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The Inception Movie and Dreams: 5 Things I Really Liked About This Film

26 Jul

SO I’m thrilled to say I saw INCEPTION tonight for my 30th birthday at IMAX. Verdict? It was pretty awesome. In fact, I’d say this is the best film that’s come along that is specifically about dreams and the architecture of the dreaming mind since Vanilla Sky was released in 2001. Instead of a movie […]

Dream #8: The Exorcist

12 Jul

Art by Ben | Copyright 2010 | Dreaming Life

Lots of people have their personal nightmare; you know, the one that re-occurs overs the years, the one that horrifies them to the core, even if sometimes it doesn’t seem very scary when talking about it. Mine is something most people are familiar with: the 1970’s horror film, The Exorcist. When I was 10 years […]

LSD, the Dreammachine, and Aging Hippies in India : 3 New Documentaries from Alive Media Coming Out This Summer

6 Aug

Er, I meant to post this last month – it’s pretty neat, check it out: Alive Mind Media is releasing 3 films this summer, dubbing the release “The Trippy Trilogy – Alive Mind’s Altered Consciousness Collection”. Flicker DVD release Date: July 15 Documentary on the 1961 invention of Brion Gysin’s “Dreammachine”, described as “a hypnotic […]

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 […]

Dreaming While Awake: Thoughts on the film Waking Life

5 Nov

My thoughts after seeing Waking Life: “Holy shit – this movie really is all about lucid dreaming!” “What the fuck was that guy talking about?” “This is really awesome and yet sometimes really boring.” “This guy talking about how turning on or off a light in a dream and how it won’t work – I […]

Entheogen – Awakening the Divine Within – An Interview with Director Rod Mann

6 Sep

Please tell us about you film Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within. What’s it about and why did you decide to make it? The film Entheo:genesis is about discovering the ways in which we participate with the dance and flow of life— and how to maintain that flow. The film also gives us context from our […]

Trailer for Entheogen : Awakening the Divine Within (interview later this week!)

4 Sep

Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within

Below is a 9 minute trailer video for the film ENTHEOGEN: Awakening the Divine Within. I’ll be posting an interview with director Rod Mann later this week! Official description: “Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within is a feature length documentary which invites the viewer to rediscover an enchanted cosmos in the modern world by awakening to […]

The Death of Lucid Dreaming

26 Jul

Will virtual reality mean the death of lucid dreaming? Recently I saw the movie eXistenZ by David Cronenburg. It’s about a fully-encompassing virtual reality game, where of course, something screwy happens and you begin to question what’s real and what’s not. To play, you have to surgically install a “bio-port” at the base of the […]

Dreams, Film, and David Lynch

15 May

Watching films like Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive is like entering into someone else’s dream. Just like a dream, every scene carries an intangible sense of meaning to it while it is happening. Yet once it’s over there’s a disconnect to what was before and what is next; how this leads to that, how this […]