Calling Impactful Lucid Dreams
Immerse yourself in a lucid sanctuary for two weeks and watch how your life transforms.
Essential details: This live intensive runs February 27 - March 9. This workshop is designed with busy professionals in mind, with evening presentations (for most of the US) and 24/7 forum access.
We will study together the most scientifically validated methods for lucid dreaming and support each other as we move deeper into the mythic landscape of the imagination.
This mastermind course will ignite your lucid dream life, providing you the best catalysts for a more lucid dream life that open up new vistas of insight, creativity and healing.You’ll wake up to your waking life too as you unlock old energy patterns, igniting confidence, creativity, and vitality.
What exactly is a lucid dream?
A lucid dream is when you know you are dreaming while still in the confines of sleep. Beginner and advanced dreamers alike will benefit from this course as we address the major roadblocks to greater lucidity. You’ll be part of a nurturing community as you focus on your motivations for developing a sustainable lucid dreaming practice.
Why Lucid Dream?
Lucid dreaming has become a holy grail for many dreamers, and for good reason. . . when lucid, you have the ability to step into your power and actively participate in the mythic landscape of your imagination.
You can take the path less traveled, or manifest a soulful intention out of thin air. You can fly, transform your dream body, and even directly ask the dream for guidance about your waking life.
You will learn how to focus your lucidity for rekindling creativity: for accessing luminous geometric mandalas, spontaneous poetry, musical soundscapes and mythic art.
Or you can open up to healing imagery; as well as enter into deeply soulful conversation with ancestors and other powerful figures.
We will also discuss the power of facing nightmares, and reclaiming safe places so you can be free from repetitive fears and start living a new story.
What's unique about this workshop?
This is not just a nuts-and-bolts class on how get lucid in a dream, but also a course for how to navigate the choppy waters of the dream once you are lucid, so your dreams last longer and go can go deeper into the soulful topics that you care about the most.
And of course, in the process you’ll learn how to rest and sleep better too, which in itself increases emotional resilience as well as health and longevity.
Who is the instructor?
I am Ryan Hurd, founder of the popular blog DreamStudies.org, and author of several books on dreams and nightmares, including Sleep Paralysis and Lucid Immersion Guidebook, as well as co-editor of the scholarly collection Lucid dreaming: New perspectives on consciousness in sleep.
I have lectured at numerous schools and colleges on the topics of lucid dreaming, sleep paralysis and dream research, including sharing the stage with Stephen LaBerge at Stanford University. Currently I'm Lecturer of Psychology and Holistic Studies at John. F. Kennedy University, where I teach graduate courses on dream research. My work has been featured on CNN, NPR, Mashable, and many more media outlets. I am also a current member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and abide by their ethics policy for dream work practices. As for teaching lucid dreaming, I gave my first lucid dreaming workshop in 1997 in Athens, GA.
I also am a life long lucid dreamer who has had hundreds of lucid dreams. Although I have occasional spontaneous lucid dreams, only through 25 years of self-study and research have I been able to discover the key to igniting my lucid dream life and effectively double (and even tripling) my lucid dreaming frequency. I am no enlightened master though; I consider myself first and foremost a student of the dream!
Blow up your Lucid Roadblocks
Some people say that in a lucid dreams, you can do anything, that the possibilities are limitless. Sadly, this is a half truth because honestly you can only go as far as your personal lucid roadblocks.
And all lucid dreamers stumble into roadblocks along the way.
That is the nature of the dreaming path because lucidity is not a skill to be mastered once and for all. Rather, lucidity is a life practice that continues to evolve throughout the decades as you mature, evolve, and transform.
Do suffer from these common lucid roadblocks?
- Frustratingly short lucid dreams
- Powerful emotional surges that hijack the mood
- Long dry spells with little dream recall
Others have found that their ability to lucid dream has bottomed out after initial successes: what was once easy and effortless is now clouded with resistance, fear, or even boredom or indecision in the dream.
Or maybe you haven't had a lucid dream yet, despite trying every trick in the book for inducing lucidity.
These are not signs that you've lost your way or that lucid dreaming is not for you. Rather, lucid roadblocks are a signal that some need is not being met in your preparations. Something is missing.
Tailored Skill Development and Supportive Community
I have found through my own lucid life practice (with all its ups and downs in lucid dreaming for the last 25 years) that the key is identifying your roadblocks, and dissolving them through tailored skill development that strengthens not only the mind, but also body and soul.
Lucid success is found by focusing your efforts in a manageable way. And just importantly, success is about knowing when to rest, when to step back and see how your dreams--and your life-- has shifted do to this work.
I have also found for myself that being part of an active, positive and non-competitive community while immersing in personal lucid dream work is the missing piece of the puzzle.
Putting the wrong pressure on yourself can actually inhibit dreams; but developing a safe container for your work will do the opposite: igniting your lucidity and dissolving your roadblocks quickly.
In this course, you will:
- Learn to effectively invite lucid dreams and “big” dreams when you are ready for them
- Discover effective intentions that are easy to remember
- Develop a new level of trust in the dreams' unfoldment
- Apply that hard-won dream wisdom to waking life
- Meet dreamers from around the world
- Have a chance to ask your own questions
- Receive personal feedback from me, your instructor
- Have fun with the whole process!
