In this episode I talk to Daniel Love, a life long lucid dreamer and lucid dreaming researcher. We discuss his perspectives on lucid dreaming, his 2013 book, his current kickstarter project The Lucid Dreamer’s Guide to the Cosmos and many other things.
- My interview on MeaningOfLife.tv with Nikita Petrov
- The Lucid Dreamer’s Guide to the Cosmos Kickstarter Project
- Daniel’s website – ExploringLucidDreams.com
- Daniel’s Twitter
- Are You Dreaming Book – On Amazon
- Cycle Adjustment Technique
- Anamnesis Short Film (series prologue)
- Anamnesis Series
- Podcast episode with Finite Films
- Dreams and the Ways to Direct Them: Practical Observations (free download)
- Support this podcast on Patreon (thank you!)
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Interesting interview. More information about Saint-Denys and his book are at the English section of my website http://www.carolusdenblanken.nl
Daniel speaks about the so-called lucid dream experts and Lucid Saga about all these lucid dreams books/sites nowadays. In my article ‘The Immortal, The Living Dead & the Dead’ (on my website) I call it ‘spiritual materialism’. The claims are never discussed.
After Saint-Denys the studying of dream processes, has come to a halt, and we are now confronted with a lot of books which repeat the same over and over again. And the same dream experts are telling their stories over and over again.
A lot of writers refer to Carlos Castaneda. However…the techniques Carlos describes are not back-upped by any scientific data. Another (Victor Spoormaker) got his doctoral thesis with a research on treating nightmares with lucid dreams. His subjects were students. Not one single criticism… I doubt if you can teach someone to learn lucid dreaming to tackle his nightmares.
In the nearly 35 years I occupy myself with lucid dreaming, I am inclined to say that this will never be for the mass. Lucid dreaming demands energy, dedication, discipline.
Hi! In the podcast you mention “VR nightmare re-creation”. I could not find information about this anywhere. Could you share sources?
I don’t remember what i mentioned in the episode but it might be this: http://www.theemotionmachine.com/treating-traumatic-nightmares-with-virtual-reality/
I’d wholeheartedly support this type of project that Daniel Love is planning to actualize. That would make things go forward, I’m sure. The discussion topics that are now spread into various forums and comment sections of individual youtube videos, could be collected. I’m in favor to get to know (thus collect) for example all those laws of physics that do not apply when lucid. Does any of the laws eventually hold? Can anything be done?
What I read about the project, Daniel mentions “The on-line content will coincide with the release of the first book and will continue to grow and develop with the series” – I wonder could there be a lucid dreaming wiki? A (sub-)wikipedia to which oneironauts could append and add topics, dreams, results of what they experimented dream by dream, for those various areas.. (this type of wiki would still need an orchestrator… someone who’s deep motivation is the highest possible quality and the information that is always factual).
One interesting area to explore would also be ethics and moral – I hope Daniel will include those categories as well! For example: can a dreamer deliberately hurt someone while being lucid? Why would he/she, if being fully lucid (=knowing you are hurting yourself!). Hurting someone lucidly (consciously) would not make sense to me. Why would you punch yourself? 😉
How about is there morality within the world of lucid dreams and if yes, how does it manifest? And: does it manifest differently from one dreamer to another or could there be morality and ethics that ultimately applies all humanity same way (Grand Unified Theory being: do not hurt someone if there is a way to avoid it? :-)).
May the exploration (of man’s relation to the kosmos) continue! Thanks Jay for interviewing Daniel about this project (all interviews have been brilliant and contents of the episodes most interesting and broad).