Lucid Dreaming – Oxford

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£110 MEMBERS, £140 NON-MEMBERS
Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th April
Oxford
11am – 6pm

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

– Edgar Allan Poe

Learn how to enter and navigate the astral worlds consciously.

We spend almost one third of our life asleep, where we slip in an uncontrolled way into an unconscious dream state, experiencing extraordinary mental images and sensations – only to return with vague impressions that we barely remember when we awaken. 

Many feel that there must be something more to dreaming than just some imagined series of events and images involuntarily occurring in the mind while we sleep.   

Imagine if we could make use of that time asleep, not just for resting and regenerating the body, but for learning, problem solving, exploring, healing and even for spiritual practice.

Lucid dreaming is the practice of becoming conscious while in the dream state, so that we can interact voluntarily with the dream world. The practice of lucid dreaming has been explored for thousands of years. The ancient yogic tradition revealed specific techniques of training that allow one to explore shifting states of consciousness while remaining fully aware, allowing one to ‘wake up’ while dreaming, and even to explore the dream world consciously.  

For yogis, this experience is more than just exploring the images and scenes created by the mind, it is something that takes place in another dimension of reality – the astral worlds, where we can discover our own astral body and gain deep insights into the multidimensional nature of our own spiritual being, and of the universe in which we exist. 

Expand your understanding of your waking reality and overall existence, that is difficult to obtain by other means.

Together, we will dive into: 

  • The nature and structure of the astral dimensions according to ancient yogic and modern Western research. 
  • How to bring awareness into altered states of consciousness 
  • Techniques for recognising the dream state and ‘waking up’ while dreaming. 
  • Yoga Nidra – the yoga of conscious sleep 

*Note, this workshop will not be about the interpretation of dreams, but rather about gaining an understanding of the astral worlds and learning how to enter and navigate them consciously. 

Why explore lucid dreaming?

Make use of the time wasted being unconscious – add years’ worth of experience to enrich your waking life.

Power of visualisation – When we dream we awaken a huge latent potential of the mind – visualisation becomes more powerful than in the waking state.

Wish fulfilment – eating when on a diet, walking if you are paralysed, seeing if you are blind. Even people who were born blind or deaf can in many cases see and hear in their dreams. Subtle senses.

Extraordinary experiences – We are free of physical laws, so we can do the ‘impossible’- fly, breathe underwater, explore any landscape, meet any character. In dreams we are free of social boundaries – can have erotic encounters, live fantasies.

Adventure – You can choose an adventure – a classic or one of your own creation and be the hero. Not only is it exiting it can also help you see yourself in new ways and even go through different processes of learning and transformation. Separation- initiation – return. The classic journey of growth.

Overcoming Fears/ nightmares – You have the power to face the fear/danger and find the source of it, nightmares come from the projection of our fears and lower resonances. Facing them we can transform the situation. 

Creativity and Inspiration – Tap into incredible amounts of knowledge and inspiration – create, invent. Both writers, artists and scientists have come up with a lot of their creations while dreaming.

Improving physical skills – sensory- motor skills that have already been mastered in rough outlines can be improved in lucid dreaming. 

Problem Solving – Looking into the dream for advice, guidance, creative solutions, test solutions

Healing – Physical ailments have a subtle cause that you can discover in your dreams

Lovemaking – being able to meet with your beloved even when you’re not physically together

Spiritual and Mystical Exploration – it can be a spiritual practice, offering opportunities for self-discovery, enlightenment, and even contact with higher states of consciousness or entities.

Who’s it for?

• For those who wish as a deep spiritual practice to explore the illusory nature of our personal reality, both in the dream state and waking state – to awaken an entirely new and expanded way of relating to yourself, others and the reality we exist in.

• For someone who wants to make use of the third of our life that we are unconscious, to use for enhancing your waking life

• For someone who is interested in a extraordinary method for exploring ones own subconscious mind – unlocking tremendous potential for healing, creativity, inspiration, problem solving

Booking

  • Members: £110
  • Non-members: £140

*Members are those who are currently attending one of our courses, including Try Tara Pass holders.

Location: Tara Yoga Centre, 2nd Floor Crown House, 193 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UT

Meet the teacher

Morgan Arundel

Morgan has been a dedicated and enthusiastic practitioner of tantra yoga for over 20 years. He is passionate about teaching and sharing his knowledge with others, inspiring them on their own journey of spiritual awakening and transformation. With a unique ability to bring clarity to ancient teachings, he combines his deep spiritual knowledge with broad life experience, helping him to convey spiritual ideas to a wide range of people in clear and insightful ways. He teaches yoga and tantra in Oxford and coordinates spiritual groups for men inspiring them to awaken their masculine potential. 

Contact: morgan@tarayogacentre.co.uk 

Find out more about Lucid Dreaming!

Dreaming Lucidly podcast

Listen to this podcast to hear as Tara teacher Morgan Arundel explains to student Vivienne Rush, that through lucid dreaming we can open up an exciting new world of many dimensions and possibilities.

Student reflections – Lucid Dreaming (blog article)

“Many nights I was aware that I was dreaming and I would wake up just after having realised that I was doing so. I did not know that this state could be trained so that one could enter it whenever they wished. Having had many vivid dreams where I was aware I was dreaming all my life – later I would find out they were called lucid dreams, when the opportunity arose to attend such a workshop, I immediately took it…”