Author Archives: David Sheppard

19 Feb 2015 On the Road with Moses Hadas

A few nights ago, I had a dream that I was on the road traveling in a car alone and picked up a young man who was hitchhiking. I was a little concerned about how safe I would be with … Continue reading

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12 Feb 2015 Dreams/Hypnagogia/Hypnopompia and Active Imagination

Early this morning, I woke from an unusual dream. I dreamt that I was on an expedition to another planet. We landed there and discovered evidence of life, an ancient but apparently extinct civilization. Everywhere we went we found evidence … Continue reading

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14 May 2014 Accessing Vivid Images

This morning about 6:00, I decided to practice a little Active Imagination to use a new procedure. Actually, it’s not that new, but I’d not thought of using this particular technique when I am simply exploring psychic space. I frequently … Continue reading

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03 May 2014 The Search for Other Psychic Worlds

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve started a literature search to try to uncover information to help me understand some of my experiences while practicing Jung’s Active Imagination. I’ve documented some of the experiences here: http://www.irisoftime.com/?p=579 http://www.irisoftime.com/?p=79 http://www.irisoftime.com/?p=467 … Continue reading

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02 May 2014 Dream of a Dystopian World

03:00 am (?) I just woke from a dream of a dystopian world, a world where civilization and almost all the population were gone. Nothing bad was currently happening. Only a few people were left alive. I can’t remember if … Continue reading

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01 May 2014 Restarting Active Imagination

[I have not been practicing Active Imagination according to my rigid Code of Conduct I developed for Story Alchemy in quite a while. Then the startling vision I had that I described in my previous post made me think that … Continue reading

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23 Apr 2014 The Little Man from Another World

This morning, sometime around 04:00, I was awake during one of my periods of insomnia when I thought I would try a little Active Imagination, just to see if I could conjure anything interesting. This was a spontaneous session without … Continue reading

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Impact of Three Years of Active Imagination

It’s been a few months since I’ve quit practicing Active Imagination and published the results as two books: Carpathian Vampire: …when you’ve never known love… (pen name Lumi Laura) Story Alchemy: The Search for the Philosopher’s Stone of Storytelling Carpathian … Continue reading

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Latest Inspiration

I’ve been reluctantly editing Story Alchemy again today. After letting it rest for a week or so, I started reading it yesterday, and I found some significant problems, some repeated material, but also a couple of pages of material that … Continue reading

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Announcing Pre-Release of Story Alchemy

If you’ve read Novelsmithing and thought its groundbreaking approach to novel writing was useful, get ready to be blown away. Story Alchemy: The Search for the Philosopher’s Stone of Storytelling is coming soon, and you’ve never read anything like it. It’s a … Continue reading

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