Whether you are a starter or an advanced conscious dreamer this Best Selling Lucid Dreaming Books can help you achieve a profound understanding of your dream world!
Let’s take a quick look at why books are always a good idea:
1. The books contain methods and techniques, that you won’t be able to find on the internet.
They will enable you to induce lucid dreams, to master dream control, to maintain lucidity, to increase dream recall, etc.
2. An essential part is the fact that you will learn from these books the ways to explore and connect with your inner self.
3. You will find plenty of step to step guides on how to control your dreams and how to master the skill of being conscious in your dreams.
Plus, the authors share their personal experiences, their own techniques, ways, and plenty of tips.
4. The cool thing is that books could be the main guidelines in a lucid dream journey.
5. It takes a while for anyone to have their lucid dream experiences and to become good at it, but books can guide and teach you much faster.
6. Many people who apply shortcuts usually don’t experience the full benefits of lucid dreaming or they cannot become better.
This is why I would like to share this list of books with you!
Before we start, just know that lucid dreaming requires practice, a lot of patience and learning!
But the best part is that in the end, you will be rewarded with amazing lucid dreams!
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The 15 "must read" Lucid Dream Books:
1. Gateway to the Inner Self
by Robert Waggoner
This book is digging really deep into the spiritual meaning of lucid dreaming.
Best of all, it goes beyond pleasure-seeking. It goes above the boundaries of the mind.
Observes topics, such as subconscious unity, healing, dream telepathy.
It is not a technique book, but on the other hand, is exploring the journey of conscious dreaming.
The book explores many aspects of life through the meaning of dreams.
You can find interesting topics, related to psychology, philosophy, spirituality.
Want to know the best part?
This book could plant a seed in your head and can grow your interest even more in the dream world!
As the name of the book implies, Robert’s work explores a lot of different possibilities with lucid dreams that contain points toward increasing our spiritual connection.
2. The Paradox of Consciousness during Sleep
by Celia Green, Charles McCreery
This book enables us to see the lucid dreaming entirely from a different angle.
If you are a diligent reader who is already well informed with lucid dreams, then this particular book is a must-read for you.
The authors explore the experience of lucid dreaming.
They are relating to other experiences such as out-of-the-body experiences, and look at how lucid dreams can be induced and controlled, also their study is illustrated with many case histories.
Nevertheless, the book is more for people who already know the basics and have tried some techniques.
It is not so much for starters since it does not contain much about learning how to lucid dream, but since it is a really educative and exciting book, we decided to put it on our list.
3. The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep
by Tenzin Wangya
Conscious dreaming is an old art, and it has been practiced in Buddhist tradition for spiritual growth which is also called dream yoga.
To make a point, if you are interested in Buddhism and Lucid Dreaming, you should definitely consider getting this book!
Inside you can find explanations about – karma, dreams, and the sphere of existence.
It clearly shows how Lucid Dreaming can be a practical step in living a more conscious life, and gave clear steps on how to do that.
If you are ready to dive deep into the practice or to learn more about the philosophy of Buddhism, this book is a great reference.
This book provides (what we would consider) the best practices of lucid dreaming and dream practice.
The author doesn’t focus on the psychology of dreams, though he does provide some insights into what dreams can reveal about issues you’re working on.
Instead, the focus of this book is on how the techniques can be used to help you release attachment to those issues and achieve a state of connection with the universe.
4. Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming
by Stephen LaBerge
This is a very interesting book and a great reference for anyone interested in dreaming and lucid dreaming.
We consider it a combination of a how-to and a why-to. The major skills that you take away from this book are:
1. How to relax and/or clear your mind
2. How to recall your dreams
3. How to lucid dream
4. How to potentially resolve problems in your dreams
What is more, this practical workbook will show you how to use your dreams to gain confidence, improve creativity and much more!
The author makes some interesting arguments about the benefit of lucid dreaming.
Think about it – it really worth to try, otherwise we are wasting all of that time just sleeping, aren’t we? 🙂
5. The Conscious Exploration of Dreaming
by Janice E. Brooks and Jay Vogelsong
A fascinating book that’s extremely beneficial for starters and advanced lucid dreamers.
The book is a well-researched and referenced analysis of how dreams are constructed, how to properly plan them and what controls the course of a dream.
For people interested in the theories of dream creation, the chapter entitled “The Functions of Sleep and Dreaming” is a real treasure.
It is filled with ideas, arguments and an overview of the possible psychological and physiological reasons for sleep.
So, even if you are already a lucid dreamer, with the assistance of this book, your control over your dreams is going to improve and get much better!
6. Creative Dreaming
by Patricia Garfield
If you would like to use your dream world as a way to implement self-growth, that’s the book you should consider to get!
This is a fascinating, informative, well-written book. It actually inspires a lot of people to start their dream journals!
Best of all, in this book the author recounts and interprets many of her own dreams, which increases the already great readability of the book.
