In a couple weeks time, the annual PsiberDreaming Conference is opening its virtual doors for its annual 2 week conference focusing on dreaming and psi.
Psiberdreaming is a unique online conference that hosts over twenty presentations on the mercurial subject of extraordinary dreams. This year’s theme is “Leaping into the Mystery: the Psi-ence of Dreams.”
From September 27- October 11, hundred of dreamers will be logging on, downloading papers and making new friends and contacts within the private PsiberDreaming forum.
I will be there/here/everywhere, as usual!
This year I am presenting a paper titled, “Stones, Caves and Dreams.” I’ll be focusing on the question: What can dream studies offer to our understanding of the prehistoric past? This paper explores transpersonal archaeology, a growing field in which dreaming and altered states are central to interpreting ancient sites as well as transforming our own relationship to material culture and the present day environment. I’ll discuss my own work in this field as well as the pioneering projects that inspired me to look deeper into the intuitive/mysterious side of archaeology despite my own (healthy and plump) skepticism.
Other notable presenters this year includes:
1. Carlyle Smith, who I’ve featured on this blog before for his brilliant work on telepathic dream research.
2. Robert Waggoner, author of several popular books on lucid dreaming, discussing dream journal tactics for recognizing and working with psychic dreams.
3. Sandi Olliges, a shamanic practitioner and dream worker who will be discussing the neuroscience of shamanic dream states.
That’s just a few that have piqued my interest…. there’s 22 presentations in total.
But what makes the Psiberdreaming conference so refreshing is not just the fun presentations, but the ability to connect with all the presenters via the open forum as well as the annual psi dreaming contests and art exhibit. There’s a wonderful spirit to the conference where everyone who dreams is a dream expert.
As always, you can attend the PsiberDreaming Conference for free if you become a new member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams before the end of the con, or October 11. (I have to say that, as I’m on said board of directors of the IASD). Seriously, this organization is how I’ve met 80% of my colleagues, and I’m always learning something new.
PsiberDreaming Conference keeps its price low so many people can join. It’s $80 for the general public, $55 for members of IASD, and $45 for student members of IASD.
And after you register, make sure to look me up in the forum after the con opens on September 27.