Musings

Articles, excerpts, and thoughts about dreaming by San Francisco based writer and lecturer Jennifer Dumpert.

Using Liminal Dreaming to Woo the Muse – Common Ground Magazine

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Musings | Comments Off on Using Liminal Dreaming to Woo the Muse – Common Ground Magazine

Using Liminal Dreaming to Woo the Muse – Common Ground Magazine

Read the full article in Common Ground Magazine – May/June 2017 issue 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,...

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About Liminal Dreaming

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Musings | Comments Off on About Liminal Dreaming

About Liminal Dreaming

Liminal Dreaming is a method of working with hypnagogia and hypnompompia, those floaty and sometimes uncanny trance states we pass through as we fall into sleep at night and climb towards waking in the morning. Such hypnagogic and hypnopompic visions—together called hypnoidal dreams—surf the line of consciousness, and they also emerge during delicious naps and delirious fatigue. My interest in liminal dreaming arises from my own incredible explorations of these spaces. Over my fifteen years of working seriously with dreams, I discovered an...

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About the Urban Dreamscape Project

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Musings | Comments Off on About the Urban Dreamscape Project

About the Urban Dreamscape Project

Urban Dreamscape: SF is a practice, a meditation on mapping, a psychogeographical research that breaks down divisions between internal and external spaces. It is a means of creating sacred space in the city. Through the practice, I explore the inner psychic spaces of my dream world, superimposing this intimate realm on top of the urban neighborhood in which I live. I developed the Urban Dreamscape during a steamy New York City summer more than a dozen years ago, when I lived I lived at the corner of Avenue A and Fifth street in the East...

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