The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
Deep Lucid Dreaming with Clare Johnson, PhD

Guide your dreams with the power of thought and intention. Explore creativity, healing, sex, grief, and the nature of time and space. Today we talk to Lucid Dreaming expert Dr. Clare Johnson.

Clare describes an intense dream which spurred her to write her next book which is currently in the editing phase. She says that dreams, lucid or not, demonstrate that we are in partnership with our own subconscious. She tells of lucid dreams in which she questions the nature of dreams, energy, and even of matter. We then get into a conversation about nightmares: what they are for and some ideas about dealing with them in the dream itself or in the waking state.

After the break, we take a call from Holmes from New York who tells about a dream where he is with a pastor but can’t hear what he says. The pastor has a spider on his head which looks right at Holmes and gets bigger and bigger. Clare suggests he go back into the dream if he wants to find out what the pastor said. He also tells us he has many sex dreams which Clare says is sometimes related to spiritual awakening. Homes finishes by telling us how a waking life meditation allowed him to let go of his fear of dream whales.

We take a second call from John from Santa Cruz about how he often drifts in and out of dreaming and wakefulness. Clare ends by talking about how raising our quality of awareness can improve the consciousness that we take with us when we die.

Go to Clare’s webpage for a 50% discount on her popular 30-Day Power of Dreams class using the code word “dream”.

BIO: Dr. Clare Johnson is a global lucidity teacher and a pioneer in the field. She was the first person in the world to earn a PhD in Lucid Dreaming as a creative tool. Past President of IASD, she founded Deep Lucid Dreaming Video Courses and has written seven dream books.

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Episode recorded during a live broadcast on February 3, 2024 at, community radio of Santa Cruz.

Intro and outro music by Mood Science. Ambient music new every week by Rick Kleffel. Archived music can be found at Many thanks to Rick Kleffel for also engineering the show and to Tony Russomano for the phones.


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