It has been said that as we dive into the world of lucid dreaming as adults, we are not in fact exploring uncharted territory, but rather, many of us are rediscovering a forgotten childhood treasure. Indeed, studies have suggested that lucidity is a very common occurrence in childhood dreams.
I fell in love with conscious dreaming as a first year university student. While I’m so grateful to have the gift of lucidity for the rest of my life, I often wonder how different my childhood might have been, had my parents taught me about the wonders of lucidity at a young age. What adventures might I have enjoyed? What nightmares could I have conquered?
The Cupboard of Fear by UK author Stewart Bell, provides the perfect way for parents to give the gift of lucidity to their children, through a wonderfully illustrated true story. The Cupboard of Fear is the story of 6-year-old Stewart, who overcomes his nightmares by becoming aware during his dreams, and makes for an inspiring bedtime read.
The book opens with a foreword by acclaimed author Robert Waggoner, and ends with a short guide to inducing lucid dreams, covering reality checks, dreamsigns and keeping a dream journal (which might also serve as useful reminders for parents!).
I highly recommend the book for young and old dream explorers alike, and look forward to seeing the future projects of its creative author!
You can learn more about The Cupboard of Fear on Stewart Bell’s website.
Stewart Bell is a composer, keys player & lucid dream teacher based in Scotland. He hopes to be able to use the storybook in special workshops with the purpose of introducing children to the world of lucid dreaming.