Dreaming Wide Awake is an extensive, well researched exploration of the practice of lucid dreaming including author, David Jay Brown’s own experience of over 20 years and information from other experts in the field including Stanley Krippner, Rupert Sheldrake, Stephen LaBerge, Robert Waggoner, Dean Radin and Terence McKenna.
Examining the relationship between lucid dreaming, psychedelics and shamanic journeying, Dreaming Wide Awake includes information on how to enhance dreams with entheogens, including their use in indigenous cultural context, and the use of electronic devices such as lucid dreaming machines. Brown also examines questions such as “do dreaming minds and shamanic plant spirits speak the same language” and “do animals have lucid dreams”; as well as discussing topics such as dream telepathy, prophetic dreams, out of body experiences, alternative dimensions and near death experiences.
In a lucid dream you realise you are dreaming and can influence what happens within the dream, giving, as well as an opportunity for fantasy fulfilment, a chance for development and a path to greater awareness. Dreaming Wide Awake provides a vast range of information for anyone interested in this topic including theoretical knowledge, from indigenous cultural wisdom to contemporary research, as well as practical advice on how to have, recall and benefit from your own lucid dreams.
Book Details: David Jay Brown. Dreaming Wide Awake. Park Street Press (6 Oct. 2016). ISBN: 978-1620554890.
Review Details: Dreaming Wide Awake was reviewed by June Kent, editor of Indie Shaman magazine.
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