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      a new book that I've written

      I had hundreds of lucid dreams when I was younger, and I also had about 100 of what I call bion-body projections, in which I would consciously exit from my physical body in a body composed of particles that I call bions.

      In all my lucid dreams, I always became conscious in the lucid-dream environment and I never had any sense of my physical body. The movement to different locations that I often did in my lucid dreams, was my only clue during my lucid dreams that I was probably external to my physical body. However, because of all those bion-body projections that I also had, during which I would both consciously leave my physical body in a bion-body, and soon afterwards consciously return to my physical body in that bion-body, that made certain to me that my awareness/mind is not dependent on my physical body for my existence.

      But the question for me then became how to explain it all, because I'm that kind of guy who wants to understand things. My background is computers, with a PhD in computer science from the University of Florida, and I have written a book, having just completed the final edition of it in September, which I have placed in the public domain. Its title is "A Soliton and its owned Bions (Awareness and Mind)" and it's free at my website.

      There's also a printed book on Amazon, which necessarily isn't free, which just became available yesterday.

      In my book, my focus is on the nature of reality itself, which I believe is best explained as being the result of computations by an underlying network of computing elements that fill 3D space. And I explain some of the details of lucid dreaming, such as moving in a lucid dream to where someone you know is, by a detailed algorithm given in subsection 5.2.1. Vision in a lucid dream is also detailed in Chapter 5. And interestingly, the matter of scale: What is the actual size, compared to human body size, of the persons whose constructed appearances you see in a lucid dream? This size question is considered in detail in subsection 5.1.2.
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      Thank you for sharing Kurt. Your book sounds interesting. I found your website by searching the book title "A Soliton and its owned Bions (Awareness and Mind)" and I am happy to see you provided a way to read it for free. Thanks for not linking to it directly per Dreamviews rules.

      Would you say that your description of consciousness after death lines up with the Tibetan Buddhist's/Dream Yoga idea of Bardo (in case you are familiar with it)?

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      fogelbise, I read at least a few books on Buddhism back in my early 20s, and I recall the term Bardo, but since I'm 61 and don't remember anything specific about Bardo, I just read the wiki page for "Bardo".

      Based on that reading, I'd say no, the description of Bardo that I see on that wiki page is not in agreement with my description of the afterlife, because, for example, as I say in my book at the end of section 9.7: “At the onset of the lucid-dream stage of the afterlife, because one no longer has a body, neither a physical body nor an afterlife bion-body, the after-death reallocations have nowhere to go except to one’s mental abilities. Thus, for a typical person, as experienced by his awareness, there are large increases in the areas of intelligence, memory recall, and perhaps also certain emotions.”

      The description of the afterlife I read at that Bardo wiki page is way too negative regarding the afterlife experience for the typical person.
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      For some reason my reply was posted twice. If a mod can delete the duplicate reply and this reply please.

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      Quote Originally Posted by kurt123 View Post
      For some reason my reply was posted twice. If a mod can delete the duplicate reply and this reply please.
      They probably will delete that double post, but be advised it occurred because of a small glitch that hopefully is getting fixed: you can avoid this happening again by clicking on the "go advanced" button instead of the "post quick reply" button next time you post.

      All that said, good luck with your book; it seems a most intriguing idea!
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      Sageous, thanks for the explanation. Fortunately I did my first post about my book using the "go advanced" button, but my reply was indeed posted using the "post quick reply" button. So this and any future posts by me will be done using the "go advanced" as you advise.

      Thanks for the "good luck" regarding my book.

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      I just got "complete Book of Lucid Dreaming" by Clare Johnson for Christmas. I just started it but I think that this is going to be a favourite like Waggoner's book. So far I really love it.
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      Any updates on the status of the new translation into English of "Dreams and The Ways to Direct Them", Saint-Denys.....???

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      Quote Originally Posted by Fly_by_Night View Post
      Any updates on the status of the new translation into English of "Dreams and The Ways to Direct Them", Saint-Denys.....???
      @Fly_by_Night : You might try sending a PM to author Daniel Love who maintains membership here: https://www.dreamviews.com/members/daniellove/

      He was involved in some way with one of the translations and would likely know about any other possible translations.

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      Quote Originally Posted by fogelbise View Post
      @Fly_by_Night : You might try sending a PM to author Daniel Love who maintains membership here: https://www.dreamviews.com/members/daniellove/

      He was involved in some way with one of the translations and would likely know about any other possible translations.
      Done. Thanks!

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      I was trying to find a Lucid Dreaming book by Daniel Love today downtown at Indigo Books. They didn't carry it, though.

      I did get three other books :

      1 - The Tibetan Yogas of Dream & Sleep by Tenzin Wangyal

      2 - Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple by Robert Waggoner $ Caroline McCready

      3 - Dream Yoga by Andrew Holecek - I have the audio program of this, but I wanted the book to take on the bus with me.


      I just ordered that book by David Love that I've been trying to hunt down here in Toronto stores. Are You Dreaming? : Exploring Lucid Dreams : A Comprehensive Guide.
      Last edited by IndigoMoon; 07-01-2018 at 02:02 AM. Reason: I found the book!

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      Throwing this one out there because i am Loving it....

      The Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming by Dr Clare Johnson

      She really walks a fine line between the grounded in science path of Stephen Leberge and the total esoteric flight of Robert Waggoner. One of my favorite things about this book is how she is able to use Lucid Dream retellings to not only illustrate whatever concept she's writing about but also to create this personal thematic depth to her journey as a person and a dreamer. It's REALLY GOOD. I like it.
      Last edited by tblanco; 11-21-2018 at 05:11 PM. Reason: got robert waggoner's name wrong
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