Lucid Dreaming – The Key to a Larger Awareness with Robert Waggoner

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In this podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Robert Waggoner. We had a fascinating discussion about lucid dreaming. During our conversation, Robert explains what lucid dreaming means and how you can learn to practice it. We also discussed the technique's many practical applications, which include stopping nightmares, reducing anxiety, talking to your subconscious mind and even improving your relationships. This is one episode of the Oneness Approach podcast you do not want to miss!

About Robert Waggoner

Robert Waggoner wrote the acclaimed book, Lucid Dreaming – Gateway to the Inner Self (now in its tenth printing), and co-authored Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple with Caroline McCready.

A past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD), Waggoner serves at co-editor of the online magazine, The Lucid Dreaming Experience, (ISSN 2167-616X); the only ongoing publication devoted specifically to lucid dreaming. A lucid dreamer since 1975, he has logged more than 1,000 lucid dreams.

Waggoner frequently speaks on the science and practice of lucid dreaming at international dream conferences, workshops and college classrooms, including the following:

  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • Sonoma State University
  • Iowa State University
  • University of Washington – Bothell
  • Evergreen State College
  • St. Mary’s – California
  • University of Sussex (UK)
  • Hebrew University (Israel)
  • Tel Aviv University
  • and elsewhere.

Media Appearances: Robert has been interviewed or consulted about the practice of lucid dreaming by CNN, CBS News and ABC News (KABC – Los Angeles) along with Iowa Public Radio, WPNR, WBGU, and other radio stations.

His comments have appeared in media as diverse as the following:

Robert Waggoner enjoys educating others about the science, beauty and potential of lucid dreaming. Contact Robert to arrange media appearances, speaking events or workshops.

1:00 Introducing Robert Waggoner

2:57 Robert’s early years

  • A deep interest in dreaming
  • Lucid dreaming in high school

6:02 How people normally see dreams

  • What lucid dreaming means
  • Keeping a dream journal

9:41 Dreaming from a scientific perspective

  • Why we dream
  • Scientific evidence

16:47 Ways to use lucid dreaming

  • Having fun
  • Nightmare solutions
  • Creativity and healing

21:42 Connecting with loved ones through dreams

  • Deceased loved ones
  • Couples

27:09 Reaching deeper with emotions

  • Resolving fears and anxiety

32:37 Lucid dreaming to help relationships

  • Conversations with subconscious mind

36:43 Identifying a larger awareness

  • Integrating with your waking self

41:53 What to do and what to avoid

  • Letting go of fear
  • Preconceived ideas

48:05 Lucid dreaming resources

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  1. Kim Wilson
    Kim Wilson says:

    I found this extremely interesting and timely. I occasionally experience lucid dreams, most likely like every one else. I recently had a dream that I found very interesting. I have been dealing with some personal challenges and was feeling a little ‘lost’ for lack of a better word. When I feel asleep, I ‘dreamed’ that someone (I couldn’t see who it was) was standing beside my bed and gently pulled the sheets and blankets up around me and quite literally ‘tucked’ me in bed. I immediately awakened, turned to my husband and said ‘Was that you?’ He, of course, had no idea what I was talking about,

    I believe I receive many messages from my subconscious mind during dreams and am looking forward to exploring lucid dreams. Great podcast, as always!



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