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Exploring the World of Lucid Dreams [Mass Market Paperback]

Stephen LaBerge
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27 May 1994
"[A] solid how-to book...For amateur dream researchers, this is a must."
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This book goes far beyond the confines of pop dream psychology, establishing a scientifically researched framework for using lucid dreaming--that is, consciously influencing the outcome of your dreams. Based on Dr. Stephen LaBerge's extensive laboratory work at Stanford University mapping mind/body relationships during the dream state, as well as the teachings of Tibetan dream yogis and the work of other scientists, including German psycholgist Paul Tholey, this practical workbook will show you how to use your dreams to: Solve problems; Gain greater confidence; improve creativity, and more.

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books Inc. (27 May 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 034537410X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345374103
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 11.4 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Purchase of My Life 29 April 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Wow!! I payed the small price for this book with a little sceptecism as to whether dreams could really be as fun and realistic as stated in the book. My sceptecism deepened to downright disbelief when I read some of the things in the book.I decided that I'd actually give the techniques a go to see if it was as much of a load of rubbish as I thought. I was clearly shocked then when after only 2 weeks I had an amazing dream where I played out a few minutes of the plot of The Hobbit before waking up. My first word as I woke up, was "Wow". It was really as amazing as described in the book. After about 2 years of persistence I now can Lucid Dream whenever I want to. I normally do it once every night and let the rest of my dreams each night be normal. I was 12 when I purchased the book and am now 14 and have never regretted it. I can play soldiers or star-fighters or pretty much whatever I want to. I have for the past two weeks been playing out an hour of star-wars each night, picking up where I left off the next night. Despite being childish it's goddamn fun!! I still have a whole book filled with ideas of what to do next. It has changed my life and I will never regret it.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It works! I am not kidding! 99% flawless. 7 July 2006
Format:Paperback
Quote from book - "According to `The Doctrine of the Dream State' an ancient Tibetan manual of lucid dream yoga, the practice of certain dream control techniques lead to the capacity to dream anything imaginable. Tulku makes a similar claim, `Advanced yogis are able to do just about anything in their dreams. They can become larger or smaller or disappear, go back into childhood and relive experiences, or even fly through space"

Its true, everything the author's write about is backed up, and I also know because of personal experience after reading this book and applying the techniques, you can change the outcome of your dreams.

Stephen explores several ways of becoming lucid, waking up in your dreams as it were, so there is no reason why there is not a technique that works for you. After the techniques Stephen goes into length about the practical aspects of becoming lucid, and he offers many good arguments, one being able to facilitate something like becoming better at sports, practicing the action of shooting a basketball for instance, or practicing a speech in front of a crowd, by gradually speaking in front of crowds in a dream that you are lucid in, in waking life this could become easier because of the increased confidence you have.

The only flaw if there is one to be found in this book is that it's a tad too long but if you are interested in broadening your experiences in life, this book is for you, in that it gives you just a little more and could give you an edge on some things. Within its 255 pages is a practical guidebook on becoming lucid, and so it does exactly what it says on the tin.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Summary of Book 2 Sep 1999
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book tells all the need-to-know things about Lucid Dreaming. Included are many methods of lucid dreaming, what lucid dreaming can do for you and how to induce lucid dreaming. Great for begginers to even experts.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good, speedy results 3 Jun 1999
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
I bought this book, and the first week or so, I kept a notepad by my bed, and sure enough, I woke up after my dreams and noted them down. About a week later, I had my VERY FIRST lucid dream. It was so strange, and so enjoyable. Needless to say, I was flying. Real thoughts and reasoning were going on in my 'pseudo-mind'. I lost lucidity after a while, but I got enough of it to know that I will be continuing my oneironaughting.
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62 of 66 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars LaBerge's Lucid Dream books 5 Jun 2004
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Amazon has three Lucid Dream books by LaBerge under different titles. They are essentially all the same, so don't buy all three like me!
The first is a lower quality print, the second is a higher quality print with almost identical text, the third is a cut-down version which comes with a lucid dream induction CD.
If you are interested in trying to understand or induce lucid dreams one of these books is for you!
I would also recommend 'Journeys Out of the Body' by Robert Monroe, which documents his out of body experiences.
Contrast these with the phenomenon of lucid dreams and decide for yourself whether these are the same type of experience.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The authority on Lucid Dreaming 9 Aug 2003
Format:Hardcover
If any overly skeptical types express their doubt in the existance of lucid dreaming, throw this book at them. Dr Stephen LaBerge is not some pseudo-scientist as his position at a respected University (Stanford) makes clear. However he also shows an open mind towards the views of other cultures as the last chapter of this book concerns Tibetan teachings (in Tibet lucid dreaming is known as 'Dream Yoga').
Lucid Dreaming can be a life changing experience, a 100% natural and safe 'trip'. If you would like to explore a whole new realm of existance, buy this book and follow the Dr's advice to the letter.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book on Lucid Dreaming 2 July 2009
Format:Paperback
This book is definately one of the best, if not THE best book on Lucid dreaming that I have ever come across.
Founder of the 'Lucidity Institute' ,I think it is widely accepted that Dr. Stephen LaBerge is one of the world's leading experts in Lucid Dreaming.
All of his books are insightful, informative, easy to understand and incredibly interesting to read.
In a fascinating and sometimes witty way, LaBerge and Rheingold discuss various techiniques on inducing Lucidity. They talk about lots of experiments that have been conducted over the years as well as the exciting results that have come about from them. The book also gives exmaples of real lucid dreams by real people.
In all honesty, it's packed full of essential information and whether you are seriously interested in the topic or just wonder what it's all about, this book is an absolute must.
I have several books on the topic and this is the best one by far.
If your interested in Lucid Dreaming and you haven't got this book,
GET it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Whatever level lucid dreamer you are, from beginner to master, the book is for you. Anyone with the interest of lucid dreaming at mind can grasp it and if you already are familiar... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Samuel
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting read
I had been interested in lucid dreaming for many years before buying this book, but decided it would be a good read. Read more
Published 5 months ago by JoshS93
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading for all true enquiring minds !
This book is not only essential reading for anyone interested in investigating the world of lucid dreaming, I would go so far as to say it is essential reading for everyone. Read more
Published 7 months ago by J Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Exploring the World of Lucid Dreams
Bought as a present when reviewing a relatives Amazon Wish List.
Not had any complaints so far so I assume it was a helpful insight into the dream world! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Bargain Hunter
4.0 out of 5 stars Has certainly helped!
I have a lucid dream pretty much once per night thanks to this book. It's really really excellent and brilliant read to boot!
Published 8 months ago by Scott Fry
5.0 out of 5 stars Short but sweet.
I give this book 5 stars as it has an effect on you and helps your lucid dreaming journeys during reading its contents.
Its short and sweet, and to the point. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Liam Hobbs
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Gives a fantastic introduction to those interested in lucid dreaming. Very accessible and easy to follow, so long as you have the will power to do what it asks!
Published 11 months ago by Charlie
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreams
Doesn't matter whether you already experienced lucid dreams yourself or you're just trying... If you buy this book you won't regret it. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Nikita
4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD
This book I found easy to read and started trying some of the techniques involved for a little while with some small success until my normal over worked life and job took over... Read more
Published 15 months ago by T. Ansell
5.0 out of 5 stars Begin your Lucid Dreams !
I won't go into much detail about this book as it's already been said but I would like to add this: I would surmise that anyone who is reading these reviews is doing so because... Read more
Published 15 months ago by K. P. Borley
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