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« Topic Start: October 05, 2007, 05:08:39 pm »

Just wondering if anyone has recommendations for any good books on lucid dreaming?

Thanks!
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« Reply #1: October 05, 2007, 05:17:20 pm »

Just wondering if anyone has recommendations for any good books on lucid dreaming?

My college Psych 101 course used Lucid Dreaming by Stephen LaBerge.  I had very good results with the book.  Using this book and keeping a dream journal enabled me to experience the only lucid dreaming moment I've ever experienced.  I'm only cursorily interested in dream-work so I've not pursued it but were I to do so I'd start with this book again.
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« Reply #2: October 06, 2007, 03:57:46 pm »

Just wondering if anyone has recommendations for any good books on lucid dreaming?

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"Creative Dreaming" by Patricia Garfield
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« Reply #3: October 07, 2007, 10:28:35 pm »

"Creative Dreaming" by Patricia Garfield

I my self will have to check into these books, I'm constantly having Lucid Dreams about everyone, the gods or something else!

Thanks Allstar for starting this topic up Cheesy
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« Reply #4: October 07, 2007, 11:33:51 pm »

Thanks Allstar for starting this topic up Cheesy

Just as sort of an update to this thread....  I have been reading various things on the internet about lucid dreaming and have found a couple tips that I am trying to put into practice.

1.  Keeping a dream journal.
2.  Practicing using cues - for example, looking at the clock frequently while I am awake, so that I will hopefully look at a clock while dreaming.  Apparently in dreams, when you look at a clock, turn away, and then look back again, the time will have dramatically changed, thus alerting you to the fact that you are dreaming.

I have also decided to try using amethyst crystals, and I have always had dream catchers hanging above the bed. 

I have had lucid dreams before, not purposefully, but am hoping that in time I will be able to do this purposefully.
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« Reply #5: October 08, 2007, 12:28:46 am »

I have had lucid dreams before, not purposefully, but am hoping that in time I will be able to do this purposefully.

Lucid dreams are one of the things that really got me interested in magickal thinking.

Every now and then I seek this out, the site that got me started with basic techniques is this one:

http://www.ld4all.com/

The most helpful thing I learned from there is to train yourself to do "reality checks" at intervals during the day when you are looking to have a lucid dream.  There are a number of methods, my favorite is to pinch my nose very briefly and try to breathe through it.  When I can't breathe through it, I think to myself "you're still awake."  The idea is to make it so much of a habit that you do it in your sleep.  When you realize that something isn't normal (you breathe through your pinched nose effortlessly), you realize that you are dreaming and can take control of things.

Dream journals are great too, but one thing I've noticed is that if it is a very vivid experience you might recall it upon waking regardless of whether you write it down.  At the very least they teach you to learn how to remember your dreams so it's easier with practice.
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