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Lucid Dreaming : The Paradox of Consciousness During Sleep - Celia Green

Lucid Dreaming

The Paradox of Consciousness During Sleep

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Published: 20th October 1994
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Lucid dreams are dreams in which a person becomes aware that they are dreaming. They are different from ordinary dreams, not just because of the dreamer's awareness that they are dreaming, but because lucid dreams are often strikingly realistic and may be emotionally charged to the point of elation.
Celia Green and Charles McCreery have written a unique introduction to lucid dreams that will appeal to the specialist and general reader alike. The authors explore the experience of lucid dreaming, relate it to other experiences such as out-of-the-body experiences (to which they see it as closely related) and apparitions, and look at how lucid dreams can be induced and controlled. They explore their use for therapeutic purposes such as counteracting nightmares. Their study is illustrated throughout with many case histories.

List of figure and tables
Introduction and acknowledgements
Definition, illustrations and historical backgroundp. 1
Lucid and non-lucid dreams comparedp. 10
The pre-lucid statep. 14
Perceptual qualities of lucid dreamsp. 22
Memory, intellect and emotionsp. 38
Lucid dreams and other hallucinatory experiencesp. 52
False awakenings and out-of-the-body experiencesp. 65
Paralysis in hallucinatory statesp. 78
Control of lucid dreamsp. 95
Two areas of difficulty: reading and switching on lightsp. 106
Methods of inducing lucid dreamsp. 114
Lucid dreams and the treatment of nightmaresp. 122
Other therapeutic implications of lucid dreamingp. 132
Two possible effects of lucid dreamingp. 141
Lucid dreams, arousal and the right hemispherep. 150
Notesp. 169
Bibliographyp. 173
Name indexp. 180
Subject indexp. 182
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ISBN: 9780415112390
ISBN-10: 0415112397
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 20th October 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 13.87  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1