Gateway to the Inner Self

Lucid Dreaming and Living Lucidly

A four-week online workshop with support and guidance provided by Robert Waggoner, Gillian Thetford, and Ed Kellogg

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Lucid dreaming is a paradoxical state in which you know you are dreaming while you are dreaming. Like a personal virtual reality, lucid dreaming’s potential for creative play and joyous pleasures seems infinite. You can fly through space, have dinner with historical figures, cast spells like Harry Potter — all in the safety of your inner dreamscape.

And the potential of this unique state of consciousness goes far beyond simple, curious fun!

Lucid dreaming can be used for deep personal and spiritual growth — in fact, some forms of Buddhism see the practice as one of the six pathways to enlightenment. Proponents use lucid dreaming as a tool for inner knowledge and problem solving, to support the experiences of waking reality, to overcome emotional blocks, to direct healing intent to physical ailments, for rich personal creativity, to explore the Self, and so much more!

If YOU want to explore the possibilities, join us for:

Lucid Dreaming and Living Lucidly:
Gateway to the Inner Self

A four-week online workshop with support and guidance provided by
Robert Waggoner, Gillian Thetford, and Ed Kellogg
Workshop videos produced by our friends at GlideWing, and offered in partnership with IONS

This workshop speaks to all explorers of lucid dreaming – from the inexperienced beginner to those who have ventured far along the path. While giving you sound foundational materials, it offers insight far beyond lucid dreaming basics. This workshop is for the lucid dream explorer, the adventurers and the curious, who seeks to understand this fascinating state of being and to access a larger awareness of the consciousness for growth, insight and transformation.

Where Will Your Dreams Take You?

With the guidance of lucid dreaming experts with many decades of experience, this workshop will help you to:

  • Practice lucid dreaming incubation techniques in a supportive environment
  • Discover how to maintain and prolong your lucid dreams
  • Learn effective techniques for exploring and consciously relating to lucid dream symbols and energy
  • Resolve personal issues and blockages while aware in the subconscious
  • Lucidly access your own Inner Muse and wake with creative gifts
  • Experiment with the boundaries of your larger Self’s knowing
  • Incorporate mental techniques from lucid dreaming into your daily life to elevate creativity and confidence
  • Learn how to open pathways to inner information, whether dreaming, lucid dreaming or waking
  • Seek spiritual knowledge and insight by experimenting with time/space, esoteric ideas and spiritual practices while lucid dreaming
  • Realize the Oneness – the interconnected nature of consciousness

Additionally, you will explore how to utilize the lessons of lucidity and bring them into your waking, day-to-day life so that you can live more lucidly.  Learning how intent, expectation, beliefs and focus influence your lucid dreaming can give you liberating insights into how to use those same mental activities in your waking life. Similarly, bringing greater awareness into your waking life can naturally lead to greater lucid dreaming — and support you in consciously co-creating a richer, deeper, more fulfilling life.

Are you ready to awaken your dream life and enhance daily reality?

Your Facilitators

Author Robert Waggoner is the  past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD). For the past ten years, he has been the co-editor of the online magazine, The Lucid Dreaming Experience, the only ongoing publication devoted specifically to lucid dreaming. A lucid dreamer since 1975, he has logged more than 1,000 lucid dreams.

Lucid dreaming offers science a revolutionary psychological tool to experiment and investigate the deeper aspects of the dream state, consciousness and the mind. In 1975, Robert taught himself a simple technique to become consciously aware in dreams. Since that time, lucid dreaming has been proven by the pioneering research of Dr. Keith Hearne, University of Hull, and Dr. Stephen LaBerge at Stanford.

Robert’s first book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, shows how lucid dreamers can explore the subconscious and its knowing. With fascinating lucid dream examples, thought-provoking questions and exciting techniques, it has been hailed “a classic” by experienced lucid dreamers. His latest book, Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple: Tips and Techniques for Insight, Creativity and Personal Growth, written in collaboration with Carolina McCready, was called the “perfect book for beginners” by easy-lucid-dreaming.com.

