Utne Reader editor Christian Williams hosts this podcast that explores the nature of consciousness through art, culture, and spirituality. Read more in the Abstract Notions blog.
Music clip: "9:01" by Floating Spirits from the album Earth Tones (Free Music Archive, licensed under Creative Commons).
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Music clip: "Ikaro de Proteccion" by Don Evangelino Murayay from the album El Canto del Tiempo/Ayahuasca Ikaros (Above Love Records, 2007).
April 30, 2015: In the second episode of the Abstract Notions podcast, Utne Reader editor Christian Williams discusses the fascinating world of lucid dreams (conscious awareness of the dream state) with lucid dreaming expert Robert Waggoner, co-author of Lucid Dreaming: Plain and Simple. Their conversation includes some background on what scientific research has revealed about lucid dreaming, tips and techniques for increased lucid dreaming, and discussion of the healing potential of lucid dreams.
Music clip: "All I Have to Do is Dream" by The Everly Brothers.
Music clip: "Llamando la Mareacion" by Don Evangelino Murayay from the album El Canto del Tiempo/Ayahuasca Ikaros (Above Love Records, 2007).
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