Imagine being able to fly. Walk through walls. Shape-shift. Breathe underwater. Conjure loved onesor total strangersout of thin air. Imagine experiencing your nighttime dreams with the same awareness you possess right nowfully functioning memory, imagination, and self-awareness. Imagine being able to use this power to be more creative, solve problems, and discover a deep sense of well-being. This is lucid dreamingthe ability to know you are dreaming while you are in a dream, and then consciously explore and change the elements of the dream. A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming, with its evocative retro illustrations, shows exactly how to do it. Written by three avid, experienced lucid dreamers, this manual for the dream world takes the reader from step onelearning how to reconnect with his or her dreams through the myriad possibilities of what can happen once the dreamer is lucid and an accomplished oneironaut (a word that comes from the Greek oneira, meaning dreams, and nautis, meaning sailor). Readers will learn about the powerful REM sleep stagea window into lucid dreams. Improve dream recall by keeping a journal. The importance of reality checks, such as The Fingerduring the day, try to pass your finger through your palm then, when you actually do it successfully, youll know that youre dreaming. And once you become lucid, how to make the most of it. Every time you dream, you are washing up on the shores of your own inner landscape. Learn to explore a strange and thrilling world with A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming.