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Waggoner, Robert

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Robert Waggoner is a psychologist who makes his living from writing about and teaching people how to lucid dream. Needless to say he is able to lucid dream himself and has been able to from childhood.

My first incubated lucid dream gave me a glimpse of the wonders. I was reading Carlos Castaneda's Journey to Ixtlan, and began suggesting to myself each night, "Tonight in my dreams, I will see my hands and realize that I am dreaming." After three nights of doing this, I was dreaming of walking through my high school hallway, when suddenly my hands appeared right in front of my face. I thought, "My hands! This is a dream. I'm dreaming this!" I felt pure awe. Everything around me 'looked' real, but I knew it was a dream, a mental creation. The students looked real, the walls of the hallway felt real - I existed in an alternate reality, a mental projection, while consciously being aware of it”

He is the author of Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self and he co-edits a quarterly 'e-zine' on, 'The Lucid Dream Exchange'. He also has a website for his book which has links to his blog, feedback from readers and reviews.

He also serves as the President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and “often speaks at conferences, colleges and other venues on lucid dreaming”.

You can see and hear him on and


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