Celebrating 40 Years of Lucid Dreaming Exploration!

40 years ago a young┬áscientist┬áprovided the first proof of the existence of lucid dreaming. This was at a time when most scientists claimed that lucid dreaming – waking up inside a dream – was impossible. Even many psychoanalysts and other professionals who worked closely with dreams doubted that anyone could become conscious in the unconscious world of dreams. Dr Keith Hearne’s pioneering experiment with lucid dreamer Alan Worsley showed that lucid dreamers can not only wake up inside a dream; they can also signal their awareness from within the dream, through a series of pre-agreed eye movements. On the morning of 12th April 1975, history was made, and the first ever ocular signals from a lucid dreamer were recorded.

Now it’s time to celebrate the incredible progress that has been made with lucid dream research over 40 years. Lucid dreaming is now known to help with nightmares, creativity, problem-solving, sports skills and trauma, and its use in therapies is expanding. Together with Dr Hearne I’ll be exploring everything from the science of lucid dreaming to its creative and healing applications in a day-long celebration at the Dream Research Institute in London on Sat 28th March (click here for tickets). Come and join us! There’s even a lucidity dinner afterwards where participants can chat informally to Keith and I about all things lucid.

Celebrating 40 Years of Lucid Dreaming Exploration flyer 2015

Celebrating 40 years of LD

6 Responses to “Celebrating 40 Years of Lucid Dreaming Exploration!”

  1. Sergio Arthuro, January 28, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Congratulations for all lucid dreamers and lucid dream researchers!
    Especially for Dr Keith Hearne and Dr Clare Johnson.
    I will try to attend the event..
    Best regards,

  2. Clare Johnson PhD (Clare Jay), January 28, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Thank you Sergio! I hope you make our event. It’ll be quite interactive, with question times and a discussion between Keith and I on consciousness, healing, dying, in connection with lucid dreaming. And a lucidity dinner to finish where people can chat informally. Best wishes, Clare

  3. Simon Mitchell, March 17, 2015 at 6:18 pm


    We have developed a hypnagogic light that takes the viewer on a voyage of discovery and into a state of lucid dreaming.

    We can demonstrate and can bring our gazebo and five Wonderlights for people to try it at your event at the end of March. In addition we rent the lights on a cost effective basis as we believe that there are significant benefits to using Wonderlight, not least of which is meditation and beautifully colourful lucid dreaming.

    Kind regards

    Simon N Mitchell
    Wonderlight Technologies

  4. Clare Johnson PhD (Clare Jay), March 18, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Hi Simon,
    I think I tried this machine (or a similar one) at a Gateways of the Mind conference in London, it was quite an experience!
    I’ll be in touch as it could be fun to feature this at the 40 year celebration of lucid dreaming exploration event.

  5. James, March 22, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I’ve got commitments in the morning, but would love to come in the afternoon, is it possible (and worthwhile) if i just get there from about 13:30?

  6. Clare Johnson PhD (Clare Jay), March 22, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Hi James,
    I know at least one other person who is only attending in the afternoon as he has to work that morning. And it will still be worthwhile, especially if you can make the relaxed Lucidity Dinner after the event. You’ll arrive in the lunch break, if you go to the EventBrite tickets page you can ask Mary Ziemer, the organiser, about how to meet up with everyone if you want to join for lunch.
    Hope to see you!

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