Author, activist and spiritual teacher Thorn Coyle talks about her latest book: Make Magic of Your Life: Passion, Purpose and the Power of Desire. We talk about spiritual practice, life force energy, and the art of manifestation.
Roger Gottlieb is a professor of philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and author most recently of the excellent Spirituality: What It Is and Why It Matters. In this interview we talk about karma, compassion, anger and other strong emotions, and why so many people identify as “spiritual, not religious.”
Kelly Bulkeley, past president of IASD and highly respected dream researcher, recently published a wonderful book titled Children’s Dreams: Understanding the Most Memorable Dreams and Nightmares of Childhood. We discussed Carl Jung, nightmares as initiatory experiences, parental worries, and how childhood dreams shape our adulthood.
Dr. Christopher Sowton teaches homeopathy at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. I spoke with him about his book The Dreamworking Manual: A Guide to Using Dreams in Health Care, and how health care professionals can make the best use of the dreams of their patients.
I caught up with author and influential thinker Howard Rheingold, to talk about his latest book Net Smart: How to Thrive Online. If you have ever wondered what the internet has to do with expanded consciousness, or are wondering why developing better online habits is similar to lucid dreaming, watch our 15 minute interview to find out.
Howard is an influential thinker and pioneer in online learning. His long and storied career includes much research and experimentation with lucid dreaming, and he is co-author with Stephen LaBerge of the 1991 classic Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming.
In preparation for the upcoming Gateways of the Mind Conference in London Nov. 3–4, I hosted a special edition of Dream Talk Radio this morning. My guests were Sergio Magaña, Graham Nicholls, Charlie Morley, Dr. Michael Katz, Rory MacSweeney and Davyd Farrell.
Watch the video here, and see below for topics covered in our conversation.
Ryan Hurd is great fun to talk to because he is so knowledgeable about dreaming. I recommend his books to my clients all the time, and we have discussed sleep paralysis and otherworldly dream visitors on the air before. But when he came out with his new Lucid Immersion Blueprint, I decided to step it up and try a video interview this time.
We cover a lot of ground in this talk, and here are some highlights you won’t want to miss: Read on…
Everyone dreams, and everyone has nightmares. Children and adolescents tend to have more nightmares than adults, but they can strike at any time, leaving us wide awake in the middle of the night, heart pounding in fear.
When I wrote my book on nightmares, What To Do When Dreams Go Bad, I included in it a “nightmare survival kit”: a list of several things you can do beginning at the moment you wake from a nightmare, to soothe your nervous system as well as your fears. Nightmares carry many different meanings, and working with them intentionally and creatively can lead to life-changing insights.
In this short video, I go through the steps listed in my book for how to respond to nightmares, and getting the most out of what they have to tell us.
Like a very slow-moving clock, I aspire to create quarterly email newsletters but somehow only manage to get out two per year. Still, that does not deter me from calling them Quarterly Newsletters! Aim high, as I always tell my kids.
Earlier today I sent out my Fall Newsletter, available to read here. Highlighted in the email is news of my upcoming workshop in Portland, OR from Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. Dreams and Eros takes on the forbidden subject of, well, dreams and eros—not in the sense of romantic love, but in the original Greek meaning of the word:
“The original Eros expresses a new thrust in the universe: …from out of Earth there springs what she contains within her own depths. What Earth delivers and reveals is precisely the thing that had dwelled darkly within her.” —Jean-Pierre Vernant, The Universe, the Gods, and Men: Ancient Greek Myths
Erotic dreams often break taboos and feature shockingly graphic imagery that we find it hard to bear, much less share. Yet in dream language these images of creation, destruction, and sexual union hold powerful energies that can help us overcome huge obstacles and transition into new phases of life. Our intent in this workshop is to create a safe space for engaging in this process with our own dreams. It should be a transformational weekend, and those who sign up before Sept. 12 receive a 20% discount.
Other highlights from the newsletter include mention of my two latest Dream Talk Radio podcasts. First up is a great conversation with authors Kelly Bulkeley and Bernard Welt about their new book Dreaming in the Classroom: Practices, Methods, and Resources in Dream Education. I highly recommend the book for educators at every level.
You can read the complete newsletter here, and even join my mailing list if you want. I do send out informative newsletters a couple times a year—and who knows, maybe sometime I’ll actually achieve a quarterly schedule.