PANEL DISCUSSION hosted by The Explorers CLUB
What do we know of Mind?
Sarah Janes of the Explorers Club brings together some very fine minds and academic researchers to discuss the Past, Present & Future of Mind. How do our thought worlds come into being? How has our consciousness evolved over time? What can we do to optimise our cerebral connections with one another and the planet?
With the exploding Psychedelic Renaissance in the scientific community, a widespread re-invigoration of ancient spiritual technologies, transhumanism, bio-hacking, VR, nootropics, longevity cults and the uncharted terrain of artificial intelligence - reality has never been more flexible. What impact does this have on our mental faculties, our memory, our sense of belonging and our perception of time and space?
he phenomenon of lucid dreaming - where the sleeper is aware that they are dreaming and can often take control over their dream - can be traced back to the ancient Athens and the early Buddhists. A natural form of virtual reality, lucid dreaming allows you to explore the boundaries of your own being and the limits of the universe.
Sarah Janes has a particular interest in the dream incubation techniques used in the sleep temples of ancient Greece and a guided dream incubation session will form part of this experience. Drawing inspiration from Orphic Mystery initiations and the Victorian splendour of our venue, 'dream as death practice' will be our theme. Participants are advised to bring their own yoga mats, blankets and pillows.
Tickets £20. Please visit http://londonmonthofthedead.com/darkradiance.html
Sarah Janes is a lucid dreaming expert who has been lucid dreaming since early childhood. She's an independent researcher who has written on the subject for The Idler, The Bohemian, The Journal of Paranthropology and Ancient Origins and is writing a book about ancient dream incubation practices in Greece. SJ is also developing lucid dream inspired Virtual Reality experiences and curating events and workshops on the subject.
A 2-day event of future-tech and philosophy, curated by The Cyberdelic Society and Explorers Club.
An experiential showcase of emerging talents and ideas in the realm of cybernetic futures and philosophical visions.
By leveraging the use of immersive technologies, combined with a scientific approach toward the creation of Cyberdelics,
We aim to inspire developers, artists, scientists, techno enthusiasts, and psychonauts to collectively unite to build this new paradigm.
In collaboration with author Anthony Peake, Dr. David Luke, Carl H. Smith and the inventors of the Lucia Light - Dr Engelbert Winkler and Dr. Dirk Proeckl - Reviving Plato’s Cave offer a cthonic initiation ritual utilising cutting edge technology and new ideas of consciousness.
The Seventh Ray experience is a response to a fascination with the initiation techniques of Mystery Schools - I see a parallel here with experiences of the dream state in which a death rehearsal, adventure in the dark, radiant underworld offer a subsequent enrichment to real life. Do these mysterious practices around the ancient world have a potential application in modern entertainment/therapy? In the digital prison we have created, can technology now open a way to escape a society pathologically distracted by its own reflection?
Email Mat at Mount Analogue for booking information: firstname.lastname@example.org
LUCID DREAM KITS - NOW AVAILABLE.
All kits come in a handmade fabric pouch and contain:
* THE MYSTERIES SLEEP TEMPLE OIL - a recipe inspired by dream incubation spells from the Greek Magical Papyri. The blend includes blue chamomile, thyme (reduces snoring), lavender, lemon verbena and frankincense.
* CHAGA MUSHROOM POWDER - for making tea. Chaga grows on birch trees in the cold forests of the northern hemisphere. A common folk remedy for almost everything in Russia, Finland and parts of Eastern Europe. Chaga is an adaptogen and has been proven to stimulate the endocrine system and help you produce melatonin and serotonin Chaga is a natural anti-depressant and sleep-aid.
* FRANKINCENSE - A fumigation of frankincense is often mentioned in Greek dream incubation rituals, where it is used to invoke the goddess Mnemosyne - personification of Memory. Kit also contains charcoal for burning the resin.
£20 includes P+P / Paypal: email@example.com
LIGHT, BREATH & DREAMS
A two-day taster workshop and Q & A at the Cube exploring the power of light, breath and dreams to alter consciousness, perception and to boost health, clarity and wellbeing.
Using the Lucia No. 3 lamp - a hypnagogic light-device used in psychotherapeutic practices all over the world, ‘heliotropic’ breath-work and ancient Greek techniques for ‘dream incubation’.
This is a rare opportunity to attend a very unusual weekend workshop facilitated by the Austrian inventors of the Lucia No. 3 - Dr Engelbert Winkler and Dr. Dirk Proeckl.
THE LUCIA LIGHT
About the Lucia N°03 Light Experience
As humans, we are beings of light, and all of our cells communicate through light (this is just being confirmed now by molecular biologists in the field of bio-photonics).
The wide-spectrum solid and flickering light enters the body through the closed eyes, travels into the central brain (where the pineal gland is located) and continues through the whole body.
Thus the Lucia N°03 activates the whole cellular and energetic light system, sending energetic light waves that clear blocks, release pent up emotions and traumas and also release any other stagnant energy. This is why the Lucia N°03 light experience is great for energy workers and empaths, it helps you release what is not yours that you may have picked up on the way.
