September 16, 2011
Big Pink rises from the western shore of the Willamette like a benign cobra, devouring office workers by day and returning them to their homes and families by night. Could a spambot make up something so weird?
First OOBE ever, age 8: Awoke from a powerful dream to a strange, dark morning - streetlights still on outside. Got out of bed, turned on lights, went to bathroom. When I got back to bed, I was still in it. Disorientation, paralysis, golden light, struggling to break back into "waking." When the spell broke, everything was as I had experienced it except the bedroom light was still off and my bladder was full. This experience, the first of thousands, shaped my life.
I loved my OOBE/lucid dream life but for the last 20+ years these experiences have diminished. I would love to share with a sympathetic group and allow my dream consciousness to flower again. For years, living in the SF Bay Area, I worked with Jeremy Taylor in various dream groups and dream-based experiences. Since moving to Portland 2 years ago I've been wanting to participate in a dream group. Professionally, I am a biophysicist and my core area of interest is the deep structure of human consciousness. My work in cellular biology and quantum physics have combined to reveal a remarkable architecture of pre-neural information processing that links the personal with the archetypal. Dreaming is a direct and often joyful experience of this fusion.
I swam in a world of OOBEs and lucid dreams from age 8 until my 30s, having (and often journaling) thousands of them. For 20 years these experiences have been few and far between and I would love to connect with a group of conscious dreamers.