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Hey dreamers,

I hope your 2015 is going well so far and that the Mercury retrograde didn't take its toll too much! Its over now anyway (finished on February 11th) 

Before you get stuck into all the cool content, videos and articles below (plus a new competition section!) I want to tell you about the great Hay House event I CAN DO IT: IGNITE! on March  14th/15th In London.

The line up has some really big American authors like Gabby Bernstein and Tara Stiles and if last year's event is anything to go by its gonna be a great weekend! For more info click below:

                 

With love and lucidity,
Charlie
Xx
 

Highlights of the next few weeks

*TURIN & MILAN LUCID DREAMING WORKSHOPS and TALKS, 5-8th March, Italy,
Full details CLICK HERE or see teaching schedule below.

*Hay House: I CAN DO IT: IGNITE! 14-15 March, London. For more info CLICK HERE

Charlie says...

Full Moons for Lucidity 

Many Buddhists love full moons, and there are always special practices to be done on full-moon days. Why such love for a fat moon? Well, pretty much every important event in the historical Buddha’s life is said to have happened on a full moon day: his birth, his enlightenment and even his death. Consequently it’s said that the power of our meditation practice is amplified on full-moon days (and nights), and so we find various practices that are done especially at this time.

In ancient Indian tradition it’s believed that the moon is the controller of the water, and it’s said that the moon, like the other planets, exerts a considerable degree of influence over human beings. But do these beliefs have any science to back them up? Although most modern scientific studies exploring the moon’s effects have negated this there are a couple that have found some interesting correlations.

A 2013 study published in the journal Current Biology proved that full moons really do affect our sleep. The research revealed that subjects took five minutes longer to fall asleep on the three or four nights surrounding a full moon and that, on average, they slept for 20 fewer minutes. In addition, EEG activity related to deep sleep fell by 30 per cent, and levels of the sleep hormone melatonin were lower.

Much of this is great news for our lucid dreaming, because by falling asleep more slowly we float through the hypnagogic for longer and the decreased time we spend in deep sleep may mean more access to REM dreaming periods. If we combine these findings with the Buddhist view of spiritual practice being amplified through full moons, then we can see that scheduling a night of lucid dreaming on a full moon is a great idea!

Extracted from Chapter 7 of my new book Lucid Dreaming: A Beginners Guide to Becoming Conscious in your Dreams which is out now!

Favorite videos of the month 


 Sam Harris again, killing it in this brilliant explanation of the ILLUSION OF THE SELF.



Great exploration of the BASICS OF DREAM YOGA
by Andrew Holecek while talking at a seminar organised by Ken Wilbur.



And as always, a video to make you cry with happiness, DEAF PEOPLE HEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME. This one is a real weeper! 

New consciousness research

Here it is, the best headline a lucid dreamer will ever hear “LUCID DREAMERS HAVE BIGGER BRAINS!” ;-)



  Very interesting perspective on the ORIGINS OF RELIGION coming from dream experiences



And finally a piece on Lucid dreaming offering insight into TREATMENT FOR PSYCHOSIS 

  

Competition time!

Welcome to this new section of the newsletter in which i will be offering you the chance to win a FREE 1on1 SKYPE SESSION!

This month all you have to do is write a little REVIEW OF MY NEW BOOK (only if you have read it of course!) and then e mail me at dreamyoga@live.com
 when you have done so.
I will then do a random draw next week to pick the winner!
It literally takes 2 minutes to do.

To write your review CLICK HERE!



AMAZON UK http://amzn.to/1A5V8NJ
AMAZON US http://tinyurl.com/phcshgj
HAY HOUSE UK www.hayhouse.co.uk/lucid-dreaming 
BARNES  & NOBLE (USA) http://tinyurl.com/q8dwbjp

 This month I've been reading...

