In the dream world, the strange and remarkable are commonplace. Dreams are constructed from fuzziness, uncanniness and ephemera. (...) In the dream state, our mind achieves effortlessly what we struggle to make it do when awake.
We might not require the waking life contrivances of inspiration-inducing tools and rituals in the dream state. But neither should we go into our dreams empty handed. In the interviews that follow, MISC speaks with adept dreamers – among them, psychologists, psychiatrists, religious scholars, creativity consultants, writers and broadcasters – about how to explore the dream state using tools and rituals to help induce creative dreams, explore those dreams lucidly as they occur, and retain the insights they generate.
Become an Oneironaut. Brush your teeth. Crawl into bed. Turn out the lights, listen to nothing and look at nothing. As you drift off think to yourself; the ritual is complete, I have the tools I need, maybe tonight I’ll find something.