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This book is a great way to learn more about our dreaming. It is written in a way that anyone can understand the concepts of the dreaming world. We all dream but some people might be surprised that we have more control over our dreams than we think. The author will explain how we can do that and even help you achieve lucid dreaming. Why should we care about lucid dreaming? The author will give you many reasons and some are actually very important to our well being.
I bought this book after experiencing a WILD for the first time and wanting to read more about them. The writer is clearly an experienced lucid dreamer who has refined and honed his technique for successful lucid dreaming, and is very passionate about his method. However, I found this book to be mainly a bad-mouthing of DILD, standing off one against the other quite regularly and concluding each time WILD to be the best of the two. This point was first made very early on, and I found myself getting more and more frustrated as the book went on with this constantly being brought up.
I read the whole book, giving it a chance and I did find a few pages of really useful information about WILD. It was really nice reading the passion that came through from the writer sharing his experience. Those few pages were the highlight of the book, and something I feel that were a standalone to the rest. For the remainder, so many blanket statements were made about dream and sleep based on the writer's own personal opinions, most of which clashed with my own exploration of unconscious dreaming and lucid dreaming. I really love hearing people's thoughts and points of view, however when it leads to broad assumptions being made about other people, it feels extremely dismissive, and leads to a very "black and white", "right and wrong" view, which I find quite damaging, especially when making a connection is so important to me as part of the reader experience. It further concerns me regarding the divisive attitude that the writing style may nurture.
I have also read much more thorough and balanced introductions to lucid dreaming, which the first part of of this book focused on. Again there were many blanket statements and assumptions being made in a repetitive and long-winded way.
I partly made my purchase on all the five star reviews of this book. If other readers are in agreement with the reader regarding WILD and DILDs I can understand this. At the same time I feel the need to add a review from a completely different perspective. Had I seen the American Amazon reviews, which reflect my own concerns, I would probably not have purchased this book. When it comes down to the actual technique for WILD, I have found WILDs to be described in other LD literature to a similar level of detail as this book. Having found DILD to be a very successful method for lucid dreaming, and just wanting to learn more about WILD, I personally found this book to be a disappointing read.
I really like this book, it has a lighter and friendly approach to the subject and I was able to enter a low levels of lucidity after a week or so of being aware of my sleeping pattern.
In the dream I was washed ashore to a random island in a secret high tech facility of some sort. And I was able to instant dry my clothes XD but then I went on and succumbed to the dream in an unconscious state.
I am looking forward to practice with this book on me further travels to the dream world :)
Very nice, the chapters of the book are a good-humoured and balanced look at lucid dreaming, the real gold being the method the author describes for wake-induced lucid dreams. Recommended, well worth the price if you can master what is a far less complicated sounding technique than DILD-doing.
Ich habe mir dieses Buch gekauft, da ich bereits seit über 5 Jahren versuche regelmäßige/konstante Klarträume zu induzieren und bisher dabei noch keine nennenswerte Erfolge erzielen konnte.
Jahrelang habe ich mit der DILD Technik versucht Klarträume zu induzieren, was mehr oder weniger funktioniert. Meinen größten Erfolg hatte ich im Jahr 2014, wo ich es bis zu 10 Klarträume im Monat geschafft habe. Leider konnte man sich nie sicher sein, ob man im nächsten Traum wieder einen Klartraum hat oder nicht, da man bei der DILD Technik aus dem Traum heraus sein Bewusstsein wiedererlangt und somit einen Klartraum hat. Die WILD Technik hatte ich bisher so gut wie ignoriert, da sie als eine schwere Technik im Internet beschrieben wird. Vor allem Abends soll man wenige Erfolge mit der Technik haben. Es wird geraten, dass man erstmal 5-6 Stunden schläft und dann WILD anwendet. (Was ehrlichgesagt nicht so mein Fall ist)
Ich habe das Buch nun knapp 1 1/2 Wochen und mich schon vorher in die WILD Technik etwas reingelesen. Hier wird Schritt für Schritt erklärt, was bei der Technik zu beachten ist und wie man sich perfekt darauf vorbereitet. Es wird die grundsätzliche WILD Technik ohne "Schnick-Schnack" erklärt. Der Autor möchte dem Leser vor allem vermitteln, dass die Technik nicht schwierig ist, wie es oftmals im Internet zu lesen ist. Mit etwas Übung kann man Klarträume auf Abruf induzieren. Man behält sein Bewusstsein bei dem Prozess aufrecht bis man sich im Traum befindet.