What is the structure of the course?
This course is structured like a personal development workshop. While the video classes are live, you can watch the recordings if you miss them. And the forum is open 24/7 so you can easily do this course in a way that works with your schedule.
MODULE 1: FINDING YOUR WAY — The big picture for Lucid Ignition, including finding your strongest intentions and making sure you have set up your “lucid container.”
MODULE 2: MIND– Cognitive practices for increasing and maintaining lucidity. These are scientifically vetted based on the latest research as well as drawn from the habits of frequent lucid dreamers.
MODULE 3: BODY – Bio-physical constraints to consciousness and practices that address them, including sleep postures, supplements, and the role of diet modification.
MODULE 4: SOUL—Emotional and healing practices for a balanced and grounded center, as well as confronting nightmares, sleep paralysis and other difficult dream experiences in order to dissolve fear and unleash creative energy.
Features of this course include:
- 4 live webinar lectures followed by ample time for Q&A. Webinars will take place on Mondays and Thursdays at 8pm EST: February 27, March 2, March 6, and March 9.
- All webinars and teleseminars will be recorded and available for you 24/7, as well as the lecture slides
- Homework includes downloadable activities, suggested readings and videos, and suggested lucid induction techniques
- At-a-glance course completion lets you see what activities you have completed and what's next
- An easy-to-use forum for sharing your experiences and asking questions to me and our community
- Lifetime access to all course materials
Testimonials from past students of Lucid Ignition
I’ve never had a lucid dream before and this is the first I’ve had where this has happened! If you’re both serious or just curious about whether lucid dreaming is for you, then I highly recommend this course.
— Oneida W., Winter 2016 graduate
To be honest, I was delighted to go lucid towards the beginning! I almost never go lucid, and after trying a different intention and a free write it just happened. I was able to shift into a more relaxed intention.
— A.S., Spring 2016 graduate
I highly recommend this course! I have had sporadic lucid dreams for years, but never identified any particular ways to bring them about. This class provides great tools and material to help focus goals, identify barriers, and build skills to enhance access to lucid dreaming.
— Robert L., Fall 2015 graduate
This course really blew my mind. Crazy as it may sound, Ryan was the greatest surprise of all. I was delighted to discover his depth of knowledge and experience, and his sincere willingness to go the distance with us and share himself in such an authentic way.
–Melina, Winter 2016 graduate
This is my first time taking an online class. When Ryan Hurd offered Lucid Ignition class, I wasn’t sure to take it since I can’t keep up or may not understand the assignments. This class was simple and easy to follow. Ryan offers encouragement and motivation in his comments. I totally recommend this class if you are looking for someone to trust. I am glad I did.
— Jaime L., Fall 2015 graduate
Ryan’s course helped me to understand some of my personal roadblocks on the lucid dreaming path and to effectively address them. The course truly did “ignite” my lucid dreaming practice and “re-ignite” my enthusiasm for lucid dreaming generally. I feel like I’m on track again!
-Jan, Fall 2015 graduate
Lucid Ignition taught by Ryan Hurd is a well thought out online course. His devotion to the students needs is really helpful for a beginning lucid dreamer.
— Ryan M., Spring 2016 graduate
Regardless of where you are in your lucid dreaming journey, there will be something to help you bring your practice to the next level. The course is very comprehensive.
— Sonia E., Winter 2016 graduate
This course enabled me to bring everything together to form a lifetime practice. The interactive sessions and wealth of information that was generously provided by Ryan was invaluable. Being from New Zealand time zones were no barriers to participating in this life changing course.
–Blair V., Fall 2015 graduate
It was a really enjoyable journey! After getting so many information about LD technics, reading tons of books, I missed the human dimension of learning: join a group, get practical direction, focus on a period of time of practice, share with other people. The group was dynamic, open-minded, motivating. Ryan replied to questions, shared from his long experience, both success and failure, provided a lot of information.
— Alex, Spring 2016 graduate
I cannot imagine a better or more professional class for either beginner lucid dreamers or someone who needs to up their game.
— Paul Z., Spring 2016 graduate
I’ve read many books on lucid dreaming, but the personal mentorship that Ryan gave me was invaluable. He is extremely knowledgable and broadly so. Everyone was able to gain something specific and personalized from him during our meetings.
–Dashiell B., Winter 2016 graduate
Ryan is a dream researcher, educator and author whose website DreamStudies.org has been training dreamers since 2007. He is the author of Lucid Immersion Guidebook (2012) and co-editor of the two volume reference book Lucid dreaming: New perspectives on consciousness in sleep (2014). Ryan is also Lecturer of Psychology and Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University, and a frequent instructor for the Rhine Education Center. His work has been cited by CNN, NPR, Mashable, TEDMED, Psychology Today, Mysterious Universe, and many more media channels. Ryan lives in Philadelphia, PA.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the risk?
I strongly suspect that the unique combination of expert instruction, positive community and personalized feedback will work for you to ignite your lucid dreaming practice.
However, I am offering a money back guarantee for the first three days of the course (equivalent to drop/add in college lingo). Try out my approach and see our community of dreamers in action. Compare that to the risk of spinning your gears for another six months, and I think you’ll see the risk is minimal.
Course registration is limited to 50 participants. Secure your seat now and get ready to Ignite your lucid dreaming!