The average person spends nearly twenty-five years of their life sleeping. But in all that time you can get a lot more than just a healthy night's rest. With the art of lucid dreaming-or becoming fully conscious in the dream state-you can find creative inspirations, promote emotional healing, gain rich insights into your waking reality, and much more. Now, with Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and in Your Life, Stephen LaBerge invites you on a guided journey to learn to use conscious dreaming in your life. Distilled from his more than twenty years of pioneering research at Stanford University and the Lucidity Institute-including many new and updated techniques and discoveries-here is the most effective and easy-to-learn tool available for you to begin your own fascinating nightly exploration into Lucid Dreaming...Stephen Laberge, Ph.D. entered this world in 1947. As an Air Force brat, he saw much of the planet, and developed a keen interest in science as a means of understanding the cosmos.
In 1967, he obtained his bachelor's degree in mathematics after two years at the University of Arizona, and began graduate studies in chemical physics at Stanford University. Following a hiatus spent in quest of the holy Grail, he returned to Stanford and laid the groundwork for his pioneering breakthroughs in lucid-dreaming research, obtaining his Ph.D. in psychophysiology in 1980. Since then, he has been continuing work at Stanford studying lucid dreaming and psycho physiological correlates of states of consciousness. In 1988, acting on his conviction that lucid dreaming offers many benefits to humanity, Dr. LaBerge founded the Lucidity Institute, the mission of which is to advance research on the nature and potentials of consciousness and to apply the results of this research to the enhancement of human health and well-being.show more