Ibn ‘Arabi maintained that imagination is one
of the senses. Aristotle explored the relationship
between imagination and perception. Intellect draws from our interior world, not just from material reality. We move through that world in our dreams.
On the last Saturday of the month, Oneironauticum participants enter dream space together. We do this by sharing things that induce vivid dreams – often substances but sometimes practices or sensory triggers. Whether it's garlic, Galantamine, or Tibetan Buddhist lucid dream practices, if it promotes dreams and dream recall, we'll try it.
The best way to live in a sacred place is to make the place where you live sacred. I lived at the corner of Avenue A and 5th Street in New York, as urban as it gets. Borrowing heavily from ancient Art of Memory practices and traditions of Australian aboriginal Dreamtime traditions, I began to mentally superimpose my dreams onto the architectural features I'd just noticed.