Lucid Dreaming and OBE Panel June 9, 2013Posted by Admin in Meetings.
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Lucid Dreaming and Out-of-Body Experience:
A Panel discussion and Q&A session featuring
Katya Walter, author of Double-Bubble Universe
Michael Minuto, leader of The Monroe Institute® in Austin
Robert Price, president and director of research for INACS
Tuesday, June 18 , 2013, 6:30–9 p.m.,
Austin Center for Spiritual Living
5555 North Lamar Boulevard, Suite D-115
Co-hosted by INACS and IONS Austin
Public invited; $5 donation appreciated
Register at http://ld-obe-panel.eventbrite.com
Join us for the second in our series of programs about the connection between lucid dreaming and out-of-body experience—a live panel discussion and Q&A session featuring individuals who have experienced both lucid dreams and OBE’s, and altered their worldview in light of these amazing experiences.
Questions to be explored will include:
- What is the relationship between lucid dreaming and out-of-body experience (OBE)?
- Do the experiences overlap in any way, and how are they different?
- How might a conceptual framework of consciousness explain what is happening during OBEs, lucid dreams, and other psychic experiences?
- What do lucid dreaming and out-of-body experience reveal about the nature of consciousness and the nature of reality?
- Can most people learn to explore these states? If so, how?
- Are there any potential dangers in exploring lucid dreams and OBEs? What type of precautions should be taken?
- What are the potential benefits of lucid dreaming and OBE for the individual, society, and humanity?
For detailed questions in downloadable PDF format, click here.
Katya Walter has a doctorate with an interdisciplinary emphasis from the University of Texas at Austin. She spent five years of post-doctoral study at the Jung Institute of Zurich, and a year of post-study in China. Dr. Walter taught in colleges and universities in the United States and abroad for 16 years before focusing on writing and lecturing. She has published in the areas of cosmology, chaos theory, social criticism, and poetry. She has given numerous workshops on the I Ching, chaos theory, synchronicity, and dreams in the United States and Europe.
Walter is author of the Touching God’s TOE series of books. She also authored an accompanying handbook called Dream Mail designed for contemplating the deeper structure of dreams. It discusses the fractal messages that are carried in the symbolism of dreams and how to interpret dreams for daily life.
Michael Minuto is a senior software manager who has been in the software industry for more than 20 years. His interest in spiritual development and metaphysics began at an early age and continues to be a source of passion and inspiration in his life.
Minuto is the local chapter leader of The Monroe Institute in Austin and a Reiki master. He leads meditation groups based on the TMI material, and is also a co-organizer for the Austin Astral Projectors group. He has been studying metaphysical and spiritual topics for more than 20 years and has been involved in and followed the teachings of Edgar Cayce, Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan Dream Yoga, meditation, Jungian psychology and dream work, and Theosophy.
While working with the TMI Gateway series audio program at home in the mid-1990s, Minuto had a series of life-changing out-of-body experiences. Since then, he has developed the ability to replicate the OBE and lucid dreaming states consistently and has had many hundreds of experiences. His deep first-hand knowledge and experience with the subject allows him to provide unique experience-based insight and practical tips and tricks for folks who are interested in getting started with or perfecting their OBE and lucid dreaming practice.
Minuto is currently working on a blog and a book on OBEs and lucid dreaming and is working toward offering classes and personal coaching for those who want to develop these abilities as part of their spiritual path. His TMI Meetup group can be found at http://meetup.com/TMIAustin.
Robert Price (moderator) is a clinical psychologist with strong research and personal interests in sleep and dreaming, lucid dreaming, meditation, altered states of consciousness, human bioenergies, and the nature of reality. He believes that personal and scientific exploration of these states can greatly expand our understanding of the potential of the human mind.
While a graduate student at the University of Texas in Austin, Dr. Price managed the sleep laboratory. During that time, he conducted sleep lab studies of REM sleep auditory biofeedback, the narrative structure of dreams, lucid dreaming, eye movement signaling techniques, and frequent nightmare experience. Price has published several articles on these subjects, including a chapter on lucid dream induction, and has presented his research at scientific conferences. This intensive study of lucid dreaming triggered a number of extremely vivid lucid dreams that had a profound impact on Price’s view of human consciousness, dreaming, and OBE.
After receiving his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Texas in 1992, Price completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Austin State Hospital, where he went on to work with the severely mentally ill for 25 years, serving for five years as director of psychology.
Since retiring from state service in 2010, Price has devoted more of his energies to the Institute for Neuroscience and Consciousness Studies (www.INACS.org), where he has served as director of research since it was founded in 1990 and is currently serving as president. Bob is committed to advancing both the research and educational missions of INACS.