Events

Upcoming Events

Research symposium: Being transformed by lucid dreaming research. (chair). June 6, 2014. Annual conference for the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkeley, CA. More info here.

Blog radio, Interviews & Press

DreamTalk Radio: Dream like a Boss! Video interview by Anne Hill. January 5, 2014. Video here.

MISC Magazine: Inspiration in the Dream World: Ryan Hurd, Fall 2013.

Paranormal Review, interview by Luci Leibfried and Anthony Agate. August 16, 2013. Lucid dreams with Ryan Hurd.

Labyrinth: Dream Like a Boss.  Interview by Cesar Torres, July 1, 2013.

Dark Sun Rising, interview by Erick B. June 2, 2013. Working with the entities in sleep paralysis and lucid dreams.

Do you Believe, interview by Norene Balovich. February 21, 2013. The real dark side of dreams and nightmares.

Labyrinthinterview by Cesar Torres. December 21, 2012. Episode 26, also available on iTunes.

Skill Collector, interview by Mentor Palojak, November 9, 2012.

Night Cap, conversation with Thomas Peisel and Jared Zeizel. September 27, 2012. Watch on Youtube.

Guest on Partnership of Intuition and Dreams, Voice America Radio. Lucid dreaming immersion. September 13, 2012. 8pm EST. Listen here.

Way of the Dreamer Radio with Robert Moss: Beyond lucid dreaming, July 10, 2012. Archive here.

Grand Dark Conspiracy Radio: Lucid dreaming warriors, July 3, 2012.

IamUbermensch: Lucid Immersion Blueprint, May 27, 2012. Part 1 here, Part 2 here.

DreamTalk Radio with Anne Hill: Lucid Immersion (Video Call). April 18, 2012.

H20 Network: Dreams and Ancestors, February 24, 2012.

After Dark: The deeper side of lucid dreaming. January 27, 2012. 

IamUbermensch: Sleep paralysis and lucid dreaming, October 12, 2011.

Steppin thru the Looking Glass:Lucid dreaming, hypnagogia and sleep paralysis, March 15, 2011, 2pm EST.

Universe of the Unknown:Lucid Dreaming, Archaeodreaming and Extraordinary States of Consciousness, March 10, 2011, 9pm EST.

Way of the Dreamer Radio Show: “Sleep paralysis and night terrors,” Interview with Robert Moss, Feb 8, 12pm EST.

Flash of Spirit: “Hypnagogic Visions,” Interview by Gillian Holloway and Michelle Smith, January 13, 2011.

San Francisco Examiner: Ryan Hurd is Facing the Tornado, December 5, 2010.

Flash of Spirit: “Sleep Paralysis,” Interview with Gillian Holloway and Michelle Smith. November 11, 2010.

ParaNexus Universe: Sleep Paralysis, Lucid Dreaming and Altered States. October 28, 2010.

DreamTalk Radio with Anne Hill: Ryan Hurd on Sleep Paralysis. May 20, 2010.

East Bay Express: Before I wake: Ryan Hurd wants us to remember our dreams. September 29, 2009.

Psychology Today: Field of Dreams. September 23, 2009

Huffington Post: What you don’t know about Dreams. Aug 12, 2009.

Los Angeles Examiner:  A Conversation with Ryan Hurd. Questions by Wendy Iraheta, LA Dream Interpretation Examiner, July 2009.

Dreamspeak: An interview with Ryan Hurd. (download pdf) Questions by Robert Waggoner of the Lucid Dream Exchange, Summer 2007.

Some Choice Articles Elsewhere on the InterWebs

Sleep paralysis visions: Cleaning the Doors of Perception. World of Lucid Dreaming, October, 2012

Reclaiming Shamanic Dreaming from the roots of Western Culture. Reality Sandwich, July, 2012

This is the key to unlocking out of body experiences. Business Insider, October 25, 2011

Lucid Dreaming and the Adventurer Traveler. Brave New Traveler, February 2010.

Spiritual Sleep Paralysis: Aliens, Angels and Allies.  (pdf)  Lucid Dream Exchange, March 2010.

