Review from AuthorsReading:
In Lucid Dreams and the Holy Spirit, Maria Isabel Pita gives a Christian insight into the practice of lucid dreaming. There are some pointers for the amateur dreamer, but the book’s real theme is the role of those dreams in her spiritual awakening and conversion.
Maria provides excerpts from her dream journal. She explains what happens in each dream and tells you how she interprets the often-symbolic happenings.Their meanings are made clearer by contemplation; some revealed to her after years, others manifesting the very next day in the waking world.
The reader will be pleased to find many diverse scenes and actors in Maria’s mind, but there is one character in particular who dominates her dreamscape. She will bring you along as she discovers the identity and nature of this intriguing man and how he has come to be a constant part of Maria’s life, asleep or awake. Very interesting book!!
Self Publishing Reviews: Posted by: Henry Baum July 30, 2015
Lucid Dreams and the Holy Spirit by Maria Isabel Pita is a fascinating account of one woman’s experiences with lucid dreaming over many years. Describing over 50 dreams, Pita explores the imagery of each dream and the ramifications for her life both personally and spiritually.
The book is not necessarily a handbook on lucid dreaming – telling you how to strengthen your perception in your dreams on a nightly basis. Books about that subject have already been written, as Pita references early on. Instead, Pita goes through her dreams one by one and attempts to disseminate their meaning, often with illuminating results.
Though the book has a religious emphasis in parts, the book doesn’t proselytize any one faith. Certainly, there’s a Catholic emphasis in the book, but one could take this as having a “spiritual” component to the lucid dreaming phenomenon, rather than saying this is an explicitly Catholic phenomenon. Pita is mostly looking through at lucid dreaming through the lens of her Catholic upbringing.
Typically, hearing about someone else’s dream can be a mundane experience. This isn’t a problem in Lucid Dreams, as Pita’s dreams have a more tangible reality than everyday dreams, as abstract as they sometimes can be. It’s as instructive as a how-to, which should help people look more deeply at their dreams. It’s one thing to learn how to lucid dream, it’s quite another to understand how to interpret the experience. Pita’s expertise could help lucid dreamers understand their own experiences with the phenomenon, and non-lucid dreamers could benefit from her interpretations as well. Overall, it’s an enlightening account, which treats dreams as a tangible and instructive world that exists alongside our own.
The First Amazon.com Reviews:
By Ryan Kain on July 24, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
By James M. Kroll on June 24, 2015
I believe this book to be a very unique and important contribution to the genres of lucid dreaming and spirituality in general. The phenomenon of recurrent “dream guides” and espousal can certainly be found in the literature. Both historic as well as contemporary. There are two aspects of this work however which are quite unique. First, Ms. Pita is an accomplished lucid dreamer. Many of the dreams documented here are lucid or semi-lucid. Her dream recall and reports are extraordinarily detailed and her frequent lucidity gives her an important edge in interacting with her dreamspace. But equally important is her life story and how this new phase of her life and insights unfolds. As an adult, she had moved away from her religious teachings, and like many of us was at times a victim of the range of wasteful negative emotions and behaviors that humans can experience. Yet she began to realize that her recurrent visits by one dream guide in particular were more than just an apparent manifestation of ones daily residue. But rather that this guide was nudging her, teaching her in a manner consistent with her religious teachings. It was not until she began to engage in some rigorous research that she was able to put logical meaning behind it. Meaning that led her to make some very powerful conclusions about who this visitor was.
Perhaps the most crucial thing I can offer on this work is the following. I was raised Catholic but am not personally “religious” in a traditional sense. But with that said, I believe these are a collection of very beautiful experiences. I believe Ms. Pita’s research to be quite illuminating. And I believe she is indeed experiencing first hand the wondrous nature of our reality. A reality that science is far from understanding or fully explaining. As someone who is also a frequent lucid dreamer, I do believe that when people are ready, our reality system is willing and capable of communicating with us via waking insights and dreams. I believe this to be very fundamental to realities design. And I do believe quite vigorously that there is a push and pull between physical and non-physical entities. Where they can teach us and our actions and learning feedback to spiritually nourish the reality system in general. But regardless of one’s personal reality model, I believe these experiences to be quite genuine, and beautiful and important.