Lucid Dreaming: Conciousness, Time and Nonduality - a Conversation with Menas Kafatos, Zoran Josipovic and Catherine Pépin moderated by Nick Day."
Zoran Josipovic Ph.D.
Zoran Josipovic, Ph.D. is a research scientist and an adjunct professor at and Psychology Dept. and Center for Neural Science, New York University. His main interests are the nature of consciousness and its relation to the brain, global versus local theories of consciousness, and the functioning of anti-correlated neural networks. Zoran is a long-term practitioner of meditation in the nondual traditions of Dzogchen, Mahamudra and Advaita Vedanta. He has also worked as a psychotherapist and a bodyworker and has taught meditation at Esalen Institute for many years.
Menas Kafatos Ph.D.
Physicist, Founding Dean, Schmid College of Science, Vice Chancellor for Special Projects
Dr. Menas Kafatos is Vice Chancellor for Special Projects and also Dean
of the Schmid College of Science, Director of the Center for Excellence
in Applied, Computational, and Fundamental Science, and The Fletcher
Jones Endowed Professor of Computational Physics at Chapman University.
He received his B.A. in Physics from Cornell University in 1967 and his
Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972.
After postdoctoral work at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, he joined
George Mason University and was University Professor of
Interdisciplinary Sciences there from 1984-2008. He also served as Dean
of the School of Computational Sciences and was Director of the Center
for Earth Observing and Space Research. He has 34 years experience in
undergraduate and graduate Earth systems science, natural hazards and
climate change, remote sensing and data information systems, physics,
computational and theoretical astrophysics, astronomy, and foundations
in quantum theory. He has published numerous books including The
Conscious Universe, the Non-local Universe (with Robert Nadeau,
Springer-Verlag), Principles of Integrative Science (with Mihai
Draganescu, Romanian Academy of Sciences Press), and more than 250
articles on computational science, astrophysics, Earth systems science,
hazards and global change, general relativity, cosmology, foundations of
quantum theory, and consciousness. http://chapman.edu/CS/pcse/faculty/kafatos.asp
Stephen LaBerge Ph.D.
Founder of The Lucidity Institute
Stephen LaBerge is the first scientist to empirically prove the
existence of the phenomena of lucid dreaming. His work has developed
this technique into a powerful tool for studying mind-body relationships
in the dream state and he has demonstrated the considerable potential
for lucid dreaming in the fields of psychotherapy and psychosomatic
medicine. His book on the subject, Lucid Dreaming, Exploring the World
of Lucid Dreaming and his more academic Conscious Mind, Sleeping Brain
have received enormous popular interest. He is the founder of The Lucidity Institute,
an organization that promotes research into lucid dreaming, as well as
running courses for the general public on how to achieve a lucid dream.