Recently, I learned that a University of North Carolina–Wilmington theater student, Sarah Burke, felt so inspired by reading my book that she created a multimedia, collaborative theatrical performance, called “The Dream Project,” which premiered in Wilmington on October 15, 2010, for a weekend run.
According to an article by Trey K. Morehouse in the student newspaper, The Seahawk, “Burke had been interested in dreams ever since she read the book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self by Robert Waggoner. ‘The book opened me up to the crazy possibilities of dreaming,’ said Burke. ‘It was really fascinating, and it offered a completely different way to look at dreaming.’ ”
I truly feel honored and pleased that senior Sarah Burke has created an event for herself and others to share their collective fascination with this wild and wonderful thing, dreaming. So often, dreaming (and the subconscious) is ignored or devalued as worthless or irrelevant, and lucid dreaming is seen as a mere fantasy. Yet dreaming and lucid dreaming underlie and support what we are. Without them, we would figuratively, and literally, die.
I hope Sarah continues her creative expression and produces future events—like Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, The Musical perhaps!—and wish to publicly express my sincere thanks to her for creating this collaborative theatrical event.
PS – To read the full article, click here.