Liminal Dreaming: Exploring Consciousness at the Edges of Sleep (Paperback)
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A dream hacker explains how to learn and use liminal dreaming and lucid dreaming for creativity, healing, and consciousness exploration.
At the edges of consciousness, between waking and sleeping, there’s a swirling, free associative state of mind that is the domain of liminal dreams. Working with liminal dreams can improve sleep, mitigate anxiety and depression, help to heal trauma, and aid creativity and problem-solving. Readers of Liminal Dreaming will learn step-by-step how to create a dream practice outside of REM-sleep states that they can incorporate into their lives in personally meaningful ways.
About the Author
Jennifer Dumpert is a San Francisco-based writer and lecturer, and the founder of the Oneironauticum, an international organization that explores the phenomenological experience of dreams as a means of experimenting with mind. She also developed the concept and practice of Liminal Dreaming--surfing the edges of consciousness using hypnagogic and hypnopompic dream states. Dumpert has lectured and led workshops at festivals, conferences, and venues such as Summit at Sea, Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, Breaking Convention in London, Entheogenesis in Melbourne, Australia, the Women's Visionary Congress, the Transformative Technology Conference, Esalen Institute, Ojai Institute, the New Living Expo, the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and Synergenesis. She has also taught online classes on Liminal Dreaming through the Evolver Network, and has appeared on radio shows and podcasts such as Expanding Mind, on the Progressive Radio Network, The Daily Beat, on BTR Today, C Realm, and the Dream Studies podcast.
“Jennifer Dumpert is a dream scholar, dream hacker, dream weaver. If you’ve ever been curious to learn more about the cosmos behind your eyelids, the realms you visit every night, let her be your guide.”
—JASON SILVA, host of National Geographic’s Brain Games
“Falling asleep is not a loss of consciousness but an offering from the psyche to anyone with the wisdom to accept it. Jennifer Dumpert is pointing the way to a door that’s already open—one more accessible, sustainable, and transformational than any drug or virtual reality.”
—DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF, author of Team Human
“With patience, clarity, and insight Jennifer Dumpert, a seasoned dreamer, leads us through this land of hypnos, making available to the reader a third state of consciousness: neither day nor night but somewhere on the edge of both, a place of creativity, intuition, and vision. Many books put their readers to sleep. This one can take you to the edge of it and leave you there to dream.”
—GARY LACHMAN, author of A Secret History of Consciousness
“Liminal Dreaming provides us with an array of personal exercises—a pragmatic vehicle for directly experiencing this ‘wild psychedelic ride’ through imagination, mystery, creativity, and healing. By reminding us of the natural continuity between waking and dreams, this work reminds us of our own innate wholeness."
—RUBIN NAIMAN, PhD, clinical assistant professor of medicine, University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine