The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
Halloween Dreams with Ryan Hurd

Sleep paralysis, spirits, lucid nightmares, and other things that go bump in the night. Today it’s a Halloween special with lucid dreamer, Ryan Hurd. We talk about trickster energy in dream, dream vortices and evil clown dreams. Also lucid postures and talismans. I share another recent “Dream Journal nightmare”, and we take a call from Jenny who shares her experience of sleep paralysis.

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BIO: Ryan Dungan Hurd (he/him) is an educator, author and dream researcher. He is widely interested in consciousness studies at the intersections of ecology, culture and spirituality. His latest work is Lucid Talisman: Forgotten Lore. Ryan has been featured on NPR, CNN, Coast to Coast, Psychology Today, and many more. With a background in both archaeology and dream research, Ryan currently teaches graduate level courses at University for Peace in Costa Rica and National University in California. His website has been going strong since 2007. He currently lives in Philadelphia, PA.

Intro music is Water over Stones and outro music is Everything both by Mood Science. Today’s ambient music is created by Rick Kleffel. The audio can be found at Many thanks to Rick Kleffel for also engineering the show, to Tony Russomano for answering the phones and to Ewa Malady for audio editing.

Show aired on October 29, 2022.


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