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Open Minds: Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming with Jared Zeizel (January 2016)

Season 6, Episode 2
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Jared Zeizel explains how you can become an oneironaut - someone who knows how to control your dreams and make them your own playground of experience. You can learn how to not only remember your dreams but how you can intentionally use lucid dreaming for clearing out negative emotions, boosting creativity and problem solving. This interview with Regina Meredith was originally webcast January 7, 2016.

Jared Zeizel is a published author, award winning writer, filmmaker and avid lucid dreamer. Upon its release, his book, A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming, became an indie bestseller and is now available in eleven languages. He has an insatiable appetite for the unknown, loves applying metaphors to an ever confusing world and finds great solace in baking pies.

Regina Meredith
Jared Zeizel


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info0411, posted on July 22, 2016

nefera, posted on June 9, 2016

I spoke with a few friends and we intended to meet in dream time to do a ceremony to welcome the new earth. I ended up remembering our meeting and we were fairies building an alter with things from the forest and crystals. :)

cedguru, posted on February 9, 2016

I want to thank you Regina and Jared for this presentation. I've struggled with insomnia for so long. I have had some profoundly difficult times in my life, yet when talking with therapists I would deny their suggestions that those difficult times were the cause of the insomnia. I wanted to deny that the events had that much power over me I suppose. For the first time, here with the two of you, I finally see that connection. I grok it at last. I know this isn't the theme of the presentation, but whatever works, works! Maybe now I can cooperate with my dreams instead of fighting them. Thank you!

psaje.person, posted on January 15, 2016

Windows are an invisible barrier between two "worlds": the inner and outer. Typically, we can see right through a window from one side to the other. However, stained-glass windows obscure the view, making the other side imperceivable, or more difficult to perceive. In a room with stained-glass windows it would be easy to forget or not even realize there is a whole other world just on the other side of the window. If only the window were clear, you could see the outside world laid before you. So, crashing through a stained-glass window is like crashing through an invisible yet obscuring barrier between the inner and outer world - just like you do when you realize you are lucid dreaming. The shattered glass is a symbol for the "break through" in consciousness that comes in lucid dreaming. You've broken through the barrier that our usual sleeping mind presents. What else?

I LOVE lucid dreaming and have always had vivid dreams since as far back as I can remember. These days I often ask to get an answer to a specific question and almost always receive the answer. Actually I believe that I always do receive the answer, but just that sometimes I forget that part of the dream when I wake up. Sometimes I think I didn't get an answer and then later in the day a flash memory of the part of the dream that is the answer will come to me, or I will suddenly understand something in a symbolic way that totally represents the answer to my questions. A couple months ago I was has struggling with some really tight muscles in my back and was trying every stretch I've ever been given by my physio/chiro etc. and nothing was helping. So I asked my dream what stretch should I do, and sure enough I dreamed about doing yoga and this one pose that I hadn't been doing in waking life totally fixed my back pain in my dream. So of course I tried the stretch the next day and voila! back pain gone with just a few repetitions of that stretch throughout the day. Love it <3

Liam_robert_mooney, posted on January 13, 2016

Thanks a million to Regina,Jared and all three authors of that terrific book. I was reminded by Jareds taste of the dream fruit that i once had a dream whilst working away from home that i was smoking marijuana with my friends. The joint i was smoking in my dream got me to what felt like the highest ive ever been! I woke up completely conscious of the vivid feel and look of my environment. I've also had experiences eating magic mushrooms and ingesting other exotic hallucinogenics in the dream world which sometimes got me super stoned and other times poisoned me! haha! I am sure that i have a lot more to learn, experience and overcome in the dream world. as do we all :) Peace. And thanks for reminding this dreamer to be a conscious one :)

phoenixhansen, posted on January 11, 2016

Another great interview, Regina!

shaone, posted on January 9, 2016

Somewhat related to lucid dreaming, is a method/paradigm by Frank Kepple called Phasing (an extension of Robert Monroe' work).
There are a number of interesting and unique ideas in Franks Phasing model which is based on Four Primary Areas (Focuses).