Robert frequently speaks on lucid dreaming at national and international dream conferences, workshops and college classrooms, including Sonoma State University, Iowa State University, The University of Washington, The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Evergreen State College, and internationally at Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Robert has been interviewed by CNN, CBS News and ABC News (KABC – Los Angeles) about the practice of lucid dreaming. His comments have appeared in media as diverse as DETAILS, The Huffington Post, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Popular Science and Brides magazine. During 2009-2010, he had a regular Iowa Public Radio show, discussing dreams and lucid dreams.

The Lucid Dreaming Experience

The Lucid Dreaming Experience (LDE) is an independently published quarterly e-zine dedicated to educating and inspiring lucid dreamers everywhere. The magazine seeks to educate, inform and inspire lucid dreamers by exploring lucid dream techniques, sharing lucid dreams and discussing the potentials of lucid dreaming.

Through the lucid dream experiences of our readers, you will learn a lot about lucid dreaming — new challenges to try, techniques to prolong lucidity, ideas about the boundaries of lucid dreaming and more. Many of our readers find that reading about lucid dreams in the LDE (particularly at night before going to sleep) increases their likelihood of having lucid dreams!

Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple

Based on many decades of personal experience and some of the latest scientific research, Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple, seeks to introduce the beginner to the science and practice of lucid dreaming. Robert Waggoner, author of the acclaimed book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, has teamed up with a talented teacher and lucid dreamer based in London, Caroline McCready, to help you learn important lucid dreaming techniques to induce, maintain and explore this special state. Along the way, you will be treated to numerous examples of lucid dreams, and the various ‘lessons in lucidity’ that emerge from the authors’ decades of experience and observant eye.

Lucid dreaming offers you access to an inner platform to call forth creativity, promote healing, seek insight and personal transformation. In clear and thoughtful language, Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple shows you what you need to know in order to benefit from this extraordinary state. Moreover, you will learn how experienced lucid dreamers use this to accelerate spiritual growth, heal from past traumas and clear out mental debris which keeps you from your full potential.

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Ed Kellogg earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Duke University, did his postdoctoral work at U.C. Berkeley, where he later directed the program of the Air Ion Laboratory. He has authored over 100 papers in fields as diverse as the biochemistry of aging, bioelectricity, general semantics, lucid dreaming, parapsychology, voluntary controls, and the phenomenology of consciousness. He has published his scientific work in peer reviewed journals such as the J. Neurochemistry, the J. Biological Chemistry, the J. Gerontology, Nature, Photochemistry and Photobiology, Toxicology Letters, the J. Bioelectricity, and the International Journal of Biometeorology.

From 2002 to 2005 he created, organized, and hosted the International Association for the Study of Dreams online PsiberDreaming Conferences, and he currently serves on IASD’s Board of Directors.

An adept lucid dreamer, Ed has studied lucid dreaming and its applications for over 30 years from the “inside-out,” and has recorded and indexed well over 35,000 dreams, including hundreds of fully lucid dreams.

In respect to his own work, he writes: “I take a phenomenological approach to dreaming, in which I try to explore and to describe dreaming experience with a minimum of presuppositions as to its nature.” Ed has done pioneering work in the areas of lucid dream healing, mutual dreaming, psychopompic dreaming, psi-dreaming, and the lucidity continuum, much of which Robert Waggoner featured in his groundbreaking book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self.

A frequent contributor to The Lucid Dream Experience, Ed has made most of his work freely available online on his academia.edu webpage. In 2016 he also contributed a chapter on “Out-of-Body Experiences and Lucid Dreams: A Phenomenological Approach,” in the book Consciousness Beyond the Body: Evidence and Reflections, edited by Alex Defoe.

For more information about Ed’s background and uniquely phenomenological approach to lucid dreaming, check out Robert Waggoner’s LDE interview with him, “DreamSpeak: An Interview With Ed Kellogg, Ph.D.”

