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      Lucid Dreaming book reviews and recommendations

      Hi, forgive me if a similiar topic has been posted and please direct me to it if it exists! Nothing came up in a search.

      I thought it'd be a good idea to put together a booklist of LD related books that you've found helpful. I've got a book on AP that touched on LD, and a book about the mind with a chapter on LD, but I wouldn't recommend either of them. I'd really like to start reading more about it!

      So, what do you recommend?

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      "Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming" by Stephen LaBerge is the only real book you need to have. Any other info can be found on the forums and websites on whatnot. ETWOLD would be very good to read, as it's more of less the foundation of Modern Lucid Dreaming, as LaBerge was (I think) the first to ever really study and conclusively prove it's existence.
      "Of course it is all happening inside your head...but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"

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      Also, you could go back and read books pertaining to the history of lucid dreaming. The first real book on lucid dreams was written in 1968 and it was called Lucid Dreams by Celia Green. The guy who coined the phrase "lucid dreaming" was a Dutch dude named Frederik van Eeden and he wrote an article in 1913 called The Study of Dreams.

      To site my sources, all of this is synthesized from the wikipedia article on "lucid dreaming" lol

      all hail wiki

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      Cheers Tank, that book keeps popping up around here so I'll have to check it out. I hope I don't have to order it from the States because it'll probably take ages to get here! (Aus)

      Hehe Citizen, yeah Wiki is truly awesome I'm definitely interested in the history of lucid dreaming, thanks!

      Although was the first true book Lucid Dreams? I may have to challenge that - the book I mentioned with the chapter on lucid dreaming (Fugitive Minds - Antonio Melechi) states that the Marquis Léon Hervey de Saint-Denis published Dreams and How to Guide Them anonymously in 1867?

      Wiki fails us!!
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      Wiki can never fail, it makes mistakes just like the rest of us lol!
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      The Question is completely right! Wiki can never fail!

      It also mentions the book you speak of but it characterizes it as being before the modern scientific approach...

      Marquis d'Hervey de Saint-Denys was probably the first person to argue that it is possible for anyone to learn to dream consciously. In 1867, he published his book Les Reves et les Moyens de Les Diriger; Observations Pratiques (Dreams and How to Guide them; Practical Observations), in which he documented more than twenty years of his own research into dreams.

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      *ponders the concept of Wiki being sentient* It's coming for me after the spammy editors for doubting it!

      Alright, I'm doing a search on Green's work now to see where I can get my hands on it. I just know I'm going to end up dropping so much $ on a library of LD books. It'll be worth it though!
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      I agree you should read Stephen Laberges book. But if you want to go even deeper on the subject and are serious about LD'ing you could try some books about "Dream Yoga". (which btw. have nothing to do with putting your limbs in strange and abnormal positions)

      "The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Mark Dahlby"

      "Dream Yoga and the practice of natural light by C. Namkhai Norbu, edited by Michael Katz"

      The first one is the eastern equivalent of Stephen Laberges book, but written for westerners. The second is also highly recommended.

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      I don't know if people are still reading this thread I don't know, but these are some books that have helped me with understanding lucid dreaming.

      The Power of the Subconscious Mind - Joseph Murphy
      Astral Dynamics - Robert Bruce
      Self-Empowerment through Self-Hypnosis - Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
      DMT The Spirit Molecule - Rick Strassman
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      I agree with the previous two posters: I've used books from each of their posts. Currently still reading Astral Dynamics.
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      Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self - Robert Wagonner, absolutely essential imo.
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      Always, no sometimes think it's me,
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      I love Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self by Robert Wagonner. If you interested in supplements to enhance your dreaming/lucid dreaming experiences, and more info,Thomas Yuschak's Advanced lucid dreaming The power of supplements; How to induce High Level lucid dreams and out of body experiences is highly recommended

      When bying Exploring the world of lucid dreaming, make sure which version you are buying - there is a full version and a short one. There is also more than one edition.

      And if I may, even if some books may tell you something you already know, I love reading them to keep the excitement going.

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      Quote Originally Posted by gab View Post
      And if I may, even if some books may tell you something you already know, I love reading them to keep the excitement going.

      This is sooo true

      Edit: I thought I would give that book a try and I'm at the moment in the page 21: already amazed by the value of the information provided! Addicting book
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      You have to face lucid dreams as cooking:
      Stick it in the microwave and hope for the best?
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      Trying out MILD? This is how you become skilled at it.

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      The Bone books are an incredible nine-book graphic novel series that have a lucid dreaming undertone, if you're looking for a more casual read instead of an actual guide to lucid dreaming. It doesn't outright say it's about lucid dreaming, but dreams play a major part in the plot, and there are several references to lucid dreaming within the series. Even though it might look sort of little-kid oriented at first, it's definitely not. After all, you can't judge a book by its cover.
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      Dreaming: The Science of Sleep by J Allan Hobson is a fantastic book for anyone interested in a slightly more scientific examination of dreaming and sleep.
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      Quote Originally Posted by gab View Post
      I love Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self by Robert Wagonner.
      Yay! I purchased this book but haven't got around to reading it recently. Shall get onto it soon!

