Dreams of Light
The Profound Daytime Practice of Lucid Dreaming
By Andrew Holecek
Dreams of Light: The Profound Daytime Practice of Lucid Dreaming, published by Sounds True, is a deep dive into the heart of all the nocturnal meditations, which includes dream yoga, sleep yoga, and bardo yoga. This book is a rigorous exploration of the daytime practice of Illusory Form, and why this practice is so important. Many people struggle with lucid dreaming. So much is promised, so little delivered. With the practice of Illusory Form, you can arrive at the same insights and discoveries delivered by the nocturnal meditations. And unlike lucid dreaming, the daytime practice of Illusory Form is easy. Anybody can practice it.
This is a no-holds-barred and no-nonsense look at the illusory nature of reality, how lucid dreaming and the practice of Illusory Form lead you to that view, and why this is so important. It may appear to be esoteric and philosophical, but in the end it is extremely practical and exoteric.
Exploring the Book
Dreams of Light
The many playful practices of Illusory Form are inserted throughout the book, inviting the reader to practice what the text preaches.
- Part I, Deconstructing the Sense of Self: The Edge of Emptiness, has chapters on Introduction to Emptiness, Practical Applications of Emptiness, Emptiness and Illusion: From Reactivity to Equanimity, The Via Negativa, and The Problem of Thing-Thinking. Emptiness is the heart of lucid dreaming and dream yoga, and Part I goes into this profound topic in detail.
- Part II, Manifesting Clear-Light Mind: The Play of Luminosity, has chapters on Illusory Form and the Clear-Light Mind, The Eighth Consciousness: The Foundation of Dualistic Mind, Transforming the Basic Fault, Are You Dreaming?, The Experience of Illusory Form, Headless Wonder, and Illusory Form and the Roots of Fear.
- Part III, Finding Support in Science: The Illusion of Externality, has chapters on The Science of Illusion, My Favorite Illusions, The Creative Power of the Mind, The Illusion of Duality: Visual Perception, The Realization of Illusory Form, and the Underview Effect.
Through an in-depth exploration of the tradition, beginners and seasoned practitioners alike will learn everything they need to enter the unexplored realms of our waking states. For those curious about altered states of consciousness, psychedelic therapies, and near-death and out-of-body experiences, Dreams of Light opens a time-honored gateway to kindred―and for many, even more profound―terrains of perception. “It’s all about the roots of suffering, and how to end it,” says Holecek, “I’m personally really excited about this book, and have wanted to write it for decades.”
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about Night Club
Night Club is a groundbreaking venture. Its mission is to establish and nurture an international community of students and teachers who have an interest in these extraordinary practices.
Andrew has been studying and practicing meditation and the nocturnal practices of lucid dreaming and dream yoga for over 40 years, and teaching them internationally for over 10 years.