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.
User Ratings and Reviews
5 Stars This book is at the top of my list!
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is at the top of my list!, June 18, 2009
By R. Resnik "a dreamer" – See all my reviews
I've read many books about Lucid dreaming during the past decade. Robert Waggoner writes in a clear and concise manner, making this book a pleasure to read.
The author offers many new, and exciting ideas that one can try while in the lucid state, and also gives examples of how these ideas work. I found this book to be thought provoking, and is one that, I feel, will be a valuable addition to any library.
5 Stars Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self
I loved this book. I loved it's cross-referencing to classical philosophers, psychologists and poets, as well as it's alignment to current day scientific thinking. I felt that Robert Waggoner's significant intelligence and genuine humility blazed out of every page. I am an active lucid dreamer, and this may account for why I related to the book so strongly. I am in awe of what Robert Waggoner has personally experienced, and have tried to replicate his experiences. From doing this, I have found that 'what he says' works. The knowledge and techniques learned from his book have taken me to the next level in Lucid Dreaming, and I therefore can not recommend it strongly enough to anyone interested in exploring this potentially life-changing phenonema.
5 Stars Best book on Lucid Dreaming I've ever read
I've been waiting for years on a book like this. Finally a lot more depth when it comes to the subject of Lucid dreaming!
5 Stars A must read for anyone with an interest in lucid dreams!
In his book titled "Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self", Robert Waggoner takes lucid dreaming to a new level which is much deeper than any other lucid dream explorers have before. His expertise and insights in the areas of lucid dream healing, interaction with the deceased, mutual lucid dreaming, dream reality creation, precognitive dreams are simply unparalleled. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in lucid dreams.
5 Stars Just awesome
I've read my fair share of books about lucid dreaming and there are certainly better how-to books, but I'm glad that this isn't another how-to book. No other book on lucid dreaming has fascinated and inspired me as much as this one.
Before I read this book I just saw my lucid dreams as a playground where I could live out my fantasies. Now it's so much more than that. It feels like I've just started out on a great adventure into the unknown.
All the others that gave this book five stars have said it better than me, this really is a great book. This book has earned it's place in my lucid dreaming library, next to Stephen LaBerge's books. But if you're a beginner and want to learn step by step how to have lucid dreams, I recommend that you buy Steven LaBerge's book Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming instead. If you can afford it, buy both books. They complement each other.