The integral approach to dreams addresses the multidimensionality of Being, bringing contemporary science and ancient practices in dialogue. This approach is a response to our complex dream ecology in a way that honors the multifaceted and creative nature of the dreaming mind.
In the first half of the workshop, we will explore the core principles of Integral Dreaming. We will focus on extraordinary experiences in dreams, those dreams that creatively give us inklings of an expanded self, and paradoxically, teach us about no-self, including transpersonal experiences in lucid dreams, dreams within dreams, OBEs and in transitional sleep (hypnagogic and hypnopompic).
The second half of the workshop will introduce the Integral Dream Practice (IDP). The experiential practice emphasizes creative participation, reflective awareness and integrative acts. The participants will have the opportunity to experience first hand the initial phase of IDP, which uses contemplative and dream re-entry practices, with automatic writing and poetic synthesis.
Fariba Bogzaran Ph.D.
Fariba Bogzaran, visionary, professor and artist is the founder of the dream studies program at JFK University and co-founder of the Lucid Art Foundation. She is one of the pioneers in the field of dream studies and has received recognition of outstanding contribution to the International Association for the Study of Dreams. In the 1980's, she researched the science of lucid dreaming with Lucidity Project team at Stanford Sleep Laboratory and has written and taught the spiritual aspect of lucid dreaming, awareness methods and creativity for over twenty years. Her work with arts and consciousness connected her to the lineage of Surrealism and Dynaton group and as an artist she combines art and science to explore the mind through lucid dreaming and as a scholar she has curated numerous exhibitions since 1985. She is the author of many articles on arts, consciousness and dreams and co-author of three books: Extraordinary Dreams (SUNY, 2002); Five Keys to the Secret World of Remedios Varo (2008) and forthcoming book Integral Dreaming (SUNY).
In the 1980's, she researched the science of lucid dreaming with Lucidity Project team at Stanford Sleep Laboratory and has written and taught the spiritual aspect of lucid dreaming, awareness methods and creativity for overtwenty years. Dr. Bogzaran has received recognition of outstanding contribution to the International Association for the Study of Dreams and Professor of the Year from Graduate School for Holistic Studies, John F. Kennedy University.