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A lucid dream begins at the moment you become aware that you are dreaming, and fully conscious of the experience even though your body is asleep. In lucid, as well as in semi-lucid dreams, the Holy Spirit may choose to speak personally with our soul. In her intimate autobiographical account, Maria Isabel Pita shares how she was led home to Christ through lucid dreaming as a spiritual practice.
Born into Catholicism in Havana, Cuba, Maria’s family fled into exile after the communist revolution, and she grew up in Fairfax, Virginia. As an adult, Maria came to lead a secular life, concentrating primarily on her growth as a writer. The author of several successful novels, the happily married Maria never expected God to personally enter her life. Then she began experiencing lucid dreams. At first, she called them “flying dreams” because flying felt fantastic, and she could think of no better way to make use of them. But as her skill and control as a lucid dreamer improved, a pure and overwhelming Love introduced itself into her life in the form of a mysteriously wonderful Man who began appearing regularly in her dreams, and who she came to think of as her “Guardian Lord.”
Lucid Dreams and the Holy Spirit is a compelling, contemporary story of the age-old mystery of God’s pursuit of Man, charting Maria’s journey through the extraordinary experiences she recorded, and the insight and direction she drew from them as, dream by dream, her soul was guided along a path in keeping with Christian mystical tradition.
“There are four distinct ways of looking at the process of spiritual formation… The third perspective, more feminine in its tone and experience, is the way of spiritual espousal and often employs bridal imagery. Here, spiritual formation is experienced as God the lover seducing, wooing and trying to win the heart of the beloved who is the believer.“ – Albert Haase, Athanasius: The Life of Anthony of Egypt (Classics in Spiritual Formation)