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Some of the greatest of life’s adventures can happen while you’re sound asleep. That’s the promise of lucid dreaming, which is the ability to alter your own dream reality any way you like simply by being aware of the fact that you’re dreaming while you’re in the midst of a dream. There is a range of techniques anyone can learn to become a lucid dreamer - and this audiobook provides all the instruction you need to get started. But B. Alan Wallace also shows how to take the experience of lucid dreaming beyond entertainment to use it to heighten creativity, to solve problems, and to increase self-knowledge. He then goes a step further: moving on to the methods of Tibetan Buddhist dream yoga for using your lucid dreams to attain the profoundest kind of insight.

©2012 B. Alan Wallace (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Great lucid dreaming instruction/ development

Covers both lucid dreaming and dream yoga while also containing great advice for the practitioner.

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  • Liz
  • 10-01-2016

Outstanding!

An intelligent and thought provking book that offers insight into the world's we inhabit each day of our lives. As a long time lucid dreamer I found many correlates and truths in this book. Recent research supports the importance we gaining 'awareness' in periods of what we understand as sleep.

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Lucid Dreaming for Beginners

Informative book! Good practical learning methods. Common questions answered in a (question answer system)

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  • Kiandra
  • 11-06-2015

Great techniques and background

This book had some great ideas that I was able to apply on my first nights sleep after listening to a few chapters. the end of the book brings into light some philosophical considerations and helped me think through some ideas I have about the metaphysical nature of some dreams. I also recommend the app Awoken which asks you throughout the day "Are you dreaming." It's a great reminder. I usually try to use the technique of asking myself this when I see my hands but after reading this book have been trying to also ask when I walk through a door.

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  • Rebecka
  • 23-04-2017

horrible narrator, unbearably sharp noises in voic

the narrators voice makes my ears hurt. listened to 5 minutes and doubting whether to pain it through the book or skip it completely. even equalizer that i use helps.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-09-2017

Ok

This book was ok. There was a lot of history. I was hoping it was more specifics about how to achieve dream yoga.

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  • GH
  • 04-01-2015

Very useful even if it just to get a better sleep

This book is a description of the process to meditation and how to apply it to dreaming. I found the instructions clear the author gets to the point very quickly. Even if you are not going to go through the whole program, I found much of the advice interesting and applicable better sleep in general.

This book will potentially help anyone who has trouble falling off to sleep or trouble with stress and sleep. I would definitely give it a try.

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  • David Gandle
  • 01-09-2018

Good for history - not so good for hands-on

Interesting book, but it seems more concerned with providing a polemic for the validity of lucid dreaming, dream yoga, and Buddhist ideas about rebirth, etc., than it does with providing a how-to manual for Lucid dreaming.

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  • MMore
  • 15-12-2014

Unfortunately unlistenable

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Love B. Alan Wallace. He's a great dharma teacher. Why he didn't dictate his own book I don't know, but the narrator chosen absolutely doesn't get it. So sad I bought this. Can't get a refund cause I don't have a membership.

Has Dreaming Yourself Awake turned you off from other books in this genre?

Will be very cautious in the future.

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Seems quite divorced from the content of what he's reading.

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Will get it as a Kindle.

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Whatever the conflict was, it's a sad mistake to not have Mr. Wallace read his own book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-10-2020

Fundamental

I believe the last chapter of this book should be listened to first as it eloquently and poignantly provides a fundamental basis for the subject matter of the book. Thank you B. Alan Wallace for this brilliant Buddhist teaching as it relates to lucid dreaming, dream yoga, and waking life.

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  • R. M. Thompson
  • 21-01-2020

Imperial data on the nature of reality?

Dream yoga is about as close as you can get to gaining your own imperical data on the nature of reality. The Buddha invited us to put his discoveries to our own tests. This is just one of the ways...but way that can be full of adventure. Alan Wallace presents this material in terms that are both intriguing and rational. If you believe science has sounded the death knell on spirituality than I urge you to listen to the very end.

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  • Dr White
  • 12-09-2019

Excellent

Informative and very, very insightful. Provided enough knowledge to get a real good understanding. Thank you.

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  • Rose Johnson
  • 28-03-2019

well done

was able to keep my attention , even though the most difficult and complex concepts.

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  • Raitis
  • 19-01-2016

Great for mind to stimulate lucid dreaming

I have read book like Charlie Morley. He also is in mindfulness and Buddha. He did brilliant job to explain it to modern people however in this audio book I felt not engaged. The voice was not easy to listen to. Great stuff for those who are really into Shamanism. Listened through everything. To get some nuggets and insight. Wouldn't listen it for second time.

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  • J. Marshall
  • 20-03-2020

A really interesting book on dream lucidity

I have listened to this book a couple of times now, and I have found it to be quite insightful. I have went to sleep while listening to this book and find that I have been hearing it in my sleep and found that I am able to comprehend what I’m hearing while I’m sleeping and find it both inspiring and interesting. For people interested in experimental psychology or lucid dreaming then I would recommend this book.

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  • A Customer
  • 08-10-2019

Difficult to listen

B Alan Wallace is an important author and this is an essential book on the topic but the narrator (not Wallace) makes listening difficult. The narration is slow and rather mechanical, with some serious over-emphasis of certain words as compensation for the expressionless tone.

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  • Benjamin Aaron Carl Hill
  • 30-05-2019

Great Book.

I highly recommend this book and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.

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  • Chris Ecclestone
  • 30-06-2017

Brilliant

Loved it. Really good for new beginners and experts. Brilliantly read with an almost hypnotic voice. Must read, highly recommended

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