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Is This a Dream

A lucid dreaming podcast. Imagine you could call up a Yoda-level dreamer and say, “Hey meet me at a coffee shop and let’s talk about lucid dreaming.” And what if every now and then during an epic chat, you noticed the music was syncing up in a weird way. And then you were like wait, is *this* a dream?


Teaser #1
Coming soon!
02:32 4/23/20
Teaser #2
Is *this* a dream??
01:01 5/11/20
Episode 1: A Lucid Dreaming Podcast
Host Adam Cotton flies solo in this intro episode giving a brief overview of lucid dreaming and taking a shot at something of a mission statement for the podcast, which may or may not go off the rails at some point. Check it out!   EPISODE LINKS Stephen LaBerge - Exploring The World of Lucid Dreaming Robert Waggoner -  Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple Stephen LaBerge's FAQ Dreamviews forum - Useful Links Dreamviews forum - Where to Start Reddit r/luciddreaming - Start Here, Beginner Guides, FAQ's and Resources Keith Hearne   MORE LUCID DREAMING RESOURCES Robert Waggoner’s Links to Lucid Dream Research Andrew Holecek's Night School   FOOTNOTES Pretty sure I mispronounced Stephen "LaBerge" repeatedly. I believe the e-r part in LaBerge is voiced like the u-r in "fur" as opposed to the a-i in "hair". Sorry Stephen! In my defense...I got nothing.  
27:01 5/22/20
Episode 2: Clare Johnson — I Am the Dream and the Dream is Me
In this episode Adam catches up with lucid dreaming author Dr. Clare Johnson. Some of the topics discussed include, creativity sound and meditation in lucid dreams, what the dreaming space can teach us about death and improving our ability to live in the moment, reality creating, dream superpowers, transforming nightmares and fears, precognitive and telepathic dreams, super lucid dream figures and what role lucid dreams can play in helping to build a better world.   Segment: Lucid Dream Superpowers (34:10)   Dr. Clare Johnson is one of the top experts on lucid dreaming in the world. She was the past president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and the first person in the world to do a PhD on lucid dreaming as a creative tool. She has since researched lucid dreaming tirelessly for twenty-two years, and for the past twelve has taught practical courses on how to access the deep creative and healing potential of the unconscious. Her work on lucid dreaming has been featured in documentaries, magazines, anthologies, radio shows, television and she regularly speaks at international venues. A novelist, prize-winning short story writer, and poet, Clare is the author of Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming, Mindful Lucid Dreaming, and two lucid dream–inspired novels: Breathing in Colour and Dreamrunner which explore the topics of healing trauma and nightmares respectively through lucid dreaming. She also co-edited a book on children’s dreams and nightmares, Sleep Monsters and Superheroes: Empowering Children through Creative Dreamplay. Her latest book is The Art of Lucid Dreaming. Clare leads Lucid dreaming Ocean retreats in Portugal. You can find out about those, connect and explore all kinds of cool lucid dream related things she shares at her website   EPISODE LINKS Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming The Art of Transforming Nightmares: Harness the Creative and Healing Power of Bad Dreams, Sleep Paralysis, and Recurring Nightmares (Comes out February 2021!) A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Mastering the Art of Oneironautics by Dylan Tuccillo, Jared Zeizel & Thomas Peisel   CONNECT Clare Johnson's Instagram @clare_johnson_lucid_dreaming  Is This a Dream Instagram @isthisadream_ Is This a Dream Facebook page   FOOTNOTES A short sample of The Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir was used. Donations towards Tibetan communities and causes are encouraged through The Tibet Fund.
68:15 5/28/20
Episode 3: Nicky Alice — Dream is the Personalized Myth
Kick back and enjoy this wide ranging conversation with lucid dreaming Mirror Artist Nicky Alice. Some of the topics discussed include dream figures and the ethics of interacting with them, dream stabilization, the relationship between dreaming and psychedelic experiences; angels and guides in lucid dreams, sleep paralysis, dream dictionaries, lucid dream commands, dream control, wake induced lucid dreams and philosophizing about the dreaming space as some sort of matrix of consciousness.   Segment: Dream Recall (39:30)   Nicky Alice is a Southern California-based artist that specializes in using mirrors for canvases and 3D sculptures. His most recent project The Portal is a giant kaleidoscopic interactive installation which is currently touring festivals around the country. In addition to the creative work, Alice has spent time in the music industry working with System of a Down and tour managing. He has recently embarked on a non profit project called Camino del Corazon that is bringing free acupuncture to Latin America. Alice has also studied dream psychology and spent 5 years leading a monthly dream group in Southern California. “Dream is the personalized myth, myth the depersonalized dream; both myth and dream are symbolic in the same general way of the dynamic of the psyche. But in the dream the forms are quirked by the peculiar troubles of the dreamer, whereas in myth the problems and solutions sown are directly valid for all mankind.” - Joseph Campbell, The Hero With a Thousand Faces   EPISODE LINKS Robert Waggoner - Lucid Dreaming Gateway to the Inner Self Robert Monroe - Journeys Out of the Body Carl Jung Henry Fuseli's - The Nightmare Circa Survive iBand Nicky Alice's Microdosing Blog (password: lucy)   LUCID DREAM COMMANDS MENTIONED - More lucidity now - Thought forms disappear - Show me what I need to know   CONNECT @nickyalice @heartpathinc @projectportalofficial @moonriseevents @isthisadream_ Is This a Dream Facebook page
100:16 6/4/20
Episode 4: Robert Waggoner — Where do They Come From, Where is this Space?