While this is happening on the physical, emotional, etheric and energetic planes, the Lucia N°03 light experience for the light traveler is an immersion into a world of colors, patterns, shapes, deep meditation, journeys, memories, lucid dreams, astral travels, etc.
"The Lucia N°03 is probably the most powerful meditation technique I've tried. It's a technology that removes us from the constant noise of modern technologies and brings us deeper into our inner selves, with effects that are real and lasting. I'm a big fan."
- James Nestor, award-winning author of the book Deep
Dr. Dirk Proeckl is a neurologist and psychologist with his own medical practice in Wörgl, Tyrol, Austria. He focuses on the interaction between the psyche and the nervous system and has studied psychosomatic rehabilitation of migraines, the distribution of neurotransmitters within the central nervous system, and the epileptic potentials in the electroencephalogram. He works with Lucia N°03 in his own practice, monitoring the nervous system before and after Lucia light sessions. He recommends that clients have at least 5 Lucia sessions to help reprogram their nervous system.
Dr. Engelbert Winkler is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, and legal consultant for children and youth with his own practice in Wörgl, Tirol, Austria. He studied philosophy, pediatrics and psychology in Innsbruck, and completed further studies in existential analysis, hypnotherapy and other disciplines. In 1994 he founded a family counseling institute named Kooperative Familienberatung and is particularly interested in the neuronal basis and effects of Near Death Experience as well as the development of new uses of the Hypnagogic Light Experience.
At the age of 7, Dr Winkler had a transformative near death experience (NDE). This led him to extensively research NDE phenomena analyzing the principals of shamanic, meditative, and esoteric traditions. Inspired by his research, he worked with Dr. Proekl to create this technology, the Lucia N3, to assist in awakening the consciousness of humanity.
In recent years the doctors have been collaborating on the topic of optimizing their methods within the Hypnagogic Light Experience with the Lucia N°03 and expanding their knowledge of resulting neurophysiological and psychological processes (including the implications for understanding synesthesia).
Diving into a psychedelic experience by encountering the combination of Lucia N°03 and Heliotropic Breathwork. The combination of Light and Breathwork deepens your experience. You will learn how to use the stimulation with light and Heliotropic Breathwork for Meditation and inner journeys.
Sarah Janes and Daniel Lee of dream retreat company - Awake + Away host a dream incubation workshop taking participants through a variety of techniques to improve dream clarity and awareness. Bring a blanket and a pillow if possible.
PSYCHEDELIC SLEEP: LUCID DREAMING AND DREAM INCUBATION
We all dream. Dreaming is a psychedelic state of consciousness woefully underestimated and un-potentiated in most of us, but it is a state which offers the most incredible opportunity for self-development, understanding, emotional and spiritual growth. Sleep mends us, dreams truly nourish us - and yet how often do we neglect our sleep? We are sleep deprived on a national level. Most of us are sleeping far less than we should for optimal health and mental restoration. What can we achieve personally and collectively if we deepen our dream practice?
Lucid dreaming is a scientifically recognised state of consciousness - one in which we are dreaming but able to self-reflect and be self-aware. The experience produces an instantly recognisable response of euphoria and bliss. We can sometimes control the action and self-generate the content, literally morphing the world we inhabit in infinite ways and manifesting the life and characters within it.
Lucid dreaming is the ultimate trip, one that is safe and beneficial to everyone and can only ever come from within. There are easy ways to access the lucid state, they sometimes require a degree of self-discipline, but just one lucid dreaming success will make the techniques absolutely invaluable. Lucid dreaming is almost certainly the most enriching experience a human being can have.
We are addicted to coffee and the cult of wakefulness, our brains are online. But the waking state is only one small aspect of the experience of human consciousness. The sleep states take us into invisible and imaginary realms. Through working with our sleep and dreams we can learn to fully engage with these realms and in doing so, learn to self-reflect, get new perspectives and see the bigger picture. We can be our own guru, counsellor and soulmate.
Sarah Janes is a lucid dreaming expert who has been lucid dreaming since early childhood. She's an independent researcher who has written on the subject for The Idler, The Bohemian, The Journal of Paranthropology and Ancient Origins and has just finished a book on the subject, she is also developing lucid dream inspired Virtual Reality experiences and curating events and workshops on the subject.
Sarah Janes has a particular interest in the dream incubation techniques used in the sleep temples of ancient Greece and a guided dream incubation meditation will form part of this experience.
Daniel Lee is a dream yogi and aspiring alchemist who experienced a transformative 'NDE' (Near Death Experience) in the astral plane, which resulted in healing a life threatening illness. This began a love affair with lucid dreaming and lucid living. He wants to share his active dream practice and knowledge of lucid dreaming with others to help them awaken to the dream of life.
About the Lucia No. 3
DAY ONE: LIGHT AND BREATH
24th NOVEMBER SATURDAY
3pm - 7pm
£10 adv / £12 on the door
DAY TWO: DREAMS AND THE DARK
25th NOVEMBER SUNDAY
6pm - 10pm
£10 adv / £12 on the door
£20 adv for both days
ONE DAY tickets available by arrangement - please email: firstname.lastname@example.org