Sound and dream are deeply interrelated. During REM dreams, sound provides an excellent oneirogen—any herb, root, substance, sound, or scent, that promotes vivid dreams. Sound can also help promote good sleep and pleasant dreams and can be used to counter bad or frightening dreams. Sound can also help you find your way into liminal dreams—the dream states that lie between waking and sleep. Sound also can be used to explore the stages of hypnagogia, the liminal dream state that happens as you’re falling asleep.
In this presentation, dream expert Jennifer Dumpert will explore topics of sound as oneirogen, offering practices for exploring this phenomenon. She’ll also outline using sound for sleep and to counter unpleasant dreams. She will then describe liminal dreaming, walking us through the steps of hypnagogia and exploring ways to work with liminal dreaming, including binaural beats and yoga Nidra. She’ll finish the session with a yoga Nidra. Attendees of this session should come prepared to lie down during the final part of the presentation to enjoy the Nidra.