 2015 Workshops & Retreats


FEBRUARY 2015

VENICE DREAMS OF AWAKENING RETREAT,18-23 Feb, Venice, Italy
http://www.kagyu.it/programma/eventi/

MARCH 2015

 

TURIN & MILAN LUCID DREAMING WORKSHOPS and TALKS, 5-8th March, Italy,

5 Marzo 2015 alle ore 18.30
Conferenza di presentazione del libro:Sogni di Risveglio.Sogno lucido e consapevolezza del sogno e del sonno, di Charlie Morley
Presso: Libreria Arethusa, Via Giolitti, 18 a Torino 
Ingresso Libero (Prenotazione consigliata) .
Prenotazioni allo 011.8173373 - barbara.curti@amrita-edizioni.com

6 Marzo 2015 alle ore 19.00
Conferenza di presentazione del libro:Sogni di Risveglio.Sogno lucido e consapevolezza del sogno e del sonno di Charlie Morley
Presso: Libreria Anima, Galleria Unione 1 a Milano
Ingresso libero (Prenotazione consigliata) - Prenotazioni a: barbara.curti@amrita-edizioni.com

7-8 Marzo 2015 
Seminario Esperienziale con Charlie Morley
IL SOGNO LUCIDO
Imparare a fare Sogni Lucidi con le tecniche dello Yoga del Sogno Tibetano

Informazioni e iscrizioni: Barbara Curti - Email: curti.barbara@gmail.com - Tel: 340.7249681


HAY HOUSE IGNITE, 14-15 March, London
http://www.hayhouse.co.uk/i-can-do-it-ignite-london

PRAGUE LUCID DREAMING WORKSHOP, 20-22 March, Prague, Czech Republic
http://seminare.maitrea.cz/lucidni-sneni

MINDFULNESS OF DREAM & SLEEP COURSE, weekend 1,  27-29 March, London
http://www.mindfulnessassociation.org/DreamAndSleep.aspx

APRIL 2015

GLASTONBURY LUCID DREAM WEEKEND WORKSHOP, April 11th/12th
https://www.facebook.com/events/748040698625014/

BUDAPEST LUCID DREAMING WORKSHOP, Budapest, Hungary, 18-19 April
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tolt%C3%A9k-Harcos-Budapesten-Azt%C3%A9k-S%C3%A1m%C3%A1nizmus/730313433664005

MAY 2015

MIND BODY SPIRIT LONDON, 1st May
http://www.mindbodyspirit.co.uk/london/presenter/charlie-morley

MINDFULNESS OF DREAM & SLEEP COURSE,weekend two, 27-29 March, London
http://www.mindfulnessassociation.org/DreamAndSleep.aspx


VENICE 3 MODULE MINDFULNESS OF DREAM & SLEEP WEEKEND 1, 22-24 May, Venice, Italy
http://www.mindfulnessassociation.org/DreamAndSleep.aspx

LUCID DREAMING WORKSHOP @COLLEGE OF PSYCHIC STUDIES, 30th May, London
Full details coming soon!

JUNE 2015

LUCID DREAMING  RETREAT
, 5-7 June, Turin, Italy
info COMING SOON!

LUCID DREAMING SLEEPOVER WORKSHOP, 12-14 June, Scarborough, UK
http://www.ksdscarborough.org.uk/classes-events/

ASHLAND OREGON LUCID DREAMING WORKSHOPS, 19-21 June, Ashland, Oregon, USA
http://www.valerieniestrath.com/dreams-of-awakening-retreat.html

MINDFULNESS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 25-28 June, Samye Ling, Scotland
http://www.mindfulnessassociation.org/SpecialEvents.aspx
 

THE REST OF THE 2015? Check my website here: www.charliemorley.com/events
 

If lack of funds is preventing you from attending any of my courses please e mail me and  I’m sure we'll be able to sort something out :-)

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Videos

This is  a great 45 minute documentary about one of my lucid dreaming retreats in South Africa last year.
Want to know what actually happens at my workshops? This video explains it all!
One of the most intense and yet relaxed interviews I've ever done with the wonderful Renate McNay
The very popular Lilou Mace and myself in conversation about lucid dreaming and my book.
10 years in the hip hop music world exposed me to the spiritual potentials of dance, music and hip hop culture.
A well made chat show type format exploring lucid dreaming (with me), Out of Body Exploration with Todd Acamesis and conscious events with Davyd Farrell.

Lucid dream training is just like physical training and although working out on our own is great sometimes, working with a “personal trainer” is often what we need to break through blocks, rethink our dream-time schedule and enthuse our practice.

 

That's what these 1on1  SKYPE TUTORIALS are all about!