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Dream #6: Dreams of Being Other People

10 Jul

Untitled Art by Ben | Copyright 2010 | Dreaming Life

Having a dream where you are simultaneous you but also someone else is such a strange yet common occurrence. Here is a short dream I had where I was someone else not just once but twice, in the same dream. The first person I barely knew, he was  someone who helped spearhead some events I […]

Dream #3: A Dream of Astral Traveling

7 Jul

Photo by Ben

Whenever I have a dream where I experience a small level of conscious awareness (or lucidity, if you will), and am able to think about the fact that I’m dreaming and do a few interesting things – often consisting of marveling at my hands and putting them through objects – when I wake up, I […]

Becoming a Minimalist: Thoughts on Owning Less and Living More

4 Jul

Part I: “The Things You Own, Ending Up Owning You.” While I don’t even own all that much stuff already, I feel there’s always room for improvement to own less. 🙂 Actually, the truth is, I’ve been reading about people doing things like owning 100 things or less and while I was recently traveling in […]

Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self – 3 Questions for author Robert Waggoner

27 Jan

Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self by Robert Waggoner

  Something funny happens when I read books on lucid dreaming: I have more lucid dreams. It wasn’t but a day or two into reading Robert Waggoners new book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self , that I found myself experiencing more lucidity in my dreams. (And hey – not a problem. I will […]

Floatation Tank Experience Report – My First Time in an Isolation Tank / Sensory Deprivation Tank

26 Aug

Shortly after reading Lilly’s book, I discovered that someone in my own town has a floatation tank in their home which they rent out to curious folks like myself, in 90 minute sessions. I’ve just gotten out about 90 minutes ago. Here is my report of that session. I get inside the tank and shut […]

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 […]

Interesting quote from Richard Bach

17 Jun

nature by Wiberg

  In discussing a new found ability to rememeber his dreams after writing them down, Richard Bach, author of Illusions and Jonathan Livingston Seagull, writes in A Gift of Wings: It wasn’t much later that I noticed that my days were dreams themselves, and just as deeply forgotten. When I couldn’t remember what happened last […]

Panel Discussion: Will we ever have a magic pill for lucid dreaming? (Plus the potential of DMT.)

11 Dec

untitled by Aussiegall

  The Panel Discussion is a new feature I would like to do every month. The idea is to throw out an interesting question to a group of people (some of the most interesting and intelligent people I know) and post the response for everyone to see. The question is then open to everyone reading […]

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 […]

The Top 8 Movies on Dreams, Lucid Dreaming, and Assorted Mind-Weirdness

10 Nov

The Island by balt-arts

In keeping with this weeks earlier posts on movies, I decided to list all the good dream and lucid dream themed films out there! If you are interested in dreams, I think you’ll find these movies worth watching. Let me know what you think! You might notice some of these movies bleed into other mind-related […]

What happens when you combine mindblowing psychedelics with a sensory deprivation tank? A look at the film ALTERED STATES.

7 Nov

Official ALTERED STATES movie trailer: Plot Summary: A scientist takes drugs inside a sensory deprivation chamber, has crazy intense psychedelic trips, then genetically regresses into a primordial pre-human, ultimately regressing into the void of existence itself. The story revolves around a young scientist named Eddie Jessup, whose interest in his work overshadows everything else, including […]