My proposed lecture has been officially accepted for this year’s annual conference for the International Association for the Study of Dreams, located in Montreal from July 9-12, 2008.
The symposium is titled Ecopsychology, Cross Cultural Big Dreams, and Shamanic Lucid Dreams, also with Mark Schroll, Jorge Conesa-Sevilla, Curt Hoffman, with discussants Stanley Krippner and Judy Gardiner.
My complete abstract below:
Lucid Dreaming: Participating in our Inner Wilderness
In my eco-psychological critique of lucid dreaming, awareness and control are often conflated with one another due, in part, to a deep historical bias in which nature is viewed as a wilderness that is separate from, and at war with, humankind. I will present a phenomenological methodology for lucid dreaming that has helped me bridge this conflict within myself, centered on receptivity and connectivity.
This talk is based on my MA thesis on lucid dreaming, which should be available in May 2008.