In Manhattan this morning, in the breakfast room of my hotel prior to opening the second of my workshops at the NY Open Cenetr, I watched a long interview with a psychologist I know and like on the Today Show, inspired by the movie “Inception”. The interviewer wanted to know whether “shared dreaming” – a central premise of the film - is possible. All the psychologist could say is “the jury is still out on that” while briefly referring to accounts of married couples having overlapping (non-intentional) dreams.
For a fuller answer, take another look at the series of articels on Shared Dreaming, before and after “Inception”, that I have posted on this blog. These articles are filled with both practical techniques, fresh and inspiring stories, guidance on how to dream with others for fun and helpful purposes (as opposed to Hollywood’s Dark Side version), and some necessary cautions abound maintaining good boundaries and preventing psychic intrusoion.
For convenience, and because it’s easy to lose track of what’s gone on at a blog after a week or two, here are the links.
Shared Dreaming in the sense of lucid or conscious dreaming between two or more partners is defined and discussed as a mode of social dreaming here:
This article explains how to set up shared dreaming with a consenting partner for adventure, romance, healing or guidance:
This article describes an experience of conscious shared dreaming by a corporate executive and his wife in one of my Active Dreaming workshops that literally saved the man’s job (Note to Hollywood: shared dreaming and other techniques of Active Dreaming can be used to support good causes)
And here is my review of ”Inception”
The photo shows some of my active dreamers sharing dreams at the berakfast table and selectinng which ones will be used as portals for conscious adventured in shared dreaming during the recent training I led at Mosswood Hollow in the foothills of the Cascades.