What is Lucid Dreaming?

The basic definition of lucid dreaming requires nothing more than becoming aware that you are dreaming. However, the quality of lucidity can vary greatly. When lucidity is at a high level, you are aware that everything experienced in the dream is occurring in your mind, that there is no real danger, and that you are asleep in bed and will awaken shortly. With low-level lucidity, you may be aware to a certain extent that you are dreaming, perhaps enough to fly or alter what you are doing, but not enough to realize that the people are dream representations, or that you can suffer no physical damage, or that you are actually in bed.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

XXX Lucid

Over the past fifteen years, exercises, techniques and training materials have been developed and refined to the point where most anyone can learn to have lucid dreams if they are willing to devote time and effort. The Lucidity Institute offers lucid dreaming training through several modalities. To start, most bookstores carry the book  Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming (EWLD) by LaBerge and Rheingold (Ballantine, 1990), or you can order it online from Amazon.com. It presents a step-by-step training program with exercises and an introduction to the various possible applications of lucid dreaming. The Lucidity Institute's  A Course in Lucid Dreaming (included with the NovaDreamer package) provides a more thorough training program with five units of exercises and a workbook for tracking your progress.  EWLD is the textbook for the  Course.
There are several other good resources, although caution is in order when buying books on lucid dreaming. Some are poorly researched and present claims or methods that have not been rigorously tested. Below is a list of books and audio tapes that we have found valuable for introducing the facts about lucid dreaming, conveying something of the experience, or assisting with training. Some excerpts from the books are available on The Lucidity Institute website.

7 comments:

  1. I've been interested in this lately and wanting to learn more, but it seems like a topic that you would find a ton of rubish information for. It looks like you know what you're talking about, so hopefully I can grab the book, take any advice you give and be lucid dreaming soon!

    How long does it usually take to get the hang of it?

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  2. this is something ia heve always wanted to get into

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  3. Wow, I need to give that a try. thanks!

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  4. Never heard of this before but it sounds awesome, hopefully legit!

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  5. I'd really love to remember any dream... especially a lucid dream :(

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  6. wowowowowowow!!!

    really impressing dude! gonna follow ;)

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