Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness in Sleep, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Ryan Hurd, Kelly Bulkeley
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  • ISBN-10: 1440829489
  • ISBN-13: 9781440829482
  • DDC: 154.6
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 736 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The first set of its kind, Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness in Sleep provides a comprehensive showcase of the theories, research, and direct experience that serve to illuminate how certain people can maintain conscious awareness while dreaming. The text is organized into two sections, covering science, psychology, and education; and religious traditions, creativity, and culture. Contributors to this two-volume work include top dream experts across the globe-scholars sharing knowledge gained from deep personal explorations and cutting-edge scientific investigations. Topics covered include the neuroscience of lucid dreaming, clinical uses of lucid dreaming in treating trauma, the secret history of lucid dreaming in English philosophy, and spiritual practices of lucid dreaming in Islam, Buddhism, and shamanic traditions. The work also addresses lucid dreaming in movies including The Matrix and literature such as the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien and explains how modern video gaming enhances lucidity. This set serves as an ideal text and reference work for school libraries and academic courses in anthropology, psychology, religious studies, and cognitive science as well as for graduate-level study in holistic education-an increasingly popular specialization.



  • Ryan Hurd
  • Kelly Bulkeley

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Lucid Dreaming by the Numbers.
2: A Neurobiological Model of Lucid Dreaming.
3: Lucid Dreaming in Psychotherapy.
4: Lucid Dreaming as Sleep Meditation.
5: The Science of Lucid Dream Induction.
6: Memory, Meaning, and Imagination in Lucid Dreams.
7: Educational Frontiers of Training Lucid Dreamers.
8: Lucid Surrender and Jung's Alchemical Coniunctio.
9: Clinical Applications of Lucid Dreaming Therapy.
10: Learning the Depths of Lucid Dreaming.
11: A Hero's Journey: Myths and Dreams of Ecopsychological Becoming.
12: A Deeper Inquiry into the Association between Lucid Dreams and Video Game Play.
13: Sleep Paralysis, Lucid Dreams, and the Non-physical.
14: Unearthing the Paleolithic Mind in Lucid Dreams.
15: A Non-dual Perspective on the Question of Dream Control.
About the Editors and Contributors.
Volume 1 Index.
Title Page.
1: Tibetan Buddhist Dream Yoga and the Limits of Western Psychology.
2: Cultural Contingency and the Varieties of Lucid Dreaming.
3: Magic, Meditation, and the Void: Creative Dimensions of Lucid Dreaming.
4: Dreamed Violence and Shamanic Transformation in Indigenous Nepal and Malaysia.
5: Forgotten Perspectives on Lucid Dreaming from the Enlightenment through the Early Twentieth Century.
6: Wings over Numenor: Lucid Dreaming in the Writings of J. R. R. Tolkien.
7: Lucid Dreaming in Film and Cinema.
8: A Dervish's Sojourn in the Realm of Lucid Dreams.
9: Pathogenic Dream Lucidity? A Warning from Native North America.
10: They Dream about Everything: The Last Dreamers of the Dane-zaa.
11: Hyperspace Lucidity and Creative Consciousness.
12: Kundalini and Non-duality in the Lucid Dreaming State.
13: Lucid Dreaming and the Sufis: Conflicts and Opportunities in the Modern West.
14: A Pilgrimage into Dreamless Sleep.
15: The Mystical Potential of Lucid Dreaming.
About the Editors and Contributors.
Volume 2 Index.