Lucid dreaming is the ability to become aware that you are dreaming and to control the dream. It can be used for personal growth, problem solving, creativity, and more. While lucid dreaming has been around for centuries, it’s only recently begun to gain mainstream attention. Here are six books about lucid dreaming that you should read if you’re interested in learning more.
1. “Dreams of Awakening” by Stephen LaBerge
This is a great read for anyone who is interested in lucid dreaming and how it can be applied to the spiritual path. The book talks about several different types of meditations, helpful tips for achieving lucidity and a step-by-step explanation on how you can begin your own lucid dreaming practice.
2. “Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and in Your Life” by Ryan Hurd
If you’re the type of person who likes books that are easy to follow, then this one is for you. It’s organized into bite-sized chapters that focus on getting started with lucid dreaming. The author also has an extensive website if you want to check out his other books, blog posts, and videos on the subject.
3. “Living Dreaming Dying” by Steven Kotler
A lucid dream is a dream in which the person realizes he or she is dreaming.
Lucid dreams can be extremely vivid and realistic, more so than regular dreams. They are also much easier to control than regular dreams because you know it’s just a dream. As such they have become an important part of many books on lucid dreaming, including Steven Kotler’s new book “Living Dreaming Dying.”
Kotler’s book focuses on what happens after death—specifically how people can use lucid dreaming to explore their own mortality by living within the confines of their own death for as long as possible before waking up again.
The idea behind “Living Dreaming Dying” is that taking time to meditate and lucid dream while you are still alive can actually extend your life. It’s argued that by thinking about death, you come to understand it better, which makes you more likely to act in accordance with how it will affect the people around you.
Living Dreaming Dying is an easy read on a fascinating subject for those who like books on lucid dreaming.
4. “The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep” by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a Tibetan lama and doctor of Western medicine, is the author of “The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep.” His book is an authoritative yet accessible guide to understanding the dynamics of dreaming. He divides his discussion into three parts: “The Science Behind Sleep,” “Dream Yoga” and “Lucid Dreaming.”
Rinpoche discusses the science behind sleep, drawing on biology, neurology and Western medicine. He then moves into dream yoga, which he describes as “the Tibetan practice of directing your dreams.” The third part of Rinpoche’s book focuses on lucid dreaming. He provides ways for readers to achieve lucidity by actively engaging with their dreams.
5. “Lucid Dreaming: A Beginner’s Guide” by Robert Waggoner
This book is for more experienced lucid dreamers, as it goes into detail about the author’s personal experiences with controlling his dreams. If you’re looking for books that go beyond just teaching techniques, this one will be perfect for you.
6. “Wise Guy: What I Learned about Life, Love and Leadership from the Toughest Coach Ever” by Mike Leach
This is a book written by a college football coach who uses examples from his career to sharing leadership lessons. It’s a unique read that will teach you how to apply your dreams to real life.