Short animated video explaining lucid dreaming
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Graham Hancock is a British writer and journalist. Hancock specialises in unconventional theories involving ancient civilisations, stone monuments or megaliths, altered states of consciousness, ancient myths and astronomical/astrological data from the past. One of the main themes running through many of his books is a posited global connection with a “mother culture” from which he believes all ancient historical civilisations sprang.
An 11-year-old boy becomes an unlikely superhero when he discovers that he has the ability to leave his body and fly through walls, in this marvellously animated adventure from the creators of the Academy Award-nominated A Cat in Paris.
Over the past number of years, Hollywood has used the subject of lucid dreaming as a tool to create beautiful and insightful movies about the relationship of mind and reality.
We have put together a list of all movies about or related to Lucid Dreams, with the help of Lucidsage.com. These are in no particular order but are divided to fiction and documentaries. If you know of any other movies you belief we have missed please tell us in the comments below.
Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange, best known under his alias Doctor Strange, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by artist Steve Ditko, the character first appeared in Strange Tales #110 (July 1963). A former doctor, Strange serves as the Sorcerer Supreme, the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.
In 2012, Doctor Strange was ranked 33rd in IGN’s list of “The Top 50 Avengers”. The character was first portrayed in live action by Peter Hooten in the 1978 television movie Dr. Strange. A Marvel Studios live-action film adaptation starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role is set for a November 2016 theatrical release.
Inception is a 2010 science fiction heist thriller film.
Written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast. This cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine. DiCaprio plays a professional thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets. He is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased as payment for a task considered to be impossible: “inception”, the implantation of another person’s idea into a target’s subconscious.
Dominick “Dom” Cobb and Arthur are “extractors”, who perform corporate espionage using an experimental military technology to infiltrate the subconscious of their targets and extract valuable information through a shared dream world. Their latest target, Japanese businessman Saito (Ken Watanabe), reveals that he arranged their mission himself to test Cobb for a seemingly-impossible job: planting an idea in a person’s subconscious, or “inception”.
Robert Waggoner ‘Lucid Dreaming — Gateway To The Inner’ Interview by Iain McNay
Author of ‘Lucid Dreaming — Gateway To The Inner Self’ talks about his early dream experiences and how he discovered Lucid Dreaming after reading Carlos Castaneda. He quantifies the scientific evidence that now exists on this subject and explains why he feels that Lucid Dreaming is a revolutionary tool to explore the actual nature of reality. It can clearly show shadow issues and the limiting nature of self-attachments and may lead to an experience of non-dual awareness.
‘Something pre-exists the sense of self. The making of the ‘I’ is a mistaken perception, the source of a whole series of errors.’
Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self
by Robert Waggoner
Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self is the account of an extraordinarily talented lucid dreamer who goes beyond the boundaries of both psychology and religion. In the process, he stumbles upon the Inner Self. While lucid (consciously aware) in the dream state and able to act and interact with dream figures, objects, and settings, dream expert Robert Waggoner experienced something transformative and unexpected. He was able to interact consciously with the dream observer — the apparent Inner Self — within the dream.
At first this seemed shocking, even impossible, since psychology normally alludes to such theoretical inner aspects as the Subliminal Self, the Center, the Internal Self-Helper in vague and theoretical ways. Waggoner came to realize, however, that aware interaction with the Inner Self was not only possible, but actual and highly inspiring. He concluded that while aware in the dream state, one has both a psychological tool and a platform from which to understand dreaming and the larger picture of man’s psyche as well. Waggoner proposes 5 stages of lucid dreaming and guides readers through them, offering advice for those who have never experienced the lucid dream state and suggestions for how experienced lucid dreamers can advance to a new level. Lucid Dreaming offers exciting insights and vivid illustrations that will intrigue not only avid dreamworkers but anyone who is interested in consciousness, identity, and the definition of reality.
Dr. Stephen LaBerge is a world renowned expert on lucid dreaming. His groundbreaking research at Stanford University demonstrated the validity of lucid dreaming to the scientific world, and his books Lucid Dreaming and Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming are best sellers. Dr. LaBerge is a dynamic speaker, known for his humor and ability to stimulate thought and to make scientific concepts relevant to the individual. Through the years his research team has developed highly effective techniques, including technological aids, for building lucid dreaming skills. LaBerge also has extensive personal experience with lucid dreaming, having learned to have lucid dreams at will. He is an unabashed advocate of lucid dreaming, believing that the world would be a better place if more people developed the art.