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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (September 12, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345331443
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345331441
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.7 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,103,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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While you sleep tonight, would you like to:
* Experience sexual union and even orgasm with the partner of your choice?
* Have revealing conversations with the most important people in your present and past?
* Engage in direct struggle with the images of your greatest fears and emerge triumphant?
* Tackle your most perplexing daytime dilemmas and wake with those problems solved?
* Tap the vast storehouse of creativity within you?
* Remember things you believe are long forgotten?
* Engage in exciting mind trips and adventures?
All this is but part of what you can attain through creative dreaming!

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 9, 1997
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This book changed my life. I can't say enough good things about it.

The first half of the book explores how many cultures throughout the world have used dreams for everything from healing to precognition. It also shows how many well known writers, inventors, etc, have gotten inspiration to create from their dreams.

The second half of the book explains step-by-step how you can gain control of your dreams and actually direct the action. It also shows you how to keep a dream diary so that you can be more aware of your dream world even while you are awake.

One great thing about this book is that it does not get into dream interpretation (which can be sooo subjective). It just makes you aware of the power that you have over your dreams and gives you some good ideas about using that power.

Desmond Williams
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 16, 1997
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Changing your life by making changes in your dreams is the most elegant solution to the struggles of living. This book is still in print because it is great.

It ranks right up with the books on NLP and make a very good companion to them
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Iona Main Stewart on September 24, 2013
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I bought this book years ago in about 1987 and recently felt the urge to take it up again. So it is not the latest edition I'm here reviewing.

The author explains that we can plan our dreams and provides suggestions on how to do so. We will need to accept that it is possible to induce dreams and should present ourselves with suggestions for the intended dream when in a deeply relaxed state. Put your intention into a "concise positive phrase", for example: "To-night I fly in my dream"

To induce dreams on a certain topic it may help to involve yourself in activities relevant to your desired dream. It is most helpful to intensely focus your attention in your area of interest for at least two or three days at a time.

Record your dreams as soon as possible.

You may obtain many creative solutions in your dreams if you take the following preliminary steps: 1) Be motivated 2) Have gathered relevant information and 3) Have made initial attempts to synthesize material. The "illuminating" solution will then come either during the dream or immediately after awakening.

However, the solution may or may not be the correct one. The author quotes the case of Dorothy Parker who after dreaming that she had the answer to the world's problems scribbled it down; in the morning she found she had written: "Hoggimous, higgimous, men are polygamous. Higgimous, hoggimous, women monogamous." Ha, ha!

There is a chapter on learning from American Indian dreamers. We learn that if we regard our dreams as important we will receive and remember valuable dreams. Our dreams will become more relevant to our waking life as we value and use them. The more dream friends we have, the better. Successful problem solving in dreams carries over into waking life.
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By angela on October 5, 2012
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Creative Dreaming has been the most useful tool for my dreams..the senoi chapter is my favorite....authentic honesty!! us responsible for ourselves!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Raymond S Wozniak on January 10, 2014
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I loved seeing the book again after so many years but the rating on Amazon was that it was in good shape. It was very worn, with much, much underlining. It came much later after Christmas (probably holiday snarl) than I paid for and I was embarrassed to give it as a gift.
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