Expand Your Mind Through Dreaming: How To Work With Liminal Dream States, Pt. 1

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At the INACS home office

12593 Research Blvd Ste 302 · Austin, TX

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If this is your first time coming to the INACS' office, please be sure to see the directions below; it can by tricky to find. Please sign in at the front desk.

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Pt. 1: Liminal Dreaming, Overview and Practice
With Host Jennifer Dumpert
This is Part 1 of a 6-part live interactive webinar that
is being produced and broadcast by Evolver Learning Lab

Hosted by INACS (http://inacs.org/membership/)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 6:30–9 p.m.

Please RSVP so we can accommodate all attendees.
Open to the public. $5 donation appreciated.
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We'll be showing Part 1 of a 6-part live interactive webinar that is being produced and broadcast by Evolver Learning Lab. See below for full information on the webinar content and speakers. We'll show the 60 minute presentation, participate in the 30-minute live Q&A session, and finish with a 30-minute local discussion. Please arrive and get seated by 6:45pm as the program will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Hope you can join us!

Note: Donation of $5 suggested to cover costs of showing this course.

*If you'd like to participate in this webinar, but can't make it to our offices, you can get the complete info and purchase the full 6-part series to watch at home at the following link for $129: http://www.evolverlearninglab.com/products/expand-your-mind-through-dreaming (http://evolverlearninglab.com/collections/courses/products/revelations-from-near-death-experiences-how-to-access-universal-consciousness)

Learn about ancient techniques and the latest technologies for expanding your active dream states, to heighten creativity and deepen self-discovery!

At the edges of sleep -- as you drift into dreams and wake from them in the morning -- you pass through moments when liminal dreams occur. With practice you can learn to widen this rich space between sleep and wakefulness, learn to to surf the edge of consciousness and linger in this elusive, marvelous mind state. Here you encounter your own visionary mind without the ordinary ego getting in the way. From Tibetan Buddhists to Thomas Edison to Salvador Dali to August Kekulé—who discovered the benezene ring in a hypnagogic dream—liminal dream practices have been developed and used across time and cultures.

• Liminal Dreaming provides an unequaled opportunity to explore the self.

• Discover how to maintain and navigate the edge realm between conscious and unconscious states.

• Join the rich tradition of harnessing dream states for creativity and problem solving.

This method is available to everyone, every night. The experience of Liminal Dreaming lies between thought and hallucination, as the meandering mind remixes ideas and memories while slipping in and out of the visionary animation of the dream.

Our understanding of dream states has greatly advanced thanks to discoveries in neuroscience. Hypnoidal dream states happen during flux periods in the nervous system, when brain waves jump from one settled state (Alpha, Theta, REM) to another as we fall asleep or wake up. Between settled states lies the liminal dream and its host of hypnoidal mind states: the strange faces seen as we slip into sleep (hypnagogia); the thoughts that drift across the border into dream and back again while you slowly wake (hypnopompia); involuntary jolts of the body (called myclonic jerks); remarkably realistic and uncanny auditory experiences; and the bizarre thrills of sleep paralysis when your still waking mind realizes it's in a paralyzed dreaming body.

Image: Hartwig HKD (https://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/)

About Jennifer Dumpert

Our host, Jennifer Dumpert, is a renowned teacher of liminal dreaming practices. She is the founder of the Oneironauticum, an international dream group that works with oneirogens—any herb, sound, or scent that promotes vivid dreaming. Her classes on Dreamhacking, the practices and techniques that use dreams to explore and experiment with consciousness, have attracted a growing following.

Imagine your waking, conscious mind as the land, and your sleeping, unconsciousness state as the ocean -- then Liminal Dreaming is the act of surfing the waves where ocean crashes into land. With practice, you can learn to widen the time you spend on the crepuscular edges of consciousness, exploring some of the strangest frontiers of the mind.

In our first session Jennifer will teach you how to extend your experience of these states with techniques you can use for deepening your relationship to the dream.

In this introduction to Liminal Dreaming you will:

• Learn methods for creating a richer and deeper relationship with your own dreaming

• Explore the concept of Liminal Dreaming

• Discuss historical and cultural context for Liminal Dreaming

• Discover practices for identifying the Liminal Dreaming mind state and learning to linger there

• Consider the dream state as a form of active cognition

• Approach Liminal Dreaming as a form of psychedelic exploration (working with Liminal Dreaming as a form of experimenting with mind)

DIRECTIONS to the INACS' Office:

It can be tricky to find the first time, so please note these directions.

If you’re heading northwest on Research/183, exit 183 at the Oak Knoll exit, pass through the light at Oak Knoll, and stay on the access road heading north. The next side street off the 183 access road will be Technology Blvd.
Immediately after you pass Technology, turn into the entrance on your right (the only one in that area—overhead sign says Forest Plaza). After you pull in, you’ll go to the building in the back left of the complex–Suite 302 (blue sign next to our door says INACS.net).

If you’re heading south on Research/183, you also exit at Oak Knoll, but take the u-turn just before you get to Oak Knoll, get over the right on the northbound access road, and prepare to make the right immediately after Technology Blvd. as in the directions above.