To sum up, Creative Dreaming will help you with :
1) Increasing your ability to concentrate and recall dreams
2) Experience pleasurable adventures in your dreams
3) Define and unify your unique personality
4) Support and help finding solutions for your daily problems
5) Achieving self-understanding
7. Inner Work – Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth
by Robert A. Johnson
Creative visualization is a way someone can alter his inner mind to achieve various purpose in his life!
Dreams give you a chance to take your imagination to a different level!
That’s the primary concern of this particular book, so if that is your goal, make your way to it much interesting!
This book speaks to two areas: Dreams and Active Imagination.
It is a good overview of understanding dreams as reflections of our own inward struggles, the aim to be conscious of what is going on, under the surface so that we make better decisions.
Ultimately the book helps you to become aware of your inner inconsistencies, compromises, and dreams, so you can live more authentically, solving the inner conflicts.
Simply stated, with this reading you will gain: personal awareness & growth.
8. Are You Dreaming?: Exploring Lucid Dreams: A Comprehensive Guide
by Daniel Love
An insightful and comprehensive guide, exploring the science and spiritual aspects of lucid dreaming!
You can find inside this book plenty of techniques to get your lucid dreaming practice started.
It offers many interesting suggestions on what to do once you’ve conscious inside your dreams.
Highly recommended to anyone interested in becoming a lucid dreamer.
It is well structured, comprehensive guide that will lead you to step by step in a practical way.
Includes both theory and practice. Lots of useful methods, tips, and resources.
Very clearly written and easy to understand.
A great source in helping to a lucid dreaming practice. It gives a lot of information in a very accessible and structured form.
The best part is that you will understand completely how everything affects your brain.
It provides enough resources and details about each supplement so that you can create your own supplement routine.
Plus, it also offers several of the author’s own routines.
If you want to take your lucid dreaming to the next level, get this book – you will not regret it.
10. Dreaming Yourself Awake: Lucid Dreaming and Tibetan Dream Yoga for Insight and Transformation
by B. Alan Wallace
The book offers a range of techniques that anyone can learn to become a lucid dreamer.
It also provides all the instructions you need to get started, as well as it shows how to take the experience of lucid dreaming beyond entertainment!
It will teach you to increase creativity, to solve problems, and to increase self-awareness, etc.
Another key point is that the author goes a step further, where he shows the methods of Tibetan Buddhist dream yoga!
It shows how by using your lucid dreams you can achieve the most profound kind of self-knowledge.
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11. A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Mastering the Art of Oneironautics
by Dylan Tuccillo
It is an amazing guide, that will show you how to explore the strange phenomenon as well as how to make the most of lucid dreaming.
Written by experienced lucid dreamers, the manual for the dream world will take you through:
― the powerful REM sleep stage
― how to improve your dream recall and the importance of reality checks
―learning how to reconnect with your dreams
― the infinite possibilities of what can happen once you are lucid
Very well written, easy to understand and excellent for beginners! It includes some pretty nice illustrations, too.
12. Dreams of Awakening: Lucid Dreaming And Mindfulness Of Dream And Sleep
by Charlie Morley
Dreams of Awakening offers an entire approach to lucidity training which the author co-created.
It is an exciting exploration of lucid dreaming theory and practice!
It examines both Western and Tibetan Buddhist practices.
Furthermore, it also the innovative new techniques of mindfulness of dream and sleep.
The book speaks about lucid dreaming on many levels!
The HOW-TO section offers the level of instruction that beginners need while serving up innovative approaches for those already advanced in their exploration.
He gives accurate information on the brain/body science of what is happening when we are conscious of the unconscious process of dreaming.
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Whether you’re a person who hardly remembers your dreams or a lifetime lucid dreamer, this in-depth guide is the ideal next step for developing the power of lucid dreaming!
Digging a little deeper, you will find:
- the most up-to-date lucid dreaming techniques
- how to get and keep for longer your lucidity
- guide dreams
- how to resolve nightmares
- ways of deepening your creativity
- how to integrate dream wisdom into everyday life
Highly recommend reading to anyone who suffers from sleep paralysis or who wishes to be prepared if encounter the frightening condition.
The book will teach you how to manage their sleep paralysis or engage more confidently with this ancient lucid dreaming technique.
The author looks at the experience from various viewpoints.
The best part is that he offers helpful pieces of advice on how to end sleep paralysis or transform it into a lucid dream!
If you want to end the scary visions and to learn how to transfer them into a reliable portal to other extraordinary states, then this is your book!
It includes topic such as lucid dreaming, out-of-body experiences, and guided journeys to realms beyond our imagination.
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15. Lucid Dreamer: A Waking Guide for the Traveler Between Worlds
by Malcolm Godwin
The Lucid Dreamer explores multiple perspectives on the theory and practice of conscious dreaming. He shares:
– recent research
– detailed techniques
– exercises from each tradition
– analysis of the nature of dreaming versus waking
It examines lucid dreams from many different cultural perspectives.
The author uses some abstract illustrations and paintings that express some of the strange sensations associated with dreaming, and lucidity.
You will like the book if you are looking for an unusual exploration of the phenomenon of lucid dreaming and the nature of the dream.
Also, highly recommend for anyone with an overall interest in dreams, lucidity, metaphysics, and shamanism.