Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self

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Red Wheel/Weiser, Oct 1, 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 320 pages
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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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I had the pleasure of hearing Robert Waggoner make a presentation at the Rhine Center in Durham, NC. Lucid dreaming is defined as 'becoming consciously aware of dreaming while in the dream state ... Read full review

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This is by far the best book I’ve read on the subject. The highly intelligent author delves much more deeply into all aspects of lucid dreams and dreaming than any of the other authors whose books I ... Read full review


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Moving in Mental Space
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
Fishing for Information
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

The Five Stages of Lucid Dreaming
Creating the Dream Reality
Varieties of Dream Figures

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About the author (2008)

Robert Waggoner is President-Elect of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) and a summa cum laude graduate of Drake University with a degree in psychology. He is also the co-founder and editor of the online journal, The Lucid Dream Exchange the only ongoing publication devoted specifically to lucid dreaming. He is a frequent speaker at national and international dream conferences.

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