Marie-Jean Léon Lecoq was the first person to coin the term réve lucide (lucid dream). The sinologist turned oneirologist (specialist in the study of dreams) diligently recorded his dreams on a daily basis from the age of thirteen and wrote extensively on the concept of controlling dreams. His own personal technique was to chew orris […]
“You’re not real! This is a dream! Wake up! Wake up!” I was woken up by my own voice in my head, amazed that I was capable of intervening so powerfully in my subconscious. It strikes me as an act of creative will that you can do this. It enables you to break out of a pre-existing narrative and take control of your own story.
In the many years since Walt Whitman wrote it, the quote below has oft been stated, it has been taped to many walls, scribbled into a multitude of notebooks, sung, chanted, howled. And yet it still retains all of its original power. As Spring breaks over the Earth this 2015, we offer it to you […]
C. A. Halpin is an artist, collector and curator of extraordinary art. After obtaining an M.A. in Illustration from The Royal College in 1989 she began to work as an animator, designing and directing both commercial and fine art films. She first opened her Outside World gallery in London in 1998, originally showing the work […]
Whatever your point of view on any topic, we offer you this succinct post as a reminder to always consider things from an alternate perspective than the one you typically default to. Point of View : a position or perspective from which something is considered or evaluated : standpoint. First Known Use of Point of View: 1720 […]
The waves give me a sense of total presence in the water and sharpen my focus on my surroundings but in a hypnotic manner. In the years since the surgery, I have used surfing as therapeutic experience. My wife would often say ‘you need to get in the water.’
What if the distant past holds more emotional power over us than we realize?
NICK TABONE works on tall ships and in the film industry. He will appear in director Ron Howard’s upcoming film In The Heart Of The Sea based on the book by Nathaniel Philbrick. He divides his time between Europe and Canada. He likes words. Occasionally he writes them down. Nick’s story and life choices inspired us […]
Chances are that you’ve heard of automatic writing and automatic drawing; you may even have used these techniques as a way of accessing your subconscious and channeling a creative force within you that otherwise lies dormant. But have you ever tried cut-ups and / or cubomania? The cut-up technique and cubomania are, like the automatism techniques, […]