My thinking in sharing about this here is that it may be a great help in discerning whilst Lucid Dreaming what is your own projection/experience, what is collective/shared, and what is beyond all such definition originating in 'the higher realms' so to speak.

Really enjoyed this interview, the inspired sharing between two experienced explorers certainly 'transcends the wires'!

tlroutley, posted on January 8, 2016

Thank you for this delightful and informative interview, Regina and Jared! Jared you have a lovely happiness and eagerness to life that is refreshing, I kept smiling all through the interview as well. I want to buy this book. The title is perfect "Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming". It takes us out of the woo woo and into serious wisdom here. Thanks to all three authors!

bvb10, posted on January 8, 2016

Thanks again for a great show :)

jamiecolombo, posted on January 7, 2016

That is very interesting about the lucid dream that involved Jared's sense of taste with the "dream fruit" that tasted so amazing. I had an unusual lucid dream that involved a heightened sense of smell. I was in the woods and could sense everything around me just from the smell of the air or ground. How we can only imagine perhaps a wild predatory animal can smell. It was amazing in ways that I can not even describe!

A tidbit on how I became a lucid dreamer unintentionally for those that are interested in trying to lucid dream.... I have been studying hypnosis this past year. Mid summer I started writing my own hypnosis scripts. When writing the scripts I am focusing on how to guide someone through their subconscious mind for whatever various needs are desires. Once I started focusing on ways for others to communicate with the subconscious, I started to have wonderful lucid dreams almost nightly. I was not trying to have lucid dreams, and at first I was wondering why they out of the blue were suddenly happening so often. I then realized the lucid dreams started about the time I began writing hypnosis scripts and thinking so deeply about conversing with the subconscious mind. What a great unexpected bonus it has been! Dreams mostly involve flying, short interactions with other beings. The visuals, smells and sounds are so much more vivid than in the waking world.

Not that everyone wants to be a hypnotist....but perhaps learning self hypnosis techniques would help.

Now that I think about it, perhaps I should write a script to help prep someone to have lucid dreams. This is why I love Regina's show and gaia. It is so great to hear intelligent people talk on such a broad range of topics that you can not hear about just anywhere. Myself, and I know others also, watch and get those great "ah -ha" moments.

Jared I am running out to get your book tomorrow. Thanks you two!

jasonjduke, posted on January 7, 2016

Thank you Regina! This is fun. Another good book to read. I really do have to get back to participatory dreaming. I remember my most vivid and powerful lucid dream as though I were awake which included both flying and teleportation. I didn't know I was dreaming until I said "Wait, this must be a dream." Oh well, at least I really felt like I summited Mt. Shasta. Forget all that climbing stuff.

How about lucidly reading a book in a dream? Or how about an entire library? Required skills: time manipulation, reading an entire page visually with the unbound mind, telepathy...oh ya, that is the Akashic records.

And then what about when I am sitting in full lotus, in my crystal grid, connecting with my tektite, whiffing frankincense, sandalwood and myrrh, and playing my symphony of Tibetan singing bowls where my forehead opens up into magical world of realness when I dream dreams. Um, pardon me, sorry, rather I experienced an altered state of consciousness through complicated scientific means of bioelectric coherence manifesting into a bodily bliss charge of...ah forget it.

Its all just a dream.

But the real nail biter; is synchronicity proof that the supposed non-dream world is really a dream? Just don't use that as proof if you are dreaming. Cause then you'd never know where the boundary terminates.

earlymorning, posted on January 7, 2016

This was interesting and informative. Just put the book on hold at my library. Looking forward to reading it and trying the exercises mentioned in the interview.

michaelamariejoan, posted on January 8, 2016

Awesome topic and nice guest with a cool personality. :)
Thanks for this interview!

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