      Any questions about lucid dreaming? Drop me a PM here!

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      Quote Originally Posted by fOrceez View Post
      Yay! I purchased this book but haven't got around to reading it recently. Shall get onto it soon!
      You'll love it fOrceez, it's a really deep book that talks about so many things that we rarely stop to wonder when we lucid dream. It's view on the subconscious is particularly extensive and detailed, so for people curious about that particular aspect should get the book asap I'm still halfway through it but loving each page
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      You have to face lucid dreams as cooking:
      Stick it in the microwave and hope for the best?
      MMR (Mental Map Recall)- A whole new way of Recalling and Journaling your dreams
      Trying out MILD? This is how you become skilled at it.

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      Has anyone checked out another of LeBarge's books "Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and in Your Life"? It's suppose to explain easy methods to full conciousness.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Germanotta View Post
      Has anyone checked out another of LeBarge's books "Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and in Your Life"? It's suppose to explain easy methods to full conciousness.
      Did he publish that one previous or after "Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming"?
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      Stick it in the microwave and hope for the best?
      MMR (Mental Map Recall)- A whole new way of Recalling and Journaling your dreams
      Trying out MILD? This is how you become skilled at it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by zoth00 View Post
      Did he publish that one previous or after "Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming"?
      It's a shortened version of 'Lucid Dreaming'/'Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming' with a CD of guided meditations attached.
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      Hm I have to find that cd, sounds interesting I had heard about a long-short version of one of the LaBerge's books, but I had no idea it actually had some "new" stufff
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      Stick it in the microwave and hope for the best?
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      Thread bump; i strongly recommend The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Mark Dahlby.

      Any questions about lucid dreaming? Drop me a PM here!

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      I just purchased Exploring The World Of Lucid Dreaming, and Lucid Dreaming:Gateway To The Inner Self this evening and can't wait to start digging into them I came across another book called Group Dreaming: Dreaming To The Tenth Power that I decided not to purchase. Has anyone read that particular book? and would you recommend it?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Filtereyez View Post
      I just purchased Exploring The World Of Lucid Dreaming, and Lucid Dreaming:Gateway To The Inner Self this evening and can't wait to start digging into them I came across another book called Group Dreaming: Dreaming To The Tenth Power that I decided not to purchase. Has anyone read that particular book? and would you recommend it?
      That's great, man You will find World of Lucid Dreaming is mostly about induction methods where as Gateway to The Inner Self is a much more spiritual take on lucid dreaming and what you can do within lucid. I haven't read the other book, though. If you do happen to purchase it, please make a review for us
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      Link to OBE book reviews
      OBE books reviews and recommendations

      I have two other books I can recommend - although these are about OBEs. But if you believe OBEs are similar to WILDs, you may want to check these out.

      The secret of the soul by William Buhlman. It's about using out of body experiences to understand our true nature.
      Some of the subchapter titles:
      - Consciously meeting departed loved ones, physical loved ones, animals, angels
      - Formed based or astral plane experiences
      - Interaction with guides, spheres of inteligent light
      - Vibrational state experiences, higher dimensional experiences
      - Feeling the presence of non-physical beings
      - Higher self
      - Spiritual healing
      - The thought responsive universe
      - OBE techniques
      - New vision of death and dying
      - Chakras
      - Multi-dimensional nature
      - Trance, vibrations, kundalini
      - Overcoming challenges - floating, being pulled or touched, poor vision, sinking, darkness, entities, fear, threatening presence, protection
      - Silver cord
      - Self realization, knowledge expansion
      - Past life revelations, visiting a future spiritual home
      - Energy membranes

      The other book is Multi-dimensional man by Jurgen Ziewe. - An authentic eyewitness account of the world that awaits us after death.

      This book is maybe 80% descriptions of realms he witnessed and rest of his explanation of what he saw. If you want to know how astral planes look like, this book is for you.

      Some of the chapters:
      - First steps into new dimensions
      - Alien life forms and civilizations
      - Past lives, ancient crimes
      - Knocking at the gates of Heaven, Man made obsticles,
      - The lower dimentsions -worlds of suffering - desolate places; escape from hell
      - The earth like dimensions - do dead have supermarkets; do they know they are dead
      - The intermediate dimensions - living the dreams; settlers on another planet
      - The higher dimensions - heavenly worlds; friendly people

      And someone mentioned The Astral dynamics by Robert Bruce. Great info about Astral planes, astral beings - good and bad ones, techniques and tons of other stuff.

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