Llewellyn's Lucid Dreaming
Wake Up in Your Dreams and Live a Happier, More Lucid Life
A lucid dream is a dream in which you become aware that you're dreaming. It's a powerful opportunity to solve problems, create new possibilities, take charge of your own healing, and explore the depths of reality. This book provides a range of practical techniques and activities to help you bring the creativity and super-conscious awareness of lucid dreaming into your life.
Join international expert Clare R. Johnson as she shares the most up-to-date lucid dreaming techniques on how to get and stay lucid, guide dreams, resolve nightmares, deepen creativity, and integrate dream wisdom into everyday life. Drawing on cutting-edge science and psychology, this book is packed with inspiring stories of life-changing lucid dreams and fascinating insights into topics such as the ethics of dream sex, how to interact with lucid dream figures, and the nature of consciousness.
Whether you're a person who barely remembers your dreams or a lifelong lucid dreamer, this in-depth guide is the perfect next step as you cultivate the power of lucid dreaming.
"Dr. Clare Johnson's lucid dreaming guide stretches further and digs deeper than anything I have read. Her book is comprehensive, authoritative, and reader-friendly. A lucid dreamer herself, Dr. Johnson provides ways in which dreamers can use lucid dreaming for self-development, for enhancing creativity, for treating nightmares, and for healing themselves and their loved ones."?Stanley Krippner, PhD, professor of psychology at Saybrook University and co-editor of Working with Dreams and PTSD Nightmares
"A gift for lucid dreamers and would-be lucid dreamers everywhere, Dr. Johnson has written a powerful how-to resource book that is also inspirational. Highly recommended!"?Patricia Garfield, PhD, clinical psychologist and author of Creative Dreaming
"What a splendid book! Whether you are new to lucid dreaming or have been working with dreams and writing about them for over thirty years, as I have, you will find a rich source of fascinating information here. I felt I was being carried along by an expert storyteller because the book is so easy to read, though it deals with complex aspects of lucid dreaming?neuroscience, dream mentors, creativity, spirituality, telepathy and so much more."?Brenda Mallon, psychotherapist and author of Dreams, Counselling, and Healing
"What particularly caught my eye as a sleep medicine doctor is how lucid dreaming can benefit nightmares and various other sleep disturbances, including the parasomnias . . . Dr. Johnson has clearly established herself to be the ultimate guide to lucid dreaming. This is a magnificent book!"?Carlos H. Schenck, MD, sleep disorders expert and author of Sleep: The Mysteries, The Problems, and the Solutions
"Dr. Clare Johnson's book is thorough, covers the current research, includes deep, mature understanding of human psyches, and is so artfully written that it opens closed minds with the utmost logic and grace . . . I applaud Dr. Johnson's depth of experience with lucidity and her extraordinary ability to place a vast spectrum of experiences in the context of a well-lived life."?Dr. Gayle Delaney, founding president of IASD and author of All About Dreams
"The book you are holding in your hand is quite extraordinary . . . It opens the way to profound development and greater emotional, intellectual, and spiritual maturity. Dr. Clare Johnson's book is a wonderful, intelligent summation of much that is currently known and understood about lucid dreaming, as well as offering some keen observations about its possible future evolution. I believe it belongs on the bookshelves of all serious dreamers and dream workers!"?Rev. Jeremy Taylor, co-founder and past president of the IASD and author of Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill
"Dr. Clare Johnson has given us one of the most intelligent and useful books about lucid dreaming that I know. Founded on her own lifelong practice, with the armature of wide-ranging research, it is packed with practical exercises that will help you to wake up and dream. ...She writes beautifully, confirmation that her suggestions for 'Lucid Writing' are worth a try!"
--Robert Moss, bestselling author of Conscious Dreaming, The Secret History of Dreaming, and Dreaming the Soul Back Home
"Dr. Clare Johnson describes how to initiate lucid dreams and how to prolong and control them. She addresses everything from how to interact with dream characters to enhancing creativity with lucid trance states to how to talk to your children about lucidity. ...Llewellyn's Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming is filled with spot-on advice useful for the novice or experienced lucid dreamer."
--Deirdre Barrett, PhD, Harvard psychologist and author of The Committee of Sleep
"An unprecedented accomplishment [by] a master lucid dreamer . . . she combines prodigious personal experience with a comprehensive and generous consideration of the current research and explorations of others. This work provides a broad review of the history of lucid dreaming, a summary of the leading-edge research in the area, and--most importantly--an eminently useful, user-friendly manual for readers willing to experiment with lucid dream induction and stabilization strategies."
--Scott Sparrow, EdD, psychotherapist and author of Lucid Dreaming: Dawning of the Clear Light
"Dr. Clare Johnson takes us on a tour through the fascinating and sometimes strange world of lucid dreaming. The book is a treasure trove of suggestions for inducing and enhancing lucid dreams... Dr. Johnson is uniquely qualified to take us on this tour, drawing from her academic research on lucid dreams, her experience as a writer of fiction, and her own experience as a lucid dreamer... An impressively creative and thoroughly charming discussion of lucidity, both in sleep and in wakefulness. It's an inspiring read - and also a fun one."
--Dr. Jennifer M. Windt, Lecturer in Philosophy at Monash University (Australia); author of Dreaming and co-editor of Open MIND.
Anything presented as the "Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming" is an ambitious undertaking and quite a promise to the reader. I'm pleased to report that Johnson has delivered on that promise. ...Johnson strikes a nice balance between several different kinds of books on lucid dreaming: the scientific study, the personal narrative, the instruction manual... Her tone is upbeat and positive, thoughtful but never ponderous. ...Llewellyn's Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming is a terrific book, delightful to read and full of valuable information and insights. Whether you're a beginner hoping to have his first lucid dream or an experienced dreamer seeking to deepen her lucid dream practice, this book has much to offer.
- Richard Russo, excerpted from a double spread review in DreamTime magazine.