The Dark Light of the Soul - Sleep Hypnosis and Dream Incubation

DARK RADIANCE WORKSHOP at Brompton Cemetery for London Dreaming

Inner visions of sleep and death

[ORPHIC HYMN 84] LXXXIV. TO SLEEP, HYPNOS

The Fumigation from a Poppy.

Sleep [Hypnos], king of Gods, and men of mortal birth, sov'reign of all sustain'd by mother Earth;

For thy dominion is supreme alone, o'er all extended, and by all things known.

'Tis thine all bodies with benignant mind in other bands than those of brass to bind:

Tamer of cares, to weary toil repose, from whom sweet solace in affliction flows.

Thy pleasing, gentle chains preserve the soul, and e'en the dreadful cares of death controul;

For Death [Thanatos] and Lethe with oblivious stream, mankind thy genuine brothers justly deem.

With fav'ring aspect to my pray'r incline, and save thy mystics in their works divine.

Dreams and Death in Ancient Greece

The Underworld of ancient Greece and the landscapes of the dream realms have an affinity in feeling and visual representation. Darkness begets light in the earliest cosmologies and an interesting description of light quality in these parallel realms is worth contemplating. Ancient texts speak of a ‘dark radiance’.

You may have experienced this quality of seeing in dreams or NDEs yourself. I have observed it as a dark light, a lunar, blue-violet emanation coming from within the material of the dream world. This in contrast to the wakeful visual experience of light reflecting off of surfaces. This reflects the idea of dream vision being an interpretation of internal signals rather than external information.

Dreaming is a full body experience

How are we able to see in our dreams when our eyes are closed? One theory [I. N. Pigarev, 2014] suggests our visual processing systems switch from retrieving information from external sources when awake (exteroception), to visually interpreting signals from the visceral systems of our sleeping body (interoception). Dreaming is a full body experience. So are we conjuring images that match the processes occurring within ourselves? During sleep, your body does not stop processing information, it may even become much more sensitive to the subtle fluctuations in somatic and automatic nervous system functions. 

It also brings me to the idea that with lucid dreams - there may exist the potential to influence these processes with conscious intention, using symbolic representation to effect a physical cure. In this unique state of consciousness, might it be the case that the mind and body connection is at its most potent?

I believe this was the foundation for the ancient Greek idea of dream incubation, a form of hypnosis which guided patients into sleep, seeding the hypnagogic state with powerful suggestions and intentions for contact the supplicant to come into contact with the healer god Asklepios. The Placebo effect is very well documented, but might we also think of it as a ‘Panacea’ effect (Panacea from Greek panakeia, from panakēs ‘all-healing’, and also the daughter of Asklepios). Was Panacea the dream cure?

Memory in the Underworld

One of the interesting attendant gods of the sleep temples was Mnemosyne (Titaness and personification of Memory), her invocation was a prerequisite in the final stages of dream incubation. The role and art of memory was recognised as being vitally important to the ancient Greek psyche. Remembrance was the path to immortality and this understanding relates to Mnemosyne’s function in the Orphic Mysteries and oracle traditions, notably Trophonius. In these traditions we also find her sister, Lethe represented (personification of forgetfulness, oblivion). The initiation is the experience of divine remembrance, indicated in the Orphic gold tablets (a sort of instruction manual of dying for initiates of the Orphic Mysteries).

You will find on the right in Hades' halls a spring, and by it stands a ghostly cypress-tree, where the dead souls descending wash away their lives. Do not even draw nigh this spring. Further on you will find chill water flowing from the pool of Memory: over this stand guardians. They will ask you with keen mind what is your quest in the gloom of deadly Hades. They will ask you for what reason you have come. Tell them the whole truth straight out. Say: 'I am the son of Earth and starry Heaven, but of Heaven is my birth: this you know yourselves. I am parched with thirst and perishing: give me quickly chill water flowing from the pool of Memory.' Assuredly the kings of the underworld take pity on you, and will themselves give you water from the spring divine; then you, when you have drunk, traverse the holy path which other initiates and bacchants tread in glory. After that you will rule amongst the other heroes.

Dream Evolution

The visceral dream theory does not, for me at least, diminish the spiritual, psychological or emotional dimensions of the dream experience. Modern scientific consciousness research is peculiarly brain-centric, but we are so much more than our brains. We are a colony of consciousness, borne of our culture, and our experience and conditioning Here there arises a sense of ‘Self’, perhaps illusory, probably some sort of cultural acciden

As a seemingly self-aware manifestation of cosmic energy on a small spinning planet, occupying a relatively tiny quadrant of space, our complex sense of self-importance is pretty spectacular.

Julian Jaynes’s Bicameral Mind theory [Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, J. Jaynes, 1977] goes someway at least to explore the idea of consciousness and perception evolving alongside human cultural developments and a potential neurophysiological basis for the Ego. 

Dreams go someway to perpetuate the Ego experience. I would propose dreams were the first narratives that humans recorded and in the recording of the first dreams, the future manifests itself, I believe dreaming and reality work as a sort of feedback system. The more one becomes familiar with their own dream language and psychic terrain, the easier it is to interpret your inner visions. You may even see the workings of your own body from within, as the body and mind synchronise. 


12th JULY - Past, Present & Future of Mind

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?

NOISILY

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5th May - DARK RADIANCE: A Lucid Dreaming Workshop with Sarah Janes

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
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.

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31st MAY - 1st JUNE : The Explorers Club Present... THE CYBERDELIC INCUBATOR, Hastings

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.

https://www.cyberdelicsociety.com

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.

