Now retired, Philip King was Professor of Quantitative Methods and Psychology at Hawaii Pacific University.
Kelly Bulkeley is Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union. He has written and edited many books, including The Wilderness of Dreams: Exploring the Religious Meanings of Dreams in Modern Western Culture; Visions of the Night: Dreams, Religion, and Psychology; and Among All These Dreamers: Essays on Dreaming and Modern Society, all published by SUNY Press.
Bernard Welt is Professor of Arts and Humanities at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and the author of Mythomania: Fantasies, Fables, and Sheer Lies in Contemporary American Popular Art.
Topics covered include the neuroscience of lucid dreaming, clinical uses of lucid dreaming in treating trauma, the secret history of lucid dreaming in English philosophy, and spiritual practices of lucid dreaming in Islam, Buddhism, and shamanic traditions. The work also addresses lucid dreaming in movies including The Matrix and literature such as the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien and explains how modern video gaming enhances lucidity. This set serves as an ideal text and reference work for school libraries and academic courses in anthropology, psychology, religious studies, and cognitive science as well as for graduate-level study in holistic education—an increasingly popular specialization.