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Dreams of Awakening Epub ¶ 322 pages Download ✓ Charlie morley ß ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☁ Dreams of Awakening ✍ Author Charlie Morley – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk This text is a thorough and exciting exploration of lucid dreaming theory and practice within both Western and Tibetan BudTan Buddhist contexts It not only explores lucid dreaming practices but also the innovative new techniues of mindfu Fascinating easy to digest and full of great advice on navigating your dreams and the benefits of doing so I had the privilege of meeting Charlie and attending one of his retreats he is both a fount and font of knowledge Seriously I could talk to the guy for hours Interesting people tend to write interesting books and I'm pleased to see he already has a new one outWhile I always advise a healthy dose of scepticism when reading anything religious or new agey I'm pleased to say this book doesn't go overboard with such things and generally cites scientific sources He may lose you a bit when he talks about the Buddhist concept of the Bardo but stick with it

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Lness of dream and sleep the holistic approach Dreams of PDFEPUB or to lucidity training which the author co create I have recently become increasingly draw to meditation and mindfulness and have literally just started to practice meditation A few articles had caught my eye about lucid dreaming as an adjunct to meditation Moreover I have always been fascinated by dreams and what they mean and recently read Matthew Walker’s ‘Why We Sleep’ This book seemed highly rated and seemed a good place to start Unfortunately it was a big disappointment It did try to explain the various techniues of how to learn practice and explore lucid dreaming and how this may be of value in allowing you to access your subconscious However this was lost in the endless hyperbole pseudo science and frank rubbish There was way too much anecdotal extrapolation and little robust science The writing was freuently annoying and Morley seemed intent on using long fancy words rather than trying to help the reader understand The book was way to ambitious even pretentious straying in to uantum physics and other areas which were simply unnecessary and unconvincing He would have been better concentrating on practical techniues rather than trying to convince the reader that lucid dreaming explains everything and is going to change the world It drew into sharp contrast another book I read recently ‘How To Change Your Mind The New Science Of Psychedelics’ by Michael Pollan which is a far superior and robust study of a related idea Lucid dreaming is still an attractive concept to me however and I am looking for a scientifically rigorous book on the subject


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Dreams of AwakeningThis text is a thorough and exciting exploration of lucid dreaming theory and practice within both Western and Tibe Charlie Morley is my favourite lucid dreaming author and this is his best book everIt contains both Western and Tibetan Buddhist approaches to dream work and thus also teaches us about Dream YogaFirst we’re informed about what lucid dreaming actually is ie dreams in which we become aware that we’re dreaming Charlie stresses that we’re not actually controlling our dreams He states “You may be controlling your subjective experience of the localized dreamscape but there is something much powerful directing everything else” He uotes the renowned lucid dream author Robert Waggoner as saying “No sailor controls the sea Similarly no lucid dreamer controls the dream”The author and Rob Nairn now hold courses entitled “Mindfulness of Dream Sleep” These teach both mindfulness meditation lucid dream training and conscious sleeping techniues Charlie aims to allow mindful awareness to “infuse all stages of our sleep cycle” This will lead to “lucid living” to wake up to life with awareness So this book is much ambitious than other books on lucid dreaming We learn much about Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan Dream Yoga The latter is “a collection of transformational lucid dreaming conscious sleeping and out of body experience practices aimed at spiritual growth and mind training”We are taught about “bardo” which means “place in between” The after death bardo describes the intermediate states between death and rebirth “If we can fall asleep consciously and then recognize our dreams as dreams we may also be able to die consciously and recognize the after death bardo state It´s said that if practitioners can become fully lucid within the death and after death bardo states then they can recognize the nature of their mind and have the potential to reach full spiritual awakening”The practices of lucid dreaming and dream yoga are also intended to train practitioners to become lucid in their waking state The author states further “The lucid awakening within the shared dream of life is exactly what transformed Siddhartha Gautama into the Buddha This is an awakening that is possible for us all”Both psychological and physical healing can be achieved in lucid dreams Visualizations can “help to reduce stress enhance the immune system and lessen pain” “A lucid dream is the most vivid and complete visualization we can experience” The author has himself healed ear infections and torn ligaments in lucid dreams Visualizations performed in a lucid dream are far powerful than visualizations in the waking state Phobias and addictions can also be healedWe can do anything we ever wanted to do in lucid dreams But whatever we do we create and strengthen neural pathways while lucid dreaming as in waking life; and harmful acts in a lucid dream will give negative karma as in waking realityCharlie explains about the Gnostics who believed that we were “sleepwalking through the illusion of waking reality unaware that it was all just as empty of inherent existence as our dreams” In a lucid dream we become aware that the dream is not real but just a mental projection; similarly if we could get lucid in our waking reality maybe we could see that life is just a dreamThere is a chapter about lucid dreaming techniues which includes how to improve dream recall the benefits of keeping a dream diary how to spot dream signs which are signs that you´re dreaming reality checks the MILD techniue and the Wake up back to bed methodI must say that I would never confuse dreams with reality since my dreams are not realistic but always “dreamy” and visually unclear Now if I WERE conscious in a dream then I could say “this must be a dream because it’s so dreamy The thing that’s a bit irritating about all lucid dream writers is that they seem to put the cart before the horse and ask you to do things in dreams in order to check whether you’re dreaming that you’re unable to do until you’re conscious in the first placeDream signs are anything anomalous or bizarre like flying pink elephants walking trees or seeing one’s dead grandmother If you experience any of these things it should help you to realize that you must be dreaming Charlie tells us “If you spot a recurring dream sign firmly resolve to use it as a lucidity trigger by saying to yourself before bed ‘The next time I see my dead grandmother I’ll recognize that I’m dreaming and become lucid’”He gives us both a mindfulness meditation entitled “Let’s do nothing” and a walking meditation both valuableThe hypnagogic affirmation techniue reuires that you fall asleep while mentally reciting a positive affirmation of your intent to gain lucidity for example “When I dream I know that I´m dreaming” The great master Guru Rinpoche said that we should “bring forth a powerful yearning to recognize the dream state” you should “imbue your sleepy consciousness with the fervent aspiration to gain lucidity”We are provided with innumerable valuable techniues by which to gain lucidity one of these being prayer Pray for example to Buddha or Jesus whom you imagine in your heart or throat area as you are falling asleep “Bless me with your grace Let me dream with full lucidity for the benefit of all beings”There’s an inspiring and important well all the chapters are important chapter on what to do when lucid for example interact with our higher self meet our subconscious talk to our inner child; we can ask “big uestions” walk through walls heal ourselves one of my main motives for learning to lucid dream receive spiritual teachings from an enlightened master integrate the shadow that’s a big one or engage in spiritual practice – “just one moment of spiritual practice in the lucid dream state is worth a one week meditation retreat in the waking state”In a lucid dream we are at one with all things Oneness is reality both in our dreams and in the waking state tooTwo valuable appendices give us accounts of the author´s own insightful lucid dreams “clarity dreams and hypnopompic insights”This is the best book on the subject I´ve encountered because it also teaches us about the interconnectivity of life and about how lucid dreaming “trains us to recognize the Oneness of waking reality” and for the awakening of enlightenment We realize that most of reality is a dreamlike illusion; the we experience that we are the co creator of our lucid dreams the can we perceive waking reality in a similar way “ seeing through illusion – forms the crux of lucid living”I highly recommend this book