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Gillian Thetford’s lucid dreaming adventure began in March of 2016 with a vivid and spontaneous lucid dream that inspired her to learn everything she could about the lucid state. After reading the scientific research and personal accounts of lucid dreaming as a treatment for anxiety disorders, she focused her lucid dreaming practice on her own healing from panic attacks. She experienced firsthand the powerful healing one can achieve by working with the lucid state, and has since focused her lucid dreams on all aspects of psychological and emotional growth.

She is a graduate of The Evergreen State College where she majored in Lucid Dreaming and Consciousness Studies. For her undergraduate culminating project, she designed and taught a series of beginning lucid dreaming workshops and spoke at the Unity Church of Olympia about lucid dreaming’s potential for personal and spiritual development.

She has experienced over 100 lucid dreams and dedicates her time to educating others about how they can benefit from this incredible deep state of conscious awareness.

 

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Dream your way to insight and transformation...

Workshop Format

  • Four-week Intensive Online Workshop — learn and practice from the comfort of your own home
  • Practical instruction presented via streamed video (no set class times; view presentations as often as you like for the duration of the workshop)
  • Online forum discussion for participants to share their experiences and questions with other registrants; workshop instructors Robert Waggoner, Gillian Thetford, and Ed Kellogg will be actively participating in the forum discussions and posting supplemental materials.
  • Four special live webinar sessions to dive into participant questions (recorded for those who cannot attend live)
  • Downloadable guided audio exercises for your practice — your to keep!

System Requirements

Broadband Internet access is essential to view the streamed video content.

Join the Live Sessions from Anywhere in the World via Zoom

  • Use your smartphone, tablet, or computer to access the Zoom session online
  • You’ll need internet access with broadband wired or 3G or 4G/LTE wireless

These live sessions will be recorded for workshop registrants who cannot attend the session and are viewable for the duration of the workshop.

Schedule

WINTER COHORT 2021

The workshop will officially begin on February 19, 2021, when the first teaching session will become available for your review and practice.

The videos in the teaching sessions have been pre-recorded for this workshop, and so you do not need to be online at any particular time. Instead, you can participate and practice according to your own schedule, when it is convenient for you.

Doors Open

To help you get started, the “doors” will open on the workshop website for introductions and orientation on February 17, 2021. We recommend that you log in to the course site to get familiar with the environment and resources, to view the preparatory videos, and to introduce yourself to your fellow participants who will be attending this course with you from around the world.

Self-paced Study:

Session 1 opens – Friday, February 19

Session 2 opens – Monday, February 22

Session 3 opens – Friday, February 26

Session 4 opens – Monday, March 1

Session 5 opens – Friday, March 5

Session 6 opens – Monday, March 8

Session 7 opens – Friday, March 12

Session 8 opens – Monday, March 15

Live Interactive Q&A Sessions via Zoom:

Thursday, February 25, 11am PST

Thursday, March 4, 11am PST

Thursday, March 11, 11am PST

Thursday March 18, 11am PDT (note time change due to Daylight Savings)

Online Forum

Friday, February 19 – Friday, March 19

Workshop Ends

The workshop officially ends on Friday, March 19. For review purposes, workshop files will continue to be viewable until Friday, April 2.

Participate in the IONS Discovery Lab

Further Our Collective Understanding of Transformation!

As a participant in this workshop you will have the unique opportunity to participate in the IONS Discovery Lab, the largest study ever conducted on how transformative practices and experiences influence  well-being and extended human capacities.

This pioneering study, consisting of online surveys taken prior to and following completion of your workshop, offers you a chance to help answer some of the most important research questions on the frontiers of consciousness.

Participation in this research is voluntary, and not required as part of online workshop enrollment. Individual results will not be released — your participation will help accelerate humanity’s potential for transformation.

May your dreams bring awareness to your waking life!

Thank you to our partner GlideWing for producing the videos for this workshop.

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