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Dreaming-Related Books


I'm hoping this list can serve as a starting point for anyone interested in dream-related books. This is by no means a complete list, I merely searched online for recommendations and compiled a master list for easy reference.

If you feel that any particular book listed here is in the wrong place, or if you would like to see a decent dream-related book added to this list, please PM me with the name and author of the book.

Listed in alphabetical order by author:


Lucid Dreaming

The Art of Dreaming by Carlos Castaneda.

The Lucid Dreaming Kit by Paul Devereux and Charla Devereux

Control Your Dreams: How Lucid Dreaming Can Help You Uncover Your Hidden Desires, Confront Your Hidden Fears, and Explore the Frontiers of Human Consciousness by Jayne Gackenbach

Lucid Dreamer by Malcolm Godwin

Lucid Dreaming the Paradox of Consciousness During Sleep by Celia Green and Charles McCreery

Lucid Dreams by Celia Green

Lucid Dreaming in 30 Days: The Creative Sleep Program by Keith Harary and Pamela Weintraub

The Sun and the Shadow: My Experiment with Lucid Dreaming by Kenneth Kelzer

**Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming by Stephen LaBerge[*]Note: EWOLD is essentially the "Bible" of Lucid Dreaming, and Dr. LaBerge is considered the pioneer of LDing. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in this topic, and should be the first book you pick up.
[/list]Lucid Dreaming: A Conscious Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and In Your Life by Stephen LaBerge

Lucid Dreaming: The Power of Being Awake and Aware in Your Dreams by Stephen Laberge

Stop Sleeping Through Your Dreams by Charles McPhee

Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light by Norbu Namkhia and Michael Katz

The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep by Tenzin Ripoche

Dreams and How to Guide Them by Hervery de Saint-Denys

Lucid Dreaming: Dawning of a Clear Light by Gregory S. Sparrow

Out the In Door: New Techniques in Lucid Dreaming by Michael Szul


Non-Lucid Dreaming & Dream Enrichment

The Power of Creative Dreaming by Pamela Ball

Dream Power by Ann Faraday

Teach Yourself to Dream: A Practical Guide to Unleashing the Power of the Subconscious Mind by David Fontana

Creative Dreaming by Patricia Garfield

Creative Dreaming: Plan And Control Your Dreams To Develop Creativity Overcome Fears Solve Problems by Patricia Garfield


The Brain and Science of Dreaming

Dreaming: An Introduction to the Science of Sleep by J. Allan Hobson

The Amazing Brain by Robert Ornstein

The Right Mind: Making Sense of the Hemispheres by Robert Ornstein

The High Performance Mind by Anna Wise


Dream Interpretation

The Complete Book of Dreams and Dreaming by Pamela Ball

The Dictionary of Dreams and Their Meanings by Richard Craze

Secret Language of Dreams: A Visual Key to Dreams and Their Meaning by David Fontana

The Undiscovered Self: With Symbols and the Interpretation of Dreams by C. G. Jung

KISS Guide to Dreams by Lisa Lenard

Cloud Nine:: A Dreamer's Dictionary by Sandra A. Thomas


Beyond Dreaming Topics

Astral Dynamics: A New Approach to Out-of-Body Experiences by Robert Bruce

Astral Projection by Oliver Fox

The Dreamer's Way: Using Proactive Dreaming to Heal and Transform Your Life by Rosmamary Ellen Guily

Mutual Dreaming by Linda Lane Magallon

Ultimate Journey by Robert A. Monroe

Conscious Dreaming: A Spiritual Path for Everyday Life by Robert Moss



Pathway to Ecstasy: The Way of the Dream Mandela by Patricia Garfield

Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C. G. Jung

Toltec Dreamer by Graham Kane


Happy Reading!  ~Burns

The scope of Patricia Garfield's Creative Dreaming primarily covers dream control, how to go about it and how it's practiced in varies cultures (such as the Senoi tribe and native American Indians) but it does have a section about lucid dreaming. And there's actually some pretty relevant LD information in there.

Excellent book, by the way. I've read it twice and would definitely recommend it.

Thanks for the reccomendations..I've been looking for some more material to help me along, These look very useful.

I'm currently reading "Dreaming Souls" by Owen Flanagan.

I like this, you have to get used to the way this guy speaks and allot of it comes off as technical.
It's really interesting and informative; it has good theories/research on dreams.

"Science writing at it's best...An informative review of current research on sleep and dreams and a new theory about the nature and function of dreaming, present with clarity, wit and finesse..."

What, if anything do dreams tell us about ourselves? What is the relationship between types of sleep and types of dreams? Does dreaming serve any purpose? Or are dreams simply meaningless mental noise - "unmusical fingers wandering over the piano keys"?

Thanks for the thread Burns. I don't own any dreaming books...which is a shame! I do intend on getting one or two at least. =)


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