Syllabus - Lucid Dreaming: Discover the Power of Self-Awareness in Your Dreams

Instructor:  Ryan Hurd

About the course:

This special four week adult education course will focus on the fascinating topic of Lucid Dreaming, including discussions of how you can encourage lucid dreaming in your own life. Each week will include a live class broadcast, some suggested readings or videos, and a discussion forum on the topic of the week.

A lucid dream is when you know you are dreaming while still in the confines of sleep. This course shows you how to build a holistic and sustainable lucid dreaming practice, which will 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.

This is a seminar course and will not be graded.

Course Outline

  1. Lucid Dreaming 101
    • Overview of the course topics and aims: a holistic practice for lucidity.
    • Science and history of lucid dreaming
    • Setting up your sleep sanctuary
    • Developing a strong intention
  2. MIND Practices
    • Cognitive practices for increasing and maintaining lucidity.
    • Scientifically-vetted practices based on the latest research
    • Practices drawn from the habits of frequent lucid dreamers
  3. BODY Practices
    • Bio-physical constraints to consciousness and practices that address them.
    • Sleep postures and vigilance
    • Supplements and the role of diet modification
  4. SOUL Practices
    • Emotional and healing practices for a balanced and grounded center.
    • Confronting nightmares and sleep paralysis
    • Ancestral dreams and visitations
    • The lucid void and beyond

Course Materials

Required readings will be provided in the REC classroom, drawn from Ryan Hurd’s ebook Lucid Immersion Guidebook (file provided with course) Students may read ahead.

More suggested readings (articles, books, and blogs), YouTube videos, experiencer websites and links to other materials will also be provided for those who are interested in delving more deeply.

To Get the Most out of the Class

Join us to watch the live broadcast or watch the recording at your leisure. Log into the REC Classroom, meet your classmates, join the discussions, and take advantage of the free materials uploaded to the classroom for further study.  Participating in the discussion forums is not required but is strongly encouraged to give you the full classroom experience.  Forums give you a great opportunity to share your ideas and learn about the ideas of other students.