In this episode I interview Jayne Gackenbach who is a researcher and author of several books about lucid dreams and videos games. We discuss the intersection of videos games, dreams, nightmares, lucidity and how they are connected.
In this episode I discuss the recent lucid dreaming device showing up on crowdfunding campaigns plus an interview with Craig Weiss, the Founder of CEO of Aladdin Dreamer, a company making a brain stimulation lucid dreaming device.
A little over a month ago a lovely woman wrote to me to tell me she listens to the podcast and finds it inspiring. I get those emails from time to time and I love getting them, it’s a big part of why I’m doing the podcast. Some emails are just the “I simply had write in and to tell you how much I enjoy the podcast”, some are that plus a question or a comment about lucid dreams, and every so often I get the “hey, I wanted to let you know about my new site/blog/book/fill_in_the_blank about lucid dreaming, what do you think?”.
In this episode I talk to Mike Lamberti, an avid lucid dreamer, an internet friend, and the new writer on lucidsage.com. We discuss techniques, sleep labs, the snooze button, learning your dream landscape, and mediation for lucidity.
Ready for some lucid dreaming heresy? I don’t like Galantamine. It’s not that I doubt that it increases the chances of becoming lucid, I’ve had considerable success with it and scientific explanations as to how it functions are robust and plausible. It’s just a poor fit for me. I have a hard time falling back asleep after taking it, and the odd sensation of cats jumping on my mattress that it can produce certainly doesn’t help. read more…
In this episode I interview Kelly Bulkeley, a dream researcher, author, and creator of the Sleep and Dream Database (SDDb). We discuss dream journals, dream analysis, dreams in cultures, the experience realism of in dreams and more.
- Kelly Bulkeley’s Website and Twitter.
- Palo Alto Dream Tech Panel with Kelly and Jennifer video
- Kelly’s Sleep and Dream Database (SDDb)
- Event on Feb 3rd: Consciousness Hacking San Diego – Dream Hacking
- Event on Feb 7th: Consciousness Hacking Santa Barbara – Lucid Dreaming
- Event starting Feb 10th: Jennifer Dumpert’s Evolver Learning Lab Course – Liminal Dreaming
In this episode I interview philosopher Evan Thompson, who is a Professor of Philosophy at University of British Columbia, mainly in the fields of cognitive science, philosophy of mind and Phenomenology. He is the author of the book Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy. We discuss a wide range of topics, the aspects of consciousness in sleep and lucid dreaming, various scientific studies, meditation as well as get into some geeky philosophical pondering on dreams and the nature of the sense of self.
- Evan Thompson’s Website, Twitter and Facebook
- Waking, Dreaming, Being
- Sleeping, Dreaming and Dying by The Dalai Lama
- Evan’s article on the difference Lucid Dreaming and Dreaming about Dreaming
- Evan’s article on whether consciousness is consciousness or fragmented
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- Audiobook recommendation: A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Mastering the Art of Oneironautics
After I started the podcast, Mike was the first listener to ever reach out and comment with thoughts about the show and about his own practice.Unlike many, he never had spontaneous lucid dreams growing up, but he picked up the skill fairly quickly after diving head first into it in October 2013. read more…
Benjamin Baird is a postdoctoral researcher in neuroscience and cognitive science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On November 21, 2015, while I was staying at the sleep center attempting to have a lucid dream under his care and supervision, he kindly agreed to record an interview with me about his interest and work in lucid dreaming.