This portal was created because there are few outlets in the blogosphere that address dream studies from multiple perspectives. While I have lots of opinions about dreaming and the realm of consciousness studies in general, my intention here is not to defend a camp but explore the terrain.
Further, I am not here to conquer the terrain, but to take notes in a tiny leather journal like a gentle 19th century naturalist who has a quick eye and a slight limp. As depth psychologist Craig Chalquist likes to remind me, “we are cosmographers, not conquistadors.”
I say that dreaming is a portal because of its uncanny ability to take us into new realms of thinking, being and identity. Over the next few posts I’ll describe the landscape of dreaming, a landscape which is known primarily by its unknowns.
Over time, with your help, I hope we can build an interdisciplinary portal for dream studies that respects diversity, but also knows how to have a good clean throw-down in the name of embodied truth.