The Ultimate Lucid Dreamer's Manual: From Basics to Beyondhttp://www.consciousdreaming.com/lucid- ... l-book.htm
As a lucid dreamer for several years I am still always looking for opportunities to learn more about them. When I found this guide on Bird's lucid dreaming website I knew that it would help. He was kind enough to send me a copy and after reading it I must say I am thoroughly impressed.
At over 200 pages this guide has just about everything anyone interested in lucid dreaming needs to know. I'd say that for someone new to lucid dreaming this and Stephen LaBerge's Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming are the only two books you'll ever need. The ebook covers lucid dream induction techniques for dream-induced lucid dreams and wake-induce lucid dreams, a lot of eye-opening trivia about dreaming in other cultures, information on awareness and reality that is very important to understanding lucid dreaming and techniques to overcome common problems.
The book has information for waking life and reality that is enough to interest someone who has no desire to learn about lucid dreaming. The way these concepts and the practice of "lucid waking" relate to lucid dreaming is fascinating. VanDeKeere also spends a section dedicated to brainwaves and their relation to dreams (he has his own series of entrainment products that are worth checking out at http://brainwave-entrainment.com
For those who already know how to lucid dream there are sections on advanced level troubleshooting such as getting out of "Limbo-Land" or that all-too-familiar void that forms as you feel your lucid dream fading. He goes into meeting with dream characters and guides, conquering fear, flying, using death as an ally (very interesting section with some great meditation techniques), changing a lucid dream into an out-of-body experience and more. In the context of this book an OOBE is essentially an extremely vivid lucid dream that can seem more real than reality and often involves moving your dream body from your physical body that is lying in bed.
All-in-all this is an excellent guide to lucid dreaming that covers just about everything one needs to know, whether you're a beginner or an expert. It is all very easy to understand and is a great reference as well. He also tries to avoid some of the dogma associated with these topics as much as possible, which is good in my opinion. This book alone is enough for anyone to go from having their first lucid dream to becoming an expert. My advice for a beginner would be to buy this book, and if you feel you need more induction techniques and relaxation methods then also buy EWLD by LaBerge to use with it. The best part is the price, there are other lucid dream programs out there for much more money yet I find they get much more complicated and confusing while also covering much less material, so for only $10 you're getting what I think is the best lucid dreaming guide available on the web. And no, he did not pay me to say any of these things
, it truly is an impressive ebook. http://www.consciousdreaming.com/lucid- ... l-book.htm