Really humbled to have my art on the cover of David Jay Brown’s latest book, Dreaming Wide Awake. I’ve been a fan of David’s work for many years and was thrilled to be able to provide some art for his newest work.
Thanks also to Aaron Davis, Inner Traditions International and Park Street Press.
About The Author:
“David Jay Brown holds a master’s degree in psychobiology from New York University. A former neuroscience researcher at the University of Southern California, he has written for Wired, Discover, and Scientific American, and his news stories have appeared on The Huffington Post and CBS News. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including The New Science of Psychedelics and Frontiers of Psychedelic Consciousness. He lives in Ben Lomond, California.”
Dreaming Wide Awake: Lucid Dreaming, Shamanic Healing, and Psychedelics:
“In a lucid dream, you “awaken” within your dream and realize you are dreaming. With this extraordinary sense of awakening comes a clear perception of the continuity of self between waking and sleeping and the ability to significantly influence what happens within the dream, giving you the opportunity to genuinely experience anything without physical or social consequences. In this way, lucid dreaming offers therapeutic opportunities for fantasy fulfillment, fear confrontation, and releasing the trauma of past experiences. With development and practice, lucid dreaming can provide a powerful path to greater awareness, heightened creativity, spiritual awakening, and communication with the vast interconnected web of cosmic consciousness.”
“A fascinating read. With curiosity and heart, David Jay Brown invites the reader to explore a unique fusion of shamanism, psychedelics, and lucid dreaming. Watch the doors between the worlds swing open!” (Clare Johnson, Ph.D., author of Breathing in Colour and Dreamrunner)
“Dreaming Wide Awake takes you on a psychedelic romp through the beauty, mystery, and healing potential of the ‘conscious’ unconscious. Well researched and written, it has something for every inner explorer.” (Robert Waggoner, author of Lucid Dreaming Gateway to the Inner Self and coauthor of Lucid Dreaming,)
“David Jay Brown’s book is a brilliant synthesis of current research, ancient and indigenous wisdom, and extensive personal experience. Based on a wealth of hard data, historical research, and dream diaries, Brown deftly ties together not only lucid dreams but also similar events from other altered states. While the book centers on lucid dreams, it incorporates parallel experiences in psychedelic use and shamanism, giving us, perhaps, the first sophisticated synthesis for exploring difficult to access realms of consciousness. Filled with practical and doable suggestions on how to enhance lucid dreaming and how to maximize its healing effects, Dreaming Wide Awake is a splendid, well-written, revelatory, yet pragmatic look at the dreaming mind.” (James Fadiman Ph.D., microdose researcher and author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe)
Dreaming Wide Awake can be found at www.innertraditions.com/dreaming-wide-awake
Full Artwork “Gratitude For The Earth And Sky” – www.FineArtAmerica.com/featured/gratitude-for-the-earth-and-sky-cameron-gray.html