Discover the Hidden Dimension of Your Life—The Dream Realm
"Sleeping and dreaming," teaches Andrew Holecek, "offer nightly opportunities for spiritual awakening." When you know how to wake up in your dreams, you transform sleep into a portal to the deepest experiences of reality.
Can anyone awaken in their dreams and explore their true depths? For decades, this gifted author and instructor has launched spiritual oneironauts (dream travelers) from all beliefs and backgrounds into the magical world of dreams—even those who have never meditated or had a lucid dream. Dream Yoga brings the best from modern science and Tibetan wisdom to offer you this extraordinary opportunity. With expert guidance you'll learn everything you need to know to penetrate the mysteries of the night, including:
Each night you touch into the possibility of enlightenment. With Dream Yoga you will emerge from the darkness of ignorance into the luminous experience of awakening—in every moment, day or night.
©2013 Andrew Holecek (P)2013 Andrew Holecek
Andrew Holecek was great at condensing profound Vajrayana insights and fusing them with Western lucid dreaming practice. You do not need prior Buddhist, meditative, nor lucid dream experiences to apply what he teaches in this book. He also does a good job of continuously re-emphasizing core teachings in a subtle way.
However, to those with substantial prior experience in any of the above mentioned traditions: you might find this book to be too shallow. Instead, I would recommend Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep.
Andrew also has a great, but sometimes unbearably slow voice. You might find that 1.25x speed will be more appropriate.
I was browsing audible one day for mindfulness related titles and came across some titles related to lucid dreaming. I didn't know what lucid dreaming was so curiously I read some book summaries and googled it. It seemed a brand new and interesting topic after looking for books on lucid dreaming I decided on this one. I decided that I would wait to review this book until I have practiced the principles outlined in the book as its a how-to-book and not just a story. If I would have rated it right away I would have also rated it a high score based on performance and story applied to the topic. So its been about 15 days since I've finished the book. Keep in mind I have had no practice in lucid dreaming, never tried lucid dreaming practices, or had prior knowledge on the subject. By casually following the principles/strategies in this book I immediately started having great dream recall just by being more conscious of trying to remember the dreams. He recommends a supplement for recall that wasn't necessary for me. I have had multiple lucid dreams which are really cool they don't last long and I'm sure they will last longer with more in practice. I seem to get lucky and automatically wake up before my last sleep cycle of the night at that time I practice the visualization practice of the red lotus mentioned on the way back to sleep which seems to really trigger these dreams. If you want a single book that works this book works.
Thorough, Insightful, Stressfree.
Andrew Holecek covers everything imaginable to give you a strong foundation on which to build your dream yoga practice. His voice is calm and steady, so it's really easy to listen to at night, to be reminded of some of the practices just as you're falling asleep.
There are many insights that I apply to my practice, such as sleep posture, jumping, having cards around the house to pick up and read to do a state check.
This is the best program on lucid dreaming and dream yoga that I've had the pleasure of listening to.
The book starts out slow, but really picks up in chapter 4. Andrew Holecek is my favorite speaker on Dream Yoga and I'll be purchasing all of his future works.
My name is Z. And I am funky
I downloaded this book because I heard a wonderful interview with the author online. While he definitely understands lucidity and how to achieve it, I was surprised at how much time he spent on the mystical aspects of lucid dreaming. Personally, I don't believe in an afterlife or the possibility of astral travel, so I found myself skipping forward when those subjects came up. Aside from that, this is a really great introduction to dream recall and lucidity induction techniques. It just wasn't what I needed for where I'm at.
This is the best book on lucid dreaming I have found. Full of beautiful insights on reality vs. dreams. Some of the buddhist themes may be a little hard to follow at first, especially if you're unfamiliar with eastern philosophy, but once the ideas mature in your head you see how nicely they fit in.
I highly recommend this book!
Guy knows what he is talking about but does not know how to teach others. No structure or guidelines other than off handed comments about ways that helped him become lucid in his dreams. I was really excited to begin but 4 chapters in the writing was on the wall. Book falls apart without a structured plan to go by.
this was a tremendous boost in knowledge in both what can be accomplished and what to look for and lookout for! who knew standard dreaming is another form of mindlessness?
I am only beginning but I feel confident in my ability to practice--thank you!
"Wealth of information beautifully articulated"
Andrew is a brilliant teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to his teaching.
Tips on how to practise
Very eloquent and clear communication
Don't expect to have lucid dreams after completing the course. It takes much patience and dedication. This recording is to be listened to again and again! Thank you Andrew for this offering. OM MANI PADME HUM
"Great lesson in lucid dreaming and dream yoga"
I personally found the subject matter really interesting and Andrew Holecek's enthusiastic, practical personality makes it engaging and humorous.
This does get pretty deep, but anyone with an interest in buddhism or spirituality, and what happens when they go to sleep should definitely get involved.
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