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A Beginner’s Guide to Dream Studies

If you’re new to this site, here is a list of my most popular content and core essays from the last few years. You can also check out the categories list on the right side bar to find a specific topic, as well as the archives.


Dreaming 101


What’s Wrong with Dream Dictionaries?

How to Keep a Dream Journal

How to Incubate a Dream

How to Start a Dream Group

Honoring a Dream By Taking Action

Contemporary Dream Theories (a 4 essay series)


Where I’m Coming From


Calling All Dream Warriors: My Story (the brief version)

The Trouble with Dream Studies (A 3 essay series)

Toward an Integral Science of Consciousness


Beginner Lucid Dreaming


What is Lucid Dreaming?

Lucid Dreaming Definitions

3 Myths about Lucid Dreaming

Lucid Dream Supplements

How to Have more Lucid Dreams: Lucid Living

Tactics for Lucid Nightmares


Advanced Lucid Dreaming


Erotic Lucid Dreams

Geometric Imagery in Lucid Dreams

The Void in Lucid Dreaming

Lucid Dreaming as Shamanic Technology

Dream Reliving


Health and Dreams


Dreams that Warn of Illness

The Power of Grief Dreams

Managing Cancer Pain Through Dreamwork

Causes of Nightmares

Depression and Dreams


Sleep Paralysis and Hypnagogia


Introduction to Sleep Paralysis: Awake and Can’t Move

9 Ways to Wake Up from Sleep Paralysis

Sleep Paralysis and Seeing Spirits

The Succubus and Sexuality in Sleep Paralysis


Dreams and Spirituality


Big Dreams

Visitation Dreams

Christian Mysticism and Lucid Dreaming

Ancestral Dreaming

Eco-Dreaming: Dreams and The Spirit of Place


The Anthropology of Consciousness


Sleep Patterns Around the World

The Prehistory of Lucid Dreaming: New Vistas in Cognitive Archaeology

History of Lucid Dreaming

Hallucinogens in the Stone Age

Nature Awareness as a Field Technique for Anthropologists