These are the best books about lucid dreaming on Amazon, right now.
It’s IMPORTANT to read about lucid dreams.
If you want to succeed?
You have to learn and practice what you learn.
Amazon is my favorite place to buy books on all topics but they have a great selection of lucid dreaming books. If you’re looking to increase your knowledge, or just read about lucid dreaming from other authors, then books are a great way to do it. These books aren’t ONLY available on Amazon and in fact lots of these are paperbacks first and foremost, sold in bookshops around the world.
By the way, I have my own range of books by the way which I’ve tried to write in a very concise and easy to understand way, check them out because you’d be greatly helping me and the lucid community!
The best books about lucid dreaming
Books are the thoughts experiences and teachings of a person drilled down into an easy to read (most of the time) collection of interesting pieces of paper.
I’ve learned a lot about what I know through books, specially regarding lucid dreaming. Here we go! These aren’t in any particular order by the way, so enjoy them and remember to read all the way to the bottom!
1: Dreams Of Awakening
Dreams of awakening was written by Charlie Morley.
I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but the cover art on this one is incredible! The content is GREAT as well. Best of both worlds, and looks great on your bookshelf. Anyway, that’s beside the point. The book shows various lucid techniques and ideas. It shows you lots of little stories and tips. It’s very personal but at the same time informative.
It has little ‘Charlie Says’ boxes, which is where the author Charlie gives you little tips relating to the current subject or technique. It makes it more personal, and when I eventually write a paperback lucid dreaming book, it’s probably the same sort of style I’d write it in when I bring out a paperback.
Great read, and much like ‘Exploring the world of lucid dreams‘ (Stephen Laberge), it explains techniques in a simple and easy to understand way. That being said, it’s not the same as Stephen Laberges book, and there are unique insights to be gained from both of them. Check it out here.
2: Advanced Lucid Dreaming (The Power Of Supplements)
This book goes into detail about the way you can supplements for lucid dreaming.
It explains the science behind it, and how you can get started without downing LOADS of pills! There are just a few select supplements you can start with, and then try other ones as you see fit and when you feel ready. You can get it here.
This is the only book I’ve seen so far that focused this much on supplements. Other books mention them and explain how you can use them but THIS book really dives deep and shows you how you can combine different types of supplements to get the best results, and how they actually work. If you’re into advanced stuff, this is WELL worth a read.
3: Exploring The World Of Lucid Dreaming
This book is a practical guide. Written by Stephen Laberge, it teaches you how to physically have a lucid dream in a way that isn’t confusing or boring. It shows you exactly how to do various techniques, and this book has a collection of the most unusual AND most common techniques.
It teaches the basics, the most commonly known techniques but it also goes into some other techniques that I’m sure you’ve never heard of. Small techniques for meditation and playing with hypnagogic imagery. This is a lucid dreaming book well worth having on your bookshelf!
I actually have a full book review of this one if you’re interested.
4: Lucid Dreaming (Gateway To The Inner Self)
Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the inner self is a fantastic read. It teaches about lucid dreaming in a way that goes beyond the normal ‘control your dreams and fly around having fun’ sort of thinking. It’s advanced, and I LOVE It for it!
It goes beyond that and into the realm of uncovering our inner consciousness, talking to the dream and interacting with a consciousness greater than our own. It teaches how to do all of this, combined with some of the most interesting lucid stories and experiences I’ve ever heard.
5: A Field Guide To Lucid Dreaming (Kickstarted)
This book is beautiful. started by a crowdfunding campaign which was wildly successful on kickstarter, this lovely little book was born. I love the cover, and the contents are great. It explains lucid dreaming in a way that isn’t confusing, which is where a lot of books fail these days.
It explains nightmares in a clear and helpful way, and shows you how you can stop having them by learning a few basic lucid dreaming ideas. It opens potentially everyone up to the idea of lucid dreaming, and that’s always a good thing. Learn more here.
6: Ultimate Guide to Reality Checks
This one I actually wrote, but it’s a really useful guide to doing REALITY CHECKS in a lucid dream, which is a common problem people face. It’s an interesting read and if you’ve had trouble lucid dreaming with reality checks.
7: 5 Steps To Lucid Dreaming
Of course I’m a little biased, but I truly believe that my book 5 Steps To Lucid Dreaming is a great introduction to lucid dreaming if you’re just looking to dip your toe into the water.
It’s purposely not as long or detailed as other books about lucid dreaming but it IS focused on one thing only, getting you to have your first lucid dream as quickly as possible by giving you exercises that really work.
8: Lucid Superpowers
Lucid dreaming superpowers is a practical guide to advanced lucid dreaming that will really help you master ADVANCED lucid dreaming. It’s a powerful guidebook that will help you do things like flying, teleporting and more.
9: Sleep Paralysis: A Guide To Hypnagogic Images And Visitors Of The Night
I think an understanding of sleep paralysis is essential for lucid dreamers because you’re going to experience it a lot, especially if you’re using techniques like the wake induced lucid dream or the WBTB, so it pays to be informed and ready for it so you don’t freak out! This book offers an insight into sleep paralysis and shows some methods for controlling it to some degree.
10: Dreaming Yourself Awake: Lucid Dreaming and Tibetan Dream Yoga for Insight and Transformation
An interesting look at lucid dreaming from a more traditional sense. This book goes back to some of the roots of lucid dreaming and how it all started, and then explores how it can be used to improve your life, and dive deep into the world of your dreams. Well worth a read and definitely one of the bestselling books on lucid dreaming today.
