Ever since his youth William Burroughs had been intrigued by magic and the occult, reading the Egyptian and Tibetan Books of the Dead and Eliphas Levi’s History of Magic while he was at Harvard. Evidently, with his return from the Old World to the New, he had not left such interests behind.
Lucid dreaming beckons us to awaken within our nocturnal dreams — to
become aware that the dreamed persona that we think is us, along with
all other dream phenomena, are illusory. Dream yoga asks us to go
further, to awaken to the true nature of an analogous situation that we
mistakenly call "waking reality."
Dr. Rick Strassman, pioneering psychedelic researcher, discusses his new book, Inner Paths to Outer Space: Journeys to Alien Worlds through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies – as well as Zen Buddhism, psychedelics and spirituality, Old Testament prophecy and more in this fascinating interview.