Kurz zu meinen Bisherigen Erfolgen innerhalb von knapp 2 Wochen: 4 kurze Klarträume (2-3 Sekunden, da ich sehr aufgeregt war) 2 lange Klarträume ( einer ca. 5 Minuten - der Andere ca. 10-15 Minuten)
3 von den 6 Klarträumen habe ich Abends erfolgreich durchgeführt. (Darunter die 2 langen Klarträume) Die anderen 3 Klarträume habe ich während einem Mittagsschlaf induzieren können.
Kurz und knapp: Das Buch hat mir sehr dabei geholfen zu verstehen, was wichtig ist um die WILD Technik sauber durchzuführen. Wichtiger noch finde ich, dass der Autor einem vermittelt, dass WILDen gar nicht so schwer ist, wie es im Internet beschrieben wird. Dem kann ich aktuell zustimmen - allerdings ist es Anfangs etwas schwieriger sich an die Vorbereitung zu gewöhnen. Der Erfolg spricht aber für sich und es ist lange her, dass ich in so kurzer Zeit so viele Klarträume hatte. Jeder sollte sich eine eigene Meinung bilden - ich bin jedenfalls sehr zufrieden und hoffe, dass es nun so weiter geht mit den Klarträumen :-)
As a long-time experienced lucid dreamer who usually employs Dream-Initiated Lucid Dreaming (DILD) rather than WILD (Wake-Initiated Lucid Dreaming), I found there were both good and bad aspects to this book. The author - who by all accounts does seem to be very talented at WILD - professes the belief that virtually anyone can quite easily learn to do it, but in my experience most people find WILD to be rather difficult.
In the book, a single basic method for inducing lucid dreaming from a waking state is described. That method is presented clearly and succinctly, along with a couple of good relaxation techniques, and from what I know of WILD, it does seem to be a good method. However, the book only describes the author's personal method of WILD induction, and doesn't cover any other WILD induction methods (I know of some others).
One problem with the book is the speculative claims that go along with the basic WILD method presented. It irritated me how he repeatedly attacks DILD in ways which seem unnecessary and even factually incorrect. At times the author seemed willing to admit that DILD and WILD are merely two different routes to the same state of mind, while at other times he strongly implies that the state of lucidity obtained with WILD is somehow qualitatively superior, without ever stating exactly how. In my own considerable experience, I have found that DILDs can be just as coherent and as conducive to rational experimentation within dreaming as WILDs. I also disliked how he ignores most of the current scientific research into dreaming, and how he often did not provide references for factual claims made. So even as he offered a decent method for WILD, he also spread a bit of misinformation about dreaming in general, swept most scientific results about dreaming under the rug, and speculated a bit grandiosely on some hypothesized eventual "importance" for lucid dreaming, without ever explicitly stating exactly what he believes that "importance" might turn out to be.
Another good aspect of the book is that no particularly far-out claims are made, such as that from inside a dream state one can "see the future" or do "out of body remote viewing" (as is asserted in many books on lucid dreaming), although such possibilities are not totally rejected. In that respect, the book portrays a level-headed perspective.
Another weakness of the book is that inadequate tribute is paid to how one's personal expectations heavily shape lucid dreaming experiences, and sometimes without sufficient evidence the author seems to assume his personal experiences reflect general truths. For example, he implies that initiating dreaming while lying on one's right side vs. the left side results in entirely different "types" of dreaming (an assertion that is empirically unverified and could merely reflect his own personal expectations / theories). One major thing I have learned in my own lucid dreaming practices is that one's personal expectations are of *primary importance* when inhabiting a virtual reality your own mind creates.
The author does make clear that the major advantage of WILD - provided one is able to master it - is the ability to do lucid dreaming virtually at will, and to remain aware throughout the entire process, and that is truly an advantage. But in my opinion he seriously exaggerates both the ease of mastering WILD, and the overall importance of the achievement if one does succeed, for in the end, as exciting and interesting as it can be, even lucid dreaming is still only... dreaming.
I was hoping to get solid instructions on how to WILD lucid dream. Instead, the author dedicated most of this book ranting against other lucid dreaming methods while raving about his personal method. He claims this method is easy (over 100+ times), yet I’ve had zero success. I wish there were good instructions on how to WILD lucid dream, but unfortunately, this is not one of them.