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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... notice that right next to me is a small bush with berries on it. I examine it closely
. Suddenly, I have the awkward realization that my body in bed is having a hard
time breathing (even though I continue to see the lucid dream imagery of the
green hills). While my conscious awareness is admiring a grassy spot in a lucid
dream, I try to feel the breathing obstruction. With this bifocal awareness, I gently
put some mental 1: Stepping Through the Gate | 13.
The farmwife comes home with three children, and they put some beans and
other items on the stove to cook. After a while, they serve us at the kitchen table,
placing a small portion of beans on our plates. But there seems to be a problem
of some sort. Standing behind me, I notice a tall slender black woman who seems
to be with us. It seems the farmwife doesn't care for her. We wait. As I sit there, I
look at my brother and then at the black woman; it suddenly occurs to me that this
is a ...
... I learned that many developed the ability to lucid dream before experiencing
spontaneous, and less frequent, OBE-type experiences. One cannot help but
wonder if this coincidence of lucid dreaming and projections of consciousness
result from an actual connection between the two experiences or if it relates to the
person's interest and involvement in working with awareness. In other words,
once we begin to lucid dream, do we then notice similar, subtle experiences of
He was just a kid, maybe twelve years old, thin, with short brown hair. His red
flannel shirt, with sleeves rolled up, was worn threadbare. I had seen him earlier
in the dream, and now he reappeared on the muddy road of this Depression-era
town. Though he spoke only eight words, this boy gave me great insight into
moving in dream space (March 2000): At this moment I can see mud glistening
wet on the road and something strikes me as odd. Then I notice the view in my
Lucid dreamers who don't possess that belief, expectation, or focus of falling don't
fall. They may simply hang in space, knowing it as the gravity-free space of lucid
dreaming. Or if they do move in a downward motion, it's just that—a directional
motion—not falling. With apologies to Newton, the only apple that falls in a lucid
dream is the one that believes in falling. But movement, of course, is not always a
black and white affair. You may notice this in some early lucid dreams in which ...
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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