A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO LUCID DREAMING, AND THE ART OF LIVING LUCIDLY — March 30 to April 28, 2019 – Taught by Robert Waggoner, Ed Kellogg and Gillian Thetford
Throughout history, experienced lucid dreamers have used lucid dreaming as an expressway into greater spiritual development, realizing the nature of consciousness and the inter-connected knowing that Carl Jung theorized as the collective unconscious. Some, like the Indian Buddhist yogi, Naropa, have suggested that the main technique of dream yoga, lucid dreaming, offers serious students one of the six pathways to enlightenment.
On the surface, lucid dreaming seems simple, curious and fun – a paradoxical state in which you know you are dreaming, while you are dreaming. There, you can fly through space, create fire breathing dragons or magical unicorns, and cast spells like Harry Potter, all in the safety of your subconscious mind. Lucid dreaming’s potential for creative play and joyous pleasures seems infinite.
Scientifically validated for thirty years, recent neuroscientists have deemed lucid dreaming a “hybrid state of consciousness” since the dreaming brain and portions of the waking/conscious brain show simultaneous activation. In other words, when you are lucid dreaming, your conscious mind and your subconscious mind join in a shared creative collaboration, or a unique, hybrid state of consciousness.
This workshop reaches out to all explorers of lucid dreaming – from the inexperienced beginner to those who have ventured far along the path. Over the course of a month, this workshop will take you much deeper than the lucid dreaming basics. In this workshop, you will learn how experienced lucid dreamers use this state to access personal creativity, inner knowledge and spiritual wisdom. You will see how others have used lucid dreaming to overcome emotional blocks, direct healing intent to physical ailments, and explore the Self.
Moreover, you will explore how to utilize the lessons of lucidity and bring them into your waking, day-to-day life so that you can live more lucidly. Naturally, bringing greater awareness into your waking life can lead to greater lucid dreaming. Similarly, learning how intent, expectation, beliefs and focus influence your lucid dreaming can give you liberating insights into how to use those same mental activities in your waking life – and consciously co-create a richer, deeper, more fulfilling life.
Our workshop instructor, Robert Waggoner, Past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, wrote the highly-acclaimed book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, and more recently, Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple (co-authored with Caroline McCready). Robert Waggoner frequently speaks at global conferences, universities and on radio talk shows about the subject of dreams and lucid dreaming. Robert successfully taught himself how to lucid dream in 1975, and since then, has logged more than one thousand lucid dreams.
We are pleased to welcome Gillian Thetford, who will be joining Robert Waggoner in presenting the Lucid Dreaming and Living Lucidly workshop! Gillian Thetford’s lucid dreaming adventure began in March of 2016 when she had a spontaneous lucid dream that was so vivid and powerful that when she awoke, she decided to learn everything she could about the lucid state. After reading the scientific research and personal accounts of l ucid dreaming as a treatment for Anxiety disorders, she focused her lucid dreaming practice on her own healing from panic attacks. She felt firsthand the powerful healing one can achieve by working with the lucid state, and she has since focused her lucid dreams on all aspects of psychological and emotional growth.
She is a graduate of The Evergreen State College where she majored in Lucid Dreaming and Consciousness Studies. For her undergraduate culminating project, she designed and taught a series of beginning lucid dreaming workshops and spoke at the Unity Church of Olympia about lucid dreaming’s potential for personal and spiritual development.
She has experienced over 100 lucid dreams and dedicates her time to educating others about how they can benefit from this incredibly deep state of conscious awareness.
Ed Kellogg earned his Ph.D. from Duke University, and has published papers in fields ranging from the biochemistry of aging to the phenomenology of consciousness. An adept lucid dreamer, Ed has studied lucid dreaming and its applications for over 30 years from the “inside-out,” and as discussed by Robert in his groundbreaking Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, has done pioneering work in the areas of lucid dream healing, mutual dreaming, psychopompic dreaming, psi-dreaming, and the lucidity continuum.
Why attend a Lucid Dreaming – Living Lucidly Workshop?
- Practice lucid dreaming incubation techniques in a supportive environment
- Discover how to maintain and prolong your lucid dreams
- Learn effective techniques for moving within and manipulating a lucid dream
- Resolve personal issues and blockages while aware in the subconscious
- Lucidly access your own Inner Muse and wake with creative gifts
- Experiment with the boundaries of your larger Self’s knowing
- Incorporate mental techniques from lucid dreaming into your daily life to elevate creativity and confidence
- Learn how to open pathways to inner information, whether dreaming, lucid dreaming or waking
- Seek spiritual knowledge and insight by experimenting with time/space, esoteric ideas and spiritual practices while lucid dreaming
- Realize the Oneness – the inter-connected nature of consciousness
- Four-week Intensive Online Workshop
- Personal support and individual advice from Robert Waggoner
- Practical Instruction presented with streaming video – no set class times
- View presentations as often as necessary
- Downloadable guided audio exercises for your practice
- Learn and practice from the comfort of your own home
Time-Zone Friendly: There are no set class times. Participants from all over the world can attend. Audio/Visual material is pre-recorded and streamed. You can replay the workshop instructional sessions as often as you need for the duration of the workshop.
System Requirements: Broadband Internet access is essential due to the streamed video content. We recommend the Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers for use with our course web sites. GlideWing Workshop Videos are compatible with all desktop, notebook and mobile devices including Apple and Android tablets and smartphones.