I”ve finally resettled. It’s been difficult to think about dreams and consciousness as my attention has been on the material needs. You know, Maslow’s sweet hierarchy dictates shelter and food first, dreamy blog updates second.
But there’s a lot going on in the consciousness studies community, and I am well poised now to share the latest news, trends, and happenings from my home beneath the redwood trees in Northern California.
For starters, the International Association for the Study of Dreams is hosting its annual conference in Montreal next week. I’ll be there, and I”m hoping to provide timely commentary as I tool around at the hundreds of presentations on everything from clinical research to anthropological narratives. I promised the same during the Anthropology of Consciousness Conference, but this time, I have a laptop that works.
I”m presenting as well, an ecopsychological critique of lucid dreaming and the method I”ve developed that addresses my own split from nature, focusing on receptivity and connectivity within the wilderness of the lucid dream.
I have big plans for the Dream Studies Portal in the next few months: a new look, new features, and more in-depth coverage of the dream studies community. If there’s anything you”d like to see more of (or less of), feel free to drop me a line.