Conscious Dreaming in Times of Uncertainty

Conscious Dreaming in Times of Uncertainty

With Fariba Bogzaran  •  Sundays, Aug. 23, 30 & Sept. 13, 20, 2020, 10–11:30am PDT

A 4-part Live Webinar Series

In these unpredicted times, deep existential and survival questions are at the forefront of our consciousness. We are facing a global pandemic, economic hardships, social change, and encountering our mortality.

More people are recalling their dreams, due to sleeping more. What is the role of dreams during this time? The structure of our life as we know it is changing. Even if it is temporary, the collective consciousness is impacted by these events.

23 & 30 August & 13 & 20 September, 2020
10am PDT /  1pm EDT/  16:00 BST
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Each meeting will last for 90-minutes

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In this four-week webinar, Dr. Bogzaran will work with the topics of sleep, dreams, and consciousness in sleep (lucid dreaming). Through her presentations, she will:

  • Give an in-depth description of the structure and experiences of a night's sleep
  • Discuss different categories of dreams
  • Examine lucid dreaming, its application and methods
  • Explore the connection between lucid dreaming and Dream Yoga
  • Discuss a variety of experiences, methods, and applications in lucid dreaming and how this practice directly connects with waking consciousness

There will also be experiential exercises and time for questions and discussion.

Exploring the depth of consciousness through dreams and lucid dreaming as a practice of self-reflection are a path to integrate the wisdom of the inner worlds with the challenges of the outer world. Breaking habits, something which we are forced to do in the current conditions, is one of the practices of lucid dreaming and lucid living. This integration of the inner and the outer brings awareness to our daily life and shows how to be present on all levels of our existence. 

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Module 1: Dreaming in the time of Covid. Patterns of One Night of Sleep

Aug 23, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am PDT

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Module 2: Spiritual Dimensions of Lucid Dreaming–Dream Yoga

Aug 30, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am PDT

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Module 3: Integral Approach to Conscious Dreaming

Sep 13, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am PDT

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Module 4: On the Fringe of Transformation–Creating New Dreams

Sep 20, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am PDT

Fariba Bogzaran

Fariba Bogzaran, Ph.D. (East-West Psychology), scientist/artist, founded the dream studies program at JFKU where she taught for twenty-five years. She was part of the lucid dream research team at Stanford University Sleep Laboratory, exploring the science of lucid dreaming in the 1980s. She co-founded the Lucid Art Foundation (1998), and co-authored Extraordinary Dreams (2002) and Integral Dreaming (2012), both published by SUNY Press. She is the author of several chapters in anthologies on dreams, among them: “Lucid Dreaming: History and Practice” in Perchance to Dream: The Frontiers of Dream Psychology (2009); “Contemplating Lucid Dreaming: East-West View” in On Dream and Dreaming (2011); “Hyperspace Lucidity and Creative Consciousness” in Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness in Sleep, vol. II (2014); and “Hyperspace Lucidity” in Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture (2019). She is a multi-media artist and has exhibited, performed and published her work for decades. Her major art retrospective, Lucidity, was held at Meridian Gallery, San Francisco (2013). Her integral approach to dreams and life is informed by her in-depth training and practice of East-West and Somatic Psychology, Art and Shamanic Practices, and Tai Chi Chuan.