What if We Treat Life like a Dream? Goodlife Zen, August 2009.

Past Lectures and Presentations

It’s Daemonic! Reclaiming Access to the Daemon-Muse in Sleep Paralysis Visions and Lucid Dreams. Presentation at Creative Power of Dreams, a regional conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams. Regis College in Weston, MA. Saturday, May 25.

Waking up to the Causes and Effects of Sleep Deprivation. TEDMED, Summer 2013. More info here. Video for TEDMED Sleep Team Hangout Here.

Angels, Aliens and Ancestors: Transformative Encounters with Sleep Paralysis Night-Mares. Invited lecture at the Rhine Institute, Durham, NC: November 16, 2012, 7:30pm at Duke University’s Stedman Auditorium.

Invited talk at the Logan’s Writers Group, Logan, NJ: Dreams, Nightmares and Creativity. September 12, 2012. 7pm.

Lucid Immersion: Establishing a lucid sanctuary in everyday life. Annual Conference for the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkeley, CA, June 24, 2012.

The quantified dreamer. Annual Conference for the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkeley, CA, Date to be announced, week of June 26, 2012.

Borderlands of consciousness: sleep paralysis and hypnagogia. Invited lecture, Stanford University: April 27, 2012.

PsiberDreaming Conference: Lucid immersion: a holistic method to increasing lucidity in dreams and waking life, October 7, 2011.

Stanford University: “The peril and promise of sleep paralysis,” Invited lecture,  January 31, 2011.  Celebrating the 40th anniversary of William Dement’s innovative course “Sleep and Dreams.”

Workshop: Lucid Dreaming and Extraordinary States of Consciousness. Iowa City, Iowa. August 20, 2010.

How to Win Fiends and Influence Demons: Sleep Paralysis as a Portal to Extraordinary Dreaming. Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Asheville, NC, June 27, 2010.

Awake While Dreaming: the History of Lucid Dreaming. Invited lecture at University of California at Berkeley.

Transforming Sleep Paralysis into a Lucid Dream Journey. At the PsiberDreaming Conference.  October 3, 2009.

Enhance Your Dream Life. Free talk at the Fremont Public Library.  Fremont, CA. October 3, 2009

Lucid Nightmares: the Dark Side of Self-Awareness in Dreams. Recording here. Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Chicago, IL, June 27, 2009.

Secret History of Lucid Dreaming. Invited lecture at the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Symposium on “Lucid Dreaming, Religion, and Cognitive Science,” Berkeley, CA, May 7, 2009.

The Construction of Self from the Void of Imageless Lucid Dreaming. PsiberDreaming Conference, Oct 2, 2008.

Lucid dreaming: Participating in our Inner-Wilderness. Annual Conference for the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Montreal, July 10, 2008.

Nature Observation as a Field Technique: The Relevancy of the Ecological Self for Anthropologists. Annual Proceedings for the Society of the Anthropology of Consciousness, Yale University, March 21, 2008.

Dreaming the Apocalypse. Open Forum at the Dream Institute, Berkeley, CA, September 2007.

Descend into Darkness, Spiral into Light: a phenomenology of lucid dreaming. Thesis Presentation, John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, Ca, September 2007.

Rock Art and Dreams: Explorations into Process-Oriented Archaeology on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua. Annual Proceedings of the Anthropology of Consciousness, San Diego, CA, April 2007.

Rock art and dreams. Dream Institute, Berkeley, CA, May 2006.

Dreaming of Rock Art on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua. Symposium on “Dreams and Consciousness” chaired by Kelly Bulkeley. International Study of Dreams Conference, Bridgewater, MA, June 2006.

Lucid Dream Evolutions. Symposium on “Transformation and Education” chaired by Fariba Bogzaran. International Study of Dreams Conference, Bridgewater, MA, June 2006.

The Culture of Lucid Dreaming. Panel on”Lucid Dreaming” chaired by Stanley Krippner. ASD Regional Conference, Pleasant Hill, CA, October 2004.