Lucid dreaming: it's when you suddenly realize that you are dreaming... and then sustain that wide-awake clarity while in a dream state. For millenia, it's been used by ordinary people and advanced meditators for practical insights, self-discovery, and delving into the architecture of reality itself. Here, the pioneer of scientific lucid-dream research offers two guided sessions, one to play in the daytime and one to play at night before sleep. These are the same conditoning programs used to help and train hundreds of "oneironauts" (volunteer lucid-dream subjects) at Stanford University and the Lucidity Institute.
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I like the exercise and his validity as a researcher. There is no visible separation between the two sections, one for day and one for night, and they are identical except for the last minute or so, so the second section is virtually worthless. I think this is just plain sloppy on Audible's part.
That the two parts are not different.
An extremely relaxing meditation. As someone who has struggled with insomnia for years, this was a blessing. It didn't induce lucid dreams, but I might just have to use it more.
One thing you should know is that it's actually two versions of the same meditation, one that ends with you waking up and one that ends with you (hopefully) falling asleep. The waking up is first, and it's kinda weird to do everything twice. The meditations are each about 15 minutes long.
Use before going to bed.
There are three parts in this audio. You first relax; then set your intention and practice your lucid dreaming right before falling asleep. You will need to be able to focus and visualise in the final part of the exercise.
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