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Dreaming While Awake: Techniques for 24-Hour Lucid Dreaming Paperback – October 1, 2002
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In "Dreaming While Awake," Mindell shows how to become aware of these "flirts" from the dreamworld and how to interpet their message. The goal, he says, is to be wide awake and lucid 24 hours a day in the midst of this unending dreamfield of information. Practicing 24-hour lucid dreaming:
- Helps you solve personal, and emotional problems - Serves as a preventive medicine for relationships and health, helping you catch the earliest warning signs before they turn into problems - Helps resolve conflicts in relationships, families, large groups, corporations, even politics
Dreaming is the mystical source of reality, says Mindell. "My goal is to make the Dreaming roots of reality so accessible, so visceral, that your conscious mind will give you back your right to dream." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Arny is in private practice in Portland, Oregon, and teaches with Amy in many places around the world. He is known for his development of the "dreambody" and "process work" (process oriented psychology). He is the author of 21 books in 31 languages, including Dreambody, The Shaman's Body, Quantum Mind, Quantum Mind and Healing, and ProcessMind. Arny has an M.S. from M.I.T., was a Jungian training analyst, and has a Ph.D. in psychology. He is also known in the area of conflict management for his Sitting in the Fire and for his integration of psychology and physics, work on dreams, bodywork, relationships, and for interventions in near death situations. His newest work is the "Dance of the Ancient One" published by the Deep Democracy Exchange, was released in 2013.
See www.aamindell.net for more about Dr. Arnold Mindell's biography, seminars, and work in psychology, physics, social and world issues
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In it, he explains that Dreaming (always with a capital letter) is "the energy behind everything; it is the life force of all living beings, the power of trees and plants, and the power of motors, business, and financial centers." While the dreaming we do at night has an important part in all this, Dreaming occurs 24 hours a day. Dr. Mindell says that "the Dreaming is always present, like an aura shimmering around the objects and events you call everyday life."
His goal is to help readers "learn to move through and behind the world of everyday life, exploring the world of healing, divination, and immortality." He begins by defining Dreaming and discussing it in terms of religion, philosophy, and science. He then explains how it enhances personal health (mental and physical), relationships, and work situations.
Dr. Mindell provides several simple exercises that individuals can use alone or with others to train themselves in becoming aware of the subtleties of Dreaming. He says that many people have an undefinable sense of something wrong or missing in their lives and says this is because they unwittingly are only seeing half their lives and half the world--they aren't accessing Dreaming.
Dreaming While Awake is not a dream interpretation book.Read more ›
What's the key idea in the book? That we marginalise 'the deepest unformulated experiences that create [our] actions in everyday life', that is, we ignore the subtle signals from the dreaming background to our reality, those 'vague feelings and intuitions that can barely be verbalized', and that this marginalization is at the heart of our problems. Dreaming While Awake offers a way to bring this dreaming background into awareness.
I love the way Dreaming While Awake takes the reader on an odyssey of exploring the furthest reaches of consciousness, to discover how reality itself can be a magical symbol that flirts with our awareness. I also love the way Mindell includes real-life examples of how he has felt when he became aware of his own "Big You" and dealt with difficult situations from that elevated state of mind. Dreaming While Awake is a classic book on the subject of consciousness and reality that is destined to be read and re-read and cherished forever.
Having said that, this book could stand a good editing. There are references and diagrams that add nothing to the text. And he frequently must bring in the Aborigine, Buddhist, and Psychoanalytic perspectives, even when they add nothing to the discussion. On one occasion, he reprints a diagram a scant page and a half after the first occurence, because he wants us to look at it again and it would be too hard for us to just turn back a page and look at the first presentation. (It's things like that which cause me to think he's just padding to make the book longer.)
The book is good. I just feel a little patronized by the redundant way he describes simple ideas, as if they were great and important concepts.
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One of my all time favorites! A comparative look at our state of conscious consensus reality and dreaming as seen through four disciplines.Published 2 months ago by dona m wessells
Dreaming While Awake is the best book I have come across that offers instruction and guidance on how to connect with deeper reality beneath the veneer of day-to-day ordinary life –... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dan Glenn
I have opened my mind, adapted my skills, and expanded my awareness in my personal life and my professional psychotherapy practice since reading this book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jennifer
I ordered this book because I thought it had something to do with lucid dreaming, though it didn't really, not lucid dreaming in the conventional sense, and because I love and... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Iona Main Stewart
it is ok, but packaged very poorly. what more can i say? most packages are poorly wrapped. packaged poorly…thats just about all that can be said.Published on December 11, 2013 by Jacquelyn Hawley
This book is one of those you could read again and again. Each time you can find new, inspiring things in it. Read morePublished on August 15, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I really want to love this book, but I just can't seem too. I'll admit i'm only halfway through, but not sure if I will finish reading it. Read morePublished on May 29, 2013 by Motun_2K15
Gets me in touch more closely with the moment-by-moment dreamworld of day and night life.
Would like a different font type. ;)
Another good book on lucid dreaming. It's difficult to elaborate on the subject matter without sounding somewhat mystical but it is really very down to earth and easy to... Read morePublished on February 23, 2013 by Clayton S J