The Best of Dream Studies 2011

Here’s hoping that your final days of 2011 are relaxing!

As I look back what happened this year, I’m happy to report that 2011 has been a year of growth for me.

Highlights: I started off the year by lecturing at Stanford University on the topic of sleep paralysis, published my first peer-reviewed article in March, and am now wrapping up the year with a new book launch on lucid dreaming.

Other highlights include three sleep related articles of mine that went viral on Business Insider and an article about wolf dreams that was republished on Care2, one of the biggest healthy living sites on the web. 

2011 was a big year for radio work too. I was interviewed 5 times via blog radio: all are still available to listen online and can be found in my Whereabouts page.

As for, you may be interested to learn that:

The top trafficked articles written this year were:

  1. Binaural beats for lucid dreaming – is it pseudoscience?
  2. The Neuroscience of lucid dreaming
  3. Is lucid dreaming dangerous?
  4. 10 ways to prevent sleep paralysis
  5. 3 techniques to turn SP into a lucid dream

And some personal favorite posts of 2011 that you may have missed:

  1. Archaeodreaming: lucid dreaming as a tool for exploring sacred sites
  2. Do dreams have meaning? (a tour of the dreaming brain)
  3. 3 ways to find your ground (and make your home more sacred)
  4. Lucid dreaming Alchemy: a guest post by Mary Ziemer

What’s ahead for 2012?

There’s a good chance that my new experiences with sleep deprivation as a dad will inspire more articles about the science and culture of modern sleep.

And you can definitely expect more in-depth work on lucid dreaming, as well as the transformative potential of sleep paralysis and other spontaneous vision states.

Finally, I hope to break new ground (for me) by blogging more often, and delving into other topics in consciousness studies such as shamanism, near death experiences and more sacred archaeology.

In short, I plan to keep on following the muse of dreams and consciousness studies, wherever it may take me, and I hope you will enjoy the trip as much as I do.

So if there’s something in particular you’d like to hear more about, leave a comment below and I’ll add it to the mix.

Happy New Year!

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  1. Ryan Rose says

    Great year! I’d love to hear your take on Astral Projection and its relation to lucid dreaming, dreaming in general, and how it all might relate on the spectrum of consciousness.

    I’d also love to hear more about lucid dreaming as a gateway into spiritual practice of non-duality and awareness outside of the self. That’s all. Kind of a tall order I guess, ha.

  2. Steven Perry says

    I’m with Ryan Rose. I’d love to learn more about Astral Projection and whether you think it’s something different from dreams or just a more intense kind of lucidity. You also mentioned forthcoming articles revolving around shamanism. I am very eager to see those.

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