Lucid Dreams

All my books and articles are listed in Publications.

People often ask me what to read on a particular subject. Here are some suggestions.


A film about lucid dreaming including an interview with me  (Conscious Dreaming 2013)

You can find out more –
in the UK at or the US at



Lucid Dreams Skeptical Inquirer 15 362-370 1991

Blackmore,S.J. 1988 A Theory of lucid dreams and OBEs. In: Conscious Mind: Sleeping Brain Ed. J.Gackenbach and S.LaBerge, New York, Plenum, 1988, 373-387  PDF

Blackmore,S.J. 1982a OBEs, lucid dreams and imagery: two surveys Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 76 301-317 PDF

Because most of my work on lucid dreams was done back in the 1980s, I do not have electronic versions of all of the papers.

There is a section in my textbook Consciousness: An Introduction  on lucid dreaming.

Or read about False Awakenings and Sleep paralysis:

Rose, N.J., Blackmore,S. and French, C.C. 2002 Experiences and Interpretations of Sleep Paralysis. Parapsychological Association Conference, Paris, August

On the edge of reality British Association for the Advancement of Science, Annual Festival of Science, Birmingham, 11 September 1996

And for my (completely ignored) theory of dreams see:

Blackmore, S. 2004 Poster.  A retroselection theory of dreams, Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, ASSC8  Antwerp, Belgium, 25-28 June 2004, Abstract, Poster