Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming

Clare R. Johnson, PhD

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A lucid dream experience can provide a compelling, if highly personal, ‘proof’ of psychic reality. The extraordinary sense of realism in these dreams, combined with the powerful sense that the figures one encounters are not only sentient, but ‘other,’ creates a sense of having visited a terrain that is more real than real.

The trouble, of course, is that, for many of us, lucid dreaming happens infrequently, and even when we do realize we are dreaming, we may wake up almost instantly.

Happily, lucid dreaming is a skill that can be taught, and Dr. Clare Johnson is an expert teacher. Johnson wrote her own doctoral dissertation on the use of lucid dreaming for creative writing (she has published two novels), and has also used lucid dreaming in the clinical setting to help clients improve sleep quality, and quality of life.

This book is perfect for those getting started with lucid dreaming, as well as readers interested in theories of dreaming, in general. Johnson’s tools for inducing lucid dreams are practical and accessible, as are her thoughts on some of the barriers to lucidity and the questions that arise as one continues on the path of lucid dreaming.