THE BORDERLANDS OF SLEEP
Hypnagogia and Precognitive Dreams with Gary Lachman
Sunday 5th May 2019 at 3:00 pm
Brompton Cemetery Chapel
North gate off Old Brompton Rd, South gate off Fulham Rd
London SW10 9UG
Each ticket includes one delightful Hendrick's Gin cocktail and a 20% donation towards a host of restoration projects at Brompton Cemetery
Twice a day all of us enter a strange altered state of consciousness, that is like a dream but is in many ways different. This is the state hovering in between wakefulness and sleep called hypnagogia. Hypnagogic visions have inspired great artists, poets, and philosophers and for some they have been the gateway into other worlds and weird inner dimensions. From C. G. Jung to the Surrealists, hypnagogia has proved a fertile means of exploring the unconscious while wide awake, of dreaming with our eyes open.
In this talk, Gary Lachman will introduce this little known but universally human experience, its history and what it means for us today. Tickets £12 including a Hendrick's Gin Cocktail. Please click here to buy.
Gary Lachman - Gary Lachman, also known as Gary Valentine, is an American writer and musician. He came to prominence in the mid-1970s as the bass guitarist for the punk rock/new wave band Blondie. He is now a full time writer and the author of twenty-one books on topics ranging from the evolution of consciousness to literary suicides, popular culture and the history of the occult.
"Lachman writes about philosophical and mystical ideas with exceptional grace, forcefulness and clarity."—The Washington Post