30 years, and over 1000 induced, lucid dreaming experience his dream reports seem... basic, low level lucids that don't match the LDing ability of many of the members of this forum. I take issue with his ideas of the 'subconscious' let alone telepathy. That being said, he has some great stuff to say about dream control in the initial chapters (albeit largely what can be found in posts by Mzzkc, The Cusp and Billybob on Dreamviews).
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      Books to read about lucid dreaming?

      Apart from LaBerge's EWLD and Carlos Castaneda's Art of Dreaming (have ordered already) what other books about lucid dreaming can I read?
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      Daniel Love's "Are You Dreaming?" Is a very good book, too.
      You may say I'm a dreamer.
      But I'm not the only one
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      Thanks Joanna, I had a look at on Amazon with their Look Inside feature and it looks great, if expensive. Very good reviews, too. I think I might get this one too.

      One thing I do wonder, though, is how much that is in books is already here on DV... from what I have read around the forum, in various tutorials, there are some very experienced teachers here.

      Still it's probably worth it for the extra bits that night not be mentioned here, and each individual author's take on LD.
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      Quote Originally Posted by JoannaB View Post
      Daniel Love's "Are You Dreaming?" Is a very good book, too.
      The best book on lucid dreaming out there, imo.
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      That is I think I disagree

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      Thanks for merging my thread so I could read all the recommendations.
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