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Free 58 page preview of new Lucid Dreaming book!

22 Jan

On Tuesday I’ll be posting a quick interview with the author of a great new book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, by Robert Waggoner. In the meantime, Robert was kind enough to allow me to share a free preview of his book, in PDF format, giving out 3 chapters for anyone who is […]

Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, a new book by IASD President Robert Waggoner

10 Dec

Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self by Robert Waggoner

  It’s rare that a book comes out these days that advances the discussion and understanding of Lucid Dreaming, but this is what Robert Waggoner has accomplished with his new book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self . The official description reads… Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self is the account of an […]

Isolation Tanks and the Potential For Lucid, Trippy, Self Transformative Experiences

20 Aug

I’ve been fascinated with the thought of floating around in an isolation tank ever since I first saw the film Altered States ten years ago. Um – what is an isolation tank, you ask? “An isolation tank is a lightless, soundproof tank in which subjects float in salty water at skin temperature. They were first […]

A Book Review of Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna

14 Aug

Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna

  The Food of the Gods, by Terence McKenna, is the story of humanities relationship with different plants and how these relationships effect and reflect our cultural values. By the last page, the book has taken a somewhat discontinuous step into a different territory, with McKenna penning a manifesto of sorts on the integration of psychoactives into […]

One of the Best Books On Lucid Dreaming… (that you’ve probably never heard of)

12 Nov

Control Your Dreams takes in a much wider scope than, say, the wonderful books on lucid dreaming written by Stephen LaBerge. Authors Jayne Gackenbach and Jane Bosveld tackle lucid dreaming at many, many different angles. While they explore the basic concepts of dreaming, what dreams are, interpretation, and techniques for working with your dreams on […]

Part I: A Psychonaut’s Guide to the Invisible Landscape: Joining the Hive Mind, Seeing Your Dreams, Crushing the Ego and… Meeting the Dead?

14 Jun

In A Psychonaut’s Guide to the Invisible Landscape: The Topography of the Psychedelic Experience, author Dan Carpenter makes many startling claims based on his experiences with the dissociative psychedelic DXM. (Yep, dextromethorphan – the stuff of cough syrup!) He’s not simply having a subjective journey inside his mind; DXM actually takes him to an objective […]

Part II: A Psychonaut’s Guide to the Invisible Landscape: Can We Trust Our Own Experiences?

14 Jun

A Psychonaut’s Guide to the Invisible Landscape

  All the questions brought up in this book answer to a bigger question, perhaps the biggest question of all: Can we trust our own subjective experiences? This innocent-sounding question is one of enormous implication. At times when I read his words I thought to myself that if I accept what he says, than by […]

Part III: A Psychonaut’s Guide to the Invisible Landscape: Parting Words, Parting Sorrows

14 Jun

A Psychonaut’s Guide to the Invisible Landscape

  The book is at its best when, instead of merely being a log of his trips, the author expounds on their philosophical and spiritual implications. In other words, What does it all mean? While he does get into this a bit, occasionally using quantum physics to help makes sense of the experience, unfortunately this […]

Rob Bryanton, author of Imagining the 10th Dimension, visits Dreaming Life!

1 May

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding a new book out there called Imagining The 10th Dimension. Singer / songwriter, thinker, philosopher and amateur scientist (although he insists he’s not a scientist!) has pieced together a means of actually explaining a way to understand the idea of not just 4 or 5 dimensions, but 10. (10 […]

Imagining the Tenth Dimension – Animation Part 1

1 May

This is part one of a 10 minute animation produced by Rob Bryanton that outlines how to Imagine the Tenth Dimension. This animation accompanies his book of the same name. Click anywhere on the image below to start this clip. Click here for Part Two of this clip. Click here for interview index page.

Imagining the Tenth Dimension – Animated Video Clip Part 2

1 May

This is part two of a 10 minute animation produced by Rob Bryanton that outlines how to Imagine the Tenth Dimension. This animation accompanies his book of the same name. Click anywhere on the image below to start this clip. Click here for Part One of this clip. Click here for interview index page.

Part 1 : An Interview with Rob Bryanton of Imagining the 10th Dimension – the book and the animation

1 May

Can you give us a little background into how you wrote this book and came up with the ideas presented within its pages? Is it possible to give us a summary of your main ideas? The basic idea is something I started to believe as a child – that the other realities that could have […]