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SATURDAY 27th April - ESCAPING PLATO'S CAVE in DRAKELOW TUNNELS with Anthony Peake and Dr. David Luke

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: info@mountanalogue.co.uk

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23RD FEBRUARY - PSYCHEDELIC SLEEP

Psychedelic Dream with Sarah Janes  Sleep Temple Talk, Q&A and Dream Incubation session with Frankincense fumigation and Chaga tea.   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 one of the most enriching experiences 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 is finishing a book about ancient dream incubation practices, 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.  Participants are invited to bring blankets and cushions.  About Chaga Tea: Chaga mushrooms grow on birch trees in cold temperate climates. It's a popular folk remedy in Russia and parts of Eastern Europe.   First records of its use were in Siberia, where the shamans dubbed it the 'King of Mushrooms'.  Most of the medical research on Chaga, has been done in Russia where the mushroom grows in abundance, as it prefers cold climate forests. Chaga Mushroom is an adaptogen and stimulates the endocrine system enabling us to produce our own melatonin and seratonin. It's a natural anti-depressant and helps to regulate our circadian rhythms which are essential for the best quality sleep and dreams.   Adaptogenic plants and mushrooms help to bring the body back into balance and have beneficial effects on the nervous system, immune system, the GI tract, the cardiovascular system and the endocrine system. By supporting the body and mind in these ways, adaptogens help us to cope with stress, stay healthy during the cold and flu season, fight cancer, and lift us out of the dark depths of depression and adrenal burnout. They have immune-modulating properties that make them helpful in treating auto-immune diseases and have high levels of anti-oxidants that protect cells from damaging free radicals.

Psychedelic Dream with Sarah Janes
Sleep Temple Talk, Q&A and Dream Incubation session with Frankincense fumigation and Chaga tea.

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 one of the most enriching experiences 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 is finishing a book about ancient dream incubation practices, 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.

Participants are invited to bring blankets and cushions.

About Chaga Tea:
Chaga mushrooms grow on birch trees in cold temperate climates. It's a popular folk remedy in Russia and parts of Eastern Europe.

First records of its use were in Siberia, where the shamans dubbed it the 'King of Mushrooms'.

Most of the medical research on Chaga, has been done in Russia where the mushroom grows in abundance, as it prefers cold climate forests. Chaga Mushroom is an adaptogen and stimulates the endocrine system enabling us to produce our own melatonin and seratonin. It's a natural anti-depressant and helps to regulate our circadian rhythms which are essential for the best quality sleep and dreams.

Adaptogenic plants and mushrooms help to bring the body back into balance and have beneficial effects on the nervous system, immune system, the GI tract, the cardiovascular system and the endocrine system. By supporting the body and mind in these ways, adaptogens help us to cope with stress, stay healthy during the cold and flu season, fight cancer, and lift us out of the dark depths of depression and adrenal burnout. They have immune-modulating properties that make them helpful in treating auto-immune diseases and have high levels of anti-oxidants that protect cells from damaging free radicals.

DREAM INCUBATION KITS

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: sarah@awakeandaway.co.uk

SLEEP MAGIC WORKSHOP - Cardiff

SOLD OUT - Join lucid dreaming expert Sarah Janes for an exploration of the sleep state. Learn the simple tricks and techniques that will help you become conscious whilst in a dream.  This workshop is inspired by the tradition of ‘dream incubation’, practiced in sleep temples across the ancient world.  Please bring your own yoga mats, blankets and pillows. A small quantity of mats will be provided.  -----------------------  Ymunwch ag arbenigwr breuddwydio eglur Sarah Janes i ymchwilio i gyflwr cysgu. Dysgwch y sgiliau syml a’r technegau fydd yn eich helpu i ddod yn ymwybodol wrth freuddwydio.  Ysbrydolir y gweithdy gan draddodiad o ‘deor breuddwydion’ sy’n cael eu hymarfer mewn temlau dros yr hen fyd.   Dewch â’ch matiau ioga, blancedi a gobennyddiau eich hun. Darparir nifer fach o fatiau.

SOLD OUT - Join lucid dreaming expert Sarah Janes for an exploration of the sleep state. Learn the simple tricks and techniques that will help you become conscious whilst in a dream.

This workshop is inspired by the tradition of ‘dream incubation’, practiced in sleep temples across the ancient world.

Please bring your own yoga mats, blankets and pillows. A small quantity of mats will be provided.

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Ymunwch ag arbenigwr breuddwydio eglur Sarah Janes i ymchwilio i gyflwr cysgu. Dysgwch y sgiliau syml a’r technegau fydd yn eich helpu i ddod yn ymwybodol wrth freuddwydio.

Ysbrydolir y gweithdy gan draddodiad o ‘deor breuddwydion’ sy’n cael eu hymarfer mewn temlau dros yr hen fyd.


Dewch â’ch matiau ioga, blancedi a gobennyddiau eich hun. Darparir nifer fach o fatiau.

PSYCHEDELIC DREAM

SOLD OUT Psychedelic Dream with Sarah Janes (new booking for the 23rd of February.)  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 one of the most enriching experiences 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 is finishing a book about ancient dream incubation practices, 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.  Participants are invited to bring blankets and cushions.

SOLD OUT Psychedelic Dream with Sarah Janes (new booking for the 23rd of February.)

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 one of the most enriching experiences 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 is finishing a book about ancient dream incubation practices, 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.

Participants are invited to bring blankets and cushions.

LIGHT, BREATH & DREAMS - at The Cube, Bristol

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.

SATURDAY 

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


LUCIA'S INVENTORS:

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).


HELIOTROPIC BREATHWORK
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.


SUNDAY 

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
http://www.lucialightexperience.com

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: sarah@awakeandaway.co.uk 

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