There’s less than 2 weeks until the premiere Dreaming event on the web. I’m talking about the 2009 PsiberDreaming conference: a two week online conference that features over two dozen presentations from leaders in the fields of dream research and consciousness studies.
Keep in mind, this is not a boring academic conference, but an open forum for everyone who is interested in the strange and amazing possibilities of dreaming.
Keynote presenters this year include award-winning author Robert Moss, parapsychology researcher Charles Tart, and altered states of consciousness expert Stanley Krippner.
Some of the other presentations and workshops include the topics of remote viewing, precognition, dream telepathy, mutual dreaming, psychokinesis, lucid dreaming, visionary dreaming, prodromal dreams, dream healing, the nature of dream reality, and dreaming as a spiritual practice.
I am also giving a paper titled “How to Transform Sleep Paralysis Nightmares into Lucid Dream Journeys.”
If you have never been part of an online conference, you’re in for a treat. The papers roll out over the duration of the con, and readers can leave comments and ask questions to the presenters. It’s a rare opportunity to converse with dream experts about their work and maybe even interpret your dreams. Also, the discussion forums or online cafes are a popular way to meet dreamers from around the world and discuss theories and experiences.
Finally, a dream art gallery will be online, and anyone who participates can upload their dream-inspired art to be viewed. But probably the most popular event is the annual dream telepathy and mutual dreaming contests. Test your psychic mettle in a controlled dream telepathy experiment!
The conference is sponsored by the International Association for the Study of Dreams, which is running a deal that will get you entry into the conference for free if you become a member of the IASD. Students can also get a $15 break if they register with a valid student ID.
When you register, make sure to tell them that you heard about the conference from dreamstudies.org. Hope to see you there!
danielle pietrangelo says
Your article mentions that at the 2009 dream conference you will be sharing an article written entitled “How to transform Sleep Paralysis in to Lucid Dream Journey’s”. I have obviously missed the mentioned conference as I just now found your website, but I would appreciate it if you can tell me how I can read that article? I have re-occuring SP and would like to know how to turn it into Lucid dreams.
Ryan Hurd says
thanks for commenting! you have excellent timing, I’m in the process of making a version of this paper available for free.
If you haven’t been there already, check out this recent article on sleep paralysis and lucid dreaming.