Grab a refreshment and enjoy this episode with lucid dreaming author Robert Waggoner. Some of the topics discussed include interacting with the larger awareness of the dream, different types of dream figures, going to the area with the most energy in the dream, mutual lucid dreaming, precognitive lucid dreams, dream telepathy, reality creating principles, lucid living, overcoming limiting beliefs and resolving health issues using lucid dreaming principles. Segment: Levels of Lucidity (35:30) Robert Waggoner is a world renowned lucid dreaming expert. He is the author of 2 best selling lucid dreaming books—Lucid Dreaming Gateway to The Inner Self and Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple. Robert is the former president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, an international speaker and educator on lucid dreaming and coeditor of the quarterly publication The Lucid Dream Exchange. His personal website is EPISODE LINKS Ed Kellogg Ph.D. Jane Roberts' Seth Material Jasper Johns' Flag Stephen LaBerge Clare Johnson - Llewellyn's Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming   CONNECT @isthisadream_ Is This a Dream Facebook page MUSIC FOOTNOTE all music performed by Adam Cotton with the exception of the piano pieces which were played by Michael McGushin
89:30 6/11/20
Episode 5: Lana Sackwild — Real Life Magic
Quality time catching up with lucid dream researcher and coach Lana Sackwild! Some of the topics discussed include are using lucid dreaming to help with learning foreign languages, grieving, yoga, dieting, physical healing, wish fulfillment, conflict resolution and overcoming phobias; also shapeshifting to animals, other people or genders; simulating psychedelic experiences in the dream-space, dream journaling, nighttime routines, wake-back-to-bed technique and reentering dreams. Segment: Reality Checks (1:02:30) Lana is a transpersonal lucid dreaming and lucid living coach. She was born in London, grew up in Tokyo and is currently based in the Boulder, Colorado area. You can find more info on her coaching, webinars and more at her website EPISODE LINKS Elliot Gish - lucid dreaming coach Rupert Sheldrake (morphic resonance) Wake app (dream journaling) Wake Back to Bed technique (aka WBTB) CONNECT @lanasackwild Lana's FB coaching page @isthisadream_ Is This a Dream Facebook page
98:45 7/16/20
Episode 6: Craig Webb — The Upward Spiral
Some deep diving with lucid dreaming author and coach, Craig Webb. In this episode we touch on a range of topics including musical and creative inspiration in dreams, lucid living principles, reoccurring daymares, reality creation, dreaming practice preparation, grounding techniques, mutual dreaming and lucid flying experiments. Segment: Return of the Fake Q&A (1:00:00) Craig is an author, dream researcher, dream coach, composer and inventor. He has a degree in physics and went on to do pioneering lucid dreaming research at Stanford with Stephen LaBerge including being involved with the creation of the NovaDreamer, one of the first lab certified lucid dream induction devices. Craig has designed personal development and biofeedback tools and helped found and produce the weekly radio show Making Contact that has been airing since 1995. He has consulted on major motion pictures, and worked personally with world class athletes, celebrities, authors and CEO’s helping them achieve profound breakthroughs. His recent book The Dreams Behind the Music, features stories from over 200 major artists of music inspired by dreams. You can find Craig online where he offers trainings and dream coaching services, along with a bunch of helpful free dreaming resources at EPISODE LINKS Raymond Moody - Life After Life Richard Bach - Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach - One Jane Roberts Inception/Donald Duck comic connection Stephen LaBerge - Exploring The World of Lucid Dreaming Robert Waggoner -  Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple CONNECT Craig's Twitter @isthisadream_ Is This a Dream Facebook page  
96:06 7/24/20
Episode 7: Ryan Hurd — Lucidity is the Starting Gate
Buckle up and get ready for a ride in this very special episode with lucid dreaming author and researcher Ryan Hurd. We touch on A LOT in this one including shamanic dream battles, lucid nightmares, ethnocentric concepts of reality, shadow work, ancient rock art, acoustic archeology, trance states, nocebo effect, dream control, ayahuasca, ancestral spirits, sleep paralysis, shamanic cognition styles, the autonomous visionary complex associated with dreaming, Freud, angels, gods, incubuses, sorcerers.... Segment: The Personalized Myth (28:05) Ryan is a dream researcher, educator and author. His recent research focuses on lucid dreaming, sleep paralysis, lucid nightmares, lucid dreaming supplements and the anthropology of consciousness. He has presented to a wide range of audiences, including lectures at Stanford University and TEDMED.  Ryan’s work has been featured or quoted on CNN, NPR, Vice, Business Insider, Mashable, Psychology Today and Gawker. He has written several books including Sleep Paralysis, Big Dreams, Dream Like a Boss, Lucid Immersion Guidebook, and Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness in Sleep. Ryan is the founder of dream and consciousness research website which includes his extremely popular lucid dreaming blog. He is also a board member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and frequently consults with tech companies in the wearable tech/quantified self movement. EPISODE LINKS Ryan Hurd - Unearthing the Paleolithic Mind in Lucid Dreams Stanley Krippner Shayne A. P. Dahl Hmong sleep paralysis study references: Sleep Paralysis: Night-mares, Nocebos, and the Mind-Body Connection by Shelley Adler The real life inspiration behind Nightmare on Elm Street The Dark Side of the Placebo Effect ======== Jeremy Taylor The Many Contributions of Jeremy Taylor (Psychology Today) Dr. James Pagel  Indications That a Northern New Mexico Petroglyph Was Inspired by Traumatic Nightmare Cognitive Archaeology David Lewis Williams - The Mind in the Cave B. Alan Wallace - The Taboo of Subjectivity Ometepe Island Nicaragua Acoustic Archaeology aka Archaeoacoustics Paul Devereux Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture Eugene Gendlin CONNECT Ryan's Instagram @isthisadream_ Is This a Dream Facebook page MUSIC FOOTNOTE all music performed by Adam Cotton with the exception of the piano piece which was played by Michael McGushin
60:24 7/30/20