Portland Psychedelic Society presents Liminal Mind

Portland Psychedelic Society presents Liminal Mind


jennifer and erik

Don't miss the chance to join two of psychedelic culture's most adventurous thinkers to learn how to unlock the potential of your LIMINAL MIND.

Jennifer Dumpert (Liminal Dreaming: Exploring Consciousness at the Edges of Sleep) and Erik Davis (Tech Gnosis, High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies) discuss and explore what they call LIMINAL MIND. Between dream and waking, between fact and fiction, between sacred and the ordinary, liminal mind blooms in in the in-between spaces of twilight, ambiguity, weird possibility, and creative encounter. Discussing and exploring practices of dreaming, meditation, psychogeography, and psychedelic consciousness, Dumpert and Davis will show how easy it can be to access the fantastic edges of the everyday.

All events are designed to promote education and harm reduction - no illegal activity will be tolerated.

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Erik Davis & Jennifer Dumpert: Liminal Mind

jennifer-dumpertJennifer Dumpert is a San Francisco-based writer, lecturer, and consciousness hacker. She is the author of the recently released Liminal Dreaming: Exploring Consciousness at the Edges of Sleep and the founder of the Oneironauticum, an international organization that explores the phenomenological experience of dreams as a means of experimenting with mind. She also teaches the practice of Liminal Dreaming—surfing the edges of consciousness using hypnagogic and hypnopompic dream states.

Jennifer has lectured and led workshops at festivals, conferences, and venues worldwide. She has also authored numerous pieces about various aspects of dream work. You can read selected pieces and watch videos of presentations at Jennifer’s website, http://www.urbandreamscape.com.

As an active member of the Consciousness Hacking movement, Jennifer has presented at CH SF, CH NYC, and the Transformational Technology conference. She has trained in yoga nidra with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, of the Yoga Nidra Network, and with Richard Miller, of iRest Yoga Nidra.

Jennifer posts a daily dream to Twitter as @OneiroFer, and has been doing so since January, 2009.


erik-davisErik Davis is an author, podcaster, award-winning journalist, and independent scholar based in San Francisco. His wide-ranging work focuses on the intersection of alternative religion, media, and the popular imagination.

He is the author, most recently, of High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies, co-published by MIT Press and Strange Attractor. He also wrote Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica (2010), The Visionary State: A Journey through California’s Spiritual Landscape (2006), a critical volume on Led Zeppelin (2005), and the celebrated TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information (1998).

Erik’s scholarly and popular essays on music, technoculture, drugs, and spirituality have appeared in scores of books, magazines, and journals, and his writing has been translated into a dozen languages. He explores the “cultures of consciousness” on his long-running weekly podcast Expanding Mind, on the Progressive Radio Network. Davis has spoken widely at conferences, retreat centers, and festivals, and has been interviewed by CNN, the BBC, public radio, and the New York Times. He graduated from Yale University, and earned his PhD in religious studies at Rice University. Learn more at http://techgnosis.com/

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