“LaBerge gives interesting examples of how professionals in different fields have used lucid dreaming to benefit job performance, good examples being a programmer who used lucid dreaming to work out bugs in thier code, and a surgeon who used lucid dreaming to practice complex surgeries.” – from andrewl
Stephen LaBerge is no touchie-feelie type, but a serious dream research scientist: his 1980 Ph.D. dissertation at Stanford University is titled “”Lucid Dreaming: An Exploratory Study of Consciousness during Sleep,” and he is the co-author of a number of scientific studies on the various aspects of this subject.
“Waggoner focuses more on the metaphysical and philosophical/spiritual implications of lucid dreaming, as well as the different elements at play in lucid dreams, including the general development of the skill over time, a roadmap of sorts of how the skill generally develops for most people, from beginning to expert. His discussions of what he calls the ‘conscious unconscious’ is also illuminating.” – andrewl
This fairly expensive two volume set is an in-depth, multidisciplinary exploration of lucid dreaming from the perspective of science, psychology, and education in one volume, and religious traditions, creativity, and culture in the other.