Liminal dreaming occurs at the boundaries of consciousness between waking and sleep. To guide us in harnessing one of the most unusual human experiences, Jennifer Dumpert will discuss a comprehensive array of practical exercises for accessing and lingering in our liminal dream states. She explores the brain states, which together create our experience of dreaming—hypnagogia, the hallucinatory dream state through which we pass as we sink into sleep, and hypnopompia, the mesmerizing dreams we experience as we surface back into waking. Jennifer will share some techniques to harness the power of hypnagogia and hypnopompia and engage our dreaming minds to help us answer personal or intellectual questions or even, she says, “encourage the healing process.”
Jennifer Dumpert is a San Francisco-based writer, lecturer, and consciousness hacker. She is the author of Liminal Dreaming: Exploring Consciousness at the Edges of Sleep 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 teaches the practice of Liminal Dreaming—surfing the edges of consciousness using hypnagogic and hypnopompic dream states.