Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self
Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self is the account of an extraordinarily talented lucid dreamer who goes beyond the boundaries of both psychology and religion. In the process, he stumbles upon the Inner Self.
While lucid (consciously aware) in the dream state and able to act and interact with dream figures, objects, and settings, dream expert Robert Waggoner experienced something transformative and unexpected. He was able to interact consciously with the dream observer - the apparent Inner Self - within the dream. At first this seemed shocking, even impossible, since psychology normally alludes to such theoretical inner aspects as the Subliminal Self, the Center, the Internal Self-Helper in vague and theoretical ways. Waggoner came to realize, however, that aware interaction with the Inner Self was not only possible, but actual and highly inspiring. He concluded that while aware in the dream state, one has both a psychological tool and a platform from which to understand dreaming and the larger picture of man's psyche as well. Waggoner proposes 5 stages of lucid dreaming and guides readers through them, offering advice for those who have never experienced the lucid dream state and suggestions for how experienced lucid dreamers can advance to a new level.
Lucid Dreaming offers exciting insights and vivid illustrations that will intrigue not only avid dreamworkers but anyone who is interested in consciousness, identity, and the definition of reality.
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In part two, I explore the limits of awareness available to a lucid dreamer. I show
examples, both mine and others', of numerous conceptual explorations as well as
attempts to procure telepathic and precognitive information while lucid. And, with
the help of research from lucid dreamer Ed Kellogg, Ph.D., I delve into the topics
of physical healings while lucid, mutual lucid dreams, and interacting with
deceased dream figures. Those who have experienced lucid dreams will find
More important, an experienced lucid dreamer can conduct experiments in the
subconscious or seek information from the apparently conscious unconscious.
But I'm getting ahead of myself . . . In those preteen days, before I began lucid
dreaming regularly, three experiences kept alive my interest in dreaming and the
psyche: occasional dreams that seemed to be precognitive, an unexpected “
vision experience,” and the very real sense of having access to an inner knowing.
Like many ...
Only the mind distinguishes between the two realities . In later lucid dreams, I
tried the other senses—taste, smell, and hearing—and discovered that they, too,
seemed real experiences, or at least largely real. Even self-induced pain—
pinching myself in the lucid state, for example—actually hurt. But if I pinched
myself while telling myself it would not hurt, it didn't hurt. Here I uncovered an odd
aspect of the lucid dream realm: My experience would normally follow what I
lucidly expected ...
Yet, experienced lucid dreamers note that if they predetermine or expect what to
feel or how to feel, they can alter the sensory experience in line with their
expectations. In other words, “As you believe, so shall it be” is a powerful truth
when lucid. In the lucid dream state, the senses show themselves as the confirm-
ers of expectation—not infallible guides to sensory response—and experience is
largely infused with mental expectation about the experience. Just as in studies
on hypnosis ...
Does our interest in calling the dream sacred simply reflect our inability to
understand it? By discouraging conscious interaction with the dream, we limit our
ability to improve our understanding of it. In the lucid dream in which I questioned
the woman who announced herself as a discarded aspect of myself, would I have
understood this dream if I had not been lucidly aware and able to question her?
Would I have experienced new insights and new energy because of it? Only by ...
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Beyond Freuds Pleasure Principle
Independent Agents and the Voice of the Unconscious
FeelingTones and Review Committees
Experiencing the Light of Awareness
Connecting with the Hidden Observer of Dreaming
Healing Yourself and Others
Consciously Connecting via Telepathy
ForwardLooking Precognitive Lucid Dreams
Mutual Lucid Dreaming
Interacting with the Deceased
The Unified Self in a Connected Universe
Frequently Asked Questions
Tips and Techniques
The Five Stages of Lucid Dreaming
EXPLORING THE PSYCHE
Creating the Dream Reality
Varieties of Dream Figures
Fishing for Information