The Lucid Dream Exchange, #24, Sleepwalkers, Review
September 1, 2002
Sleepwalkers: A Roadtrip for the Soul
by F. P. Dorchak (ISBN 0-75963-950-7)
Reviewed by Lucy Gillis
Did you ever wonder what happens to your dreams when you wake up? Do they simply end, or do they continue on, with a life of their own?
Sleepwalkers, by F. P. Dorchak, explores the idea that maybe, just
maybe, dreams are a lot more important, a lot more powerful than we
Main character, Daniel Grant suddenly finds himself without a job,
and at a loose end. For once he has nothing but time on his hands and
has a hard time adapting to his new situation. Without work to keep
him narrowly focused in one direction, he pays more attention to his
dreams, realizing that they can be very lifelike, so much so that he
sometimes has difficulty distinguishing between dreams and reality.
He goes deeper into his dream visions, and as he does so they get
more detailed and more revealing until he is finally jolted awake in
Along his journey he meets several characters who help guide him on
his way. Teenage Maggie-Leigh, Dream Daniel, Magic Man, and others
teach him about conscious dreaming, out of body travel, probable
realities, and probable versions of himself. He learns that all these
things and more are all interconnected with him and that it is
consciousness that creates not only his dreams, but his waking life
too. His entourage of dream acquaintances also help him to discover
that choices made in the dream state can and do affect waking life.
The lucid dream enthusiast will be delighted by this refreshing view
of how dreams can influence waking life, and will feel quite at home
with some of the exercises and advice given throughout the book, such
as repeatedly asking yourself "what am I conscious of in this moment?"
Sleepwalkers is a must read for anyone who has ever wondered about
the purpose of dreaming and the mysteries of consciousness.