The Next Oneironauticum is Friday, November 3rd

The Next Oneironauticum is Friday, November 3rd

On the night of November 3, people around the world will join together to form a community of intentional dreamers. Using the same oneirogen-any sound, substance, or scent that promotes vivid dreaming-this community has been meeting in dream worlds since January, 2008. For this Oneironauticum dream sharing event, we'll be working with lucid dreaming, either using Galantamine or the MILD Technique.

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Using Liminal Dreaming to Woo the Muse – Common Ground Magazine

Using Liminal Dreaming to Woo the Muse – Common Ground Magazine

We've all been visited by the spirit of creativity. A flash of inspiration causes you to compose a new song, paint trailing vines on the kitchen furniture, or write an article that eloquently expresses some of the ideas that float through your imagination. It's a marvelous feeling when the muses of creativity grant you their gifts. But sometimes you have to work to seek inspiration and try to harness your creative power. Difficult though that often proves, you can use liminal dreaming to woo your muse.

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Dream Hacking: Oneirogen Alternatives to Intoxicants – Common Ground Magazine

Dream Hacking: Oneirogen Alternatives to Intoxicants – Common Ground Magazine

What do you do when the weekend rolls around? For many people it's time to open a bottle of wine, smoke some pot, or even swallow something stronger for a deeper journey. Tweaking consciousness is hard-wired into the human experience. Little kids roll down hills and spin in circles. Adults take intoxicants to achieve altered states. We love to leave the everyday behind and experience ourselves in new ways. The impulse is natural, but many of us worry about the long-term adverse health effects, as well as next-day hangovers. But you don't have to ingest poisons to play with your mind. Next time you have the urge to experiment with your consciousness, consider the original altered mind adventure: the dream. And if part of the fun involves taking substances to see how they affect you, try an oneirogen.

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Minutes of the December, 2016 Oneironauticum

Minutes of the December, 2016 Oneironauticum

For this Oneironauticum, we worked with an auditory oneirogen, Robert Rich’s electronic music score Somnium, a soundscape designed to promote vivid dreams. Dreamers were able to join us from anywhere simply by playing Somnium wherever they were sleeping. Somnium is a seven hour psychoactive electronic music piece arranged to match up with the phases of sleep. Electronic musician Robert Rich started giving live, all night concerts for...

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Dream Tripping – Erowid Dreaming Vaults

Dream Tripping – Erowid Dreaming Vaults

We have a smorgasbord of substances, technologies, and practices that can aid in our pursuit to play with our minds. And yet many ignore one of the best playgrounds we have: dreams. Dreaming is the original nonordinary mind state. It's also the one most universally experienced. Most of us visit bizarre, visionary worlds during the one-third of our lives that we spend asleep.

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