One of the unfortunate things about being interested in lucid dreaming is the lack of literature on the topic. Actually, the lack of intelligent, thouOne of the unfortunate things about being interested in lucid dreaming is the lack of literature on the topic. Actually, the lack of intelligent, thought out, and well written literature. On a whole, lucid dreaming books have too much of the author's own opinion and not enough research, in addition to mediocre writing. What I want is a well researched, well written, and scholarly book that doesn't read like the author's dream journal.
This book almost fulfills my wish. It is well written. The author is scholarly and has spent years researching the subject. There are more examples of other people's dreams than the author's. I read it all the way through.
However, it doesn't break free of my stereotype of lucid dreaming books. While its the best I've encountered in its class, it is still in that class. It is not scholarly, nor is it well researched, even though the author himself is those things. It is more like a conversation with a smart and knowledgable person on the subject, rather than a treatise.
Wikipedia shares more information on the subject in a more concise fashion. If you're interested in the facts and history of lucid dreaming, go there. However, if you're interested in the opinions and impressions of an intelligent, well-read, and experienced lucid dreamer, then read this book....more