11: Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple: Tips and Techniques for Insight, Creativity, and Personal Growth
Lucid Dreaming, Plain And Simple is another great book from Robert Waggoner and shares simple and powerful tips and tricks on how to get started lucid dreaming. This is a little bit more beginner friendly and is actually co authored with Caroline McCready.
12: Dreaming While Awake: Techniques for 24-Hour Lucid Dreaming
Dreaming While Awake is a good addition to this list of books. This is an interesting look at lucid dreaming from the educated mind of a psychotherapist.
It explains how to use techniques in every day life to actually have lucid dreams and understand them. This makes it accessible for the every day reader and dreamer. The chapters are arranged and named in interesting and engaging names, which makes the experience of reading it more fun.
I think it’s easy to make this topic sound boring, when you start talking about sleep science and technicalities.
This book is NOT boring.
13: Learn to Lucid Dream: Powerful Techniques for Awakening Creativity and Consciousness
Learn To Lucid Dream is a beginners look at the topic, with a few induction techniques thrown in.
I wouldn’t say this is a detailed guide, and there are certainly other guides of more value with the same price. That being said, it’s a nice read, and it’s written in a really friendly and easy to understand tone.
14: Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and in Your Life
This book gives you a detailed look at lucid dreaming from bestselling author Stephen LaBerge. I can highly recommend reading this, and it actually comes with a free audiobook/dream music CD track.
15: Mindful Dreaming: Harness the Power of Lucid Dreaming for Happiness, Health, and Positive Change
Mindful Dreaming gives us a detailed look at some of the most positive and practical REASONS to lucid dream.
We learn things like healing from the past, uncovering emotional wounds, and diving deep into our subconscious mind.
What a list!
What is the BEST lucid dreaming book?
To be honest, I don’t think there can be a ‘best’ book on lucid dreams.
They all talk about different aspects and experiences of the subject, and lucid dreaming is one of those things that can always be experienced and looked at in a new way. There will always be a new technique, or a new way of doing things that we need to know about.
It’s also always interesting and useful to read about the various lucid dreaming author’s experiences, because by understanding how others lucid dream, we can better understand how we lucid dream.
Why do I think that?
In the process, we can learn more about what’s possible, and what ideas are fun or worth trying out. Each author has a unique history and approach to lucid dreaming, some more logical, some more creative and ‘go with the flow’.
It’s important to read books about lucid dreams from ALL types of author, not just your preferred author… This will help give you a broader picture and enables you to understand more about the subject and have more perspective. Because it’s so very personal, you mustn’t be influenced by only ONE lucid dreaming personality or author.
The most effective lucid dreaming book
I know this is a little biased but I truly believe I’ve created the most effective lucid dreaming course.
Why can I say that?
Because my Lucid Dreaming Bootcamp FORCES you to have lucid dreams.
If you follow the steps that is.
Follow the steps, and you’ll join the thousands of people who have had their first lucid dream because of my bootcamp course. It’s really effective, and you can actually read lots of their reviews here. I believe it’s the most effective, and better than any book on the subject.
Because it makes you take ACTION. And that’s worth more than reading 1000 books on lucid dreaming. If you actually take action, daily for 30 days, you’ll have lucid dreams.
It’s really that simple, but most people read LOTS of books about it, but don’t do ANYTHING to actually practice the habits, and have lucid dreams. And then they post on Reddit asking why they’ve not had any luck, because they KNOW how the techniques work.
But they didn’t take action.
Here’s some of what you’ll learn in the course:
- Exactly what to practice, which techniques, reality checks, exercises and ideas you should do on specific days for 30 days (and how to do them) so you can just save loads of time
- It’s like I’m taking you by the hand as if I were there coaching you personally (which would cost several hundred dollars and take lots of time). Many students love the bootcamp because it feels like I’m personally helping them do all of this, and making it less confusing!
- Learn why lots of people read lucid dreaming books but can’t ACTUALLY have a lucid dream because they don’t build up the habits they need in the right way. They practice the wrong things that actually stop them being able to lucid dream! (Plus a lot of common lucid dreaming books teach stuff that doesn’t work, you’d be surprised)
- Some simple and effective ways to set up your dream journal properly so you can easily refer back to old dreams, and a simple trick you can use to make sure that you always know what works best for you (Almost no-one does this for some reason)
- The strange but powerful meditation technique you can do to have more lucid dreams every week (and it only takes 30 seconds)
- The most common reality checks and how to do them so you can test whether you’re awake and naturally lucid dream most nights (Even when you’re not putting in much effort, or haven’t been practicing)
- The weird ‘island visualisation’ technique I created to help you drift into a lucid dream much faster than normal, and stay in your lucid dreams for much longer than most people!
- Specific lucid dreaming induction techniques and the BEST way to practice them (This includes the Wake back to bed, The Wake induced lucid dream, the Mnemonic induced lucid dream and lots more, but with my unique TWIST to make them more effective!)
- A way of talking to yourself that will give you lucid dreams and ensures that you KEEP having lucid dreams. It’s almost like you’re training your own brain to have MORE of the experiences you want!
- Exactly WHEN to practice each specific thing! I’ll tell you on each specific day, what techniques, ideas and methods you need to practice or think about on that day to lucid dream. It’s like I’m personally coaching you and making SURE you have a lucid dream!
- And remember, you can do these exercises and techniques in as little as 3-5 minutes per day (Of course, you could spend longer if you want, it’s up to you and how much free time you have, but it can and will work with just 3 minutes per day)
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