Lucid Dreaming and Out-of-Body Experience:
An Exploration of Their Relationship
Live videoconference with physicist Thomas Campbell,
Author of My Big TOE
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 6:30–9 p.m.,
Austin Center for Spiritual Living
5555 N Lamar Blvd, Bldg D #115
Co-hosted by INACS and IONS Austin
Free and open to public; $5 donation appreciated
Register via campbellvc.eventbrite.com if attending
Thanks to all who attended our screening of The Path: Beyond the Physical on April 16. One of the researchers interviewed in the film was nuclear physicist Thomas W. Campbell, who spoke about transitioning from one reality frame to another when we die. This month, as the first in a series of programs exploring the relationship between lucid dreaming and out-of-body experience, we invite attendees to participate in a live videoconference with Campbell via Skype. Questions to be explored in the interview and series include:
- What is the relationship between lucid dreaming and out-of-body experience (OBE)?
- Do the experiences overlap in any way, and how are they different?
- What is happening in the mind and body during a lucid dream versus an OBE?
- What do lucid dreaming and out-of-body experience reveal about the nature of consciousness and the nature of reality?
- Can most people learn to explore these states? If so, how?
- Are there any potential dangers or safety issues in exploring lucid dreams and OBEs? What type of precautions should be taken?
- What are the potential benefits of lucid dreaming and OBE for the individual, society, and humanity?
For more information about the program and series, click here for an overview by Bob Price, PhD, President and Director of Research at the Institute for Neuroscience and Consciousness Studies.
Thomas Warren Campbell, Jr., graduated in 1966 with honors and majors in both mathematics and physics from Bethany College in West Virgina, received a master’s degree in physics from Purdue University in 1968. and commenced work toward a PhD at the University of Virginia. He left before completing his doctorate to begin a career as a professional physicist, working primarily in the context of US missile defense systems with the Space and Missile Defense Command, the Missile Defense Agency, and NASA.
In the early 1970s, Campbell began researching altered states of consciousness with Bob Monroe (Journeys Out Of The Body, Far Journeys, and The Ultimate Journey) at what would become the Monroe Institute, where he and a few others were instrumental in getting the laboratory up and running. These early drug-free consciousness pioneers helped design experiments, developed the technology for creating specific altered states, and were the main subjects of study (guinea pigs) all at the same time. Campbell has been exploring and experimenting with the subjective and objective mind ever since. For the past thirty years, he has focused on scientifically exploring the properties, boundaries, and abilities of consciousness.
Most recently Campbell has been involved in extensive travel and speaking, providing live presentations explaining and expanding upon his trilogy of My Big TOE. In 2011 the first of an anticipated series of meetings was held with regular members of his Forum sponsored from his web site at http://www.my-big-toe.com