InPresence 103The Hypnogogic Transition

jeffrey mishlove


InPresence host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). For many years he served as president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people were supported and encouraged in developing inner intuitive abilities.

Here he reflects on the process of transitioning from normal waking consciousness to a dream state. He notes that the state just prior to sleeping and dreaming is known as the “hypnogogic” state. He describes several stages of this process in his own experience, suggesting that viewers pay attention to the shifts in consciousness that they experience throughout the day. He also refers to Tibetan dream yoga practice as well as to research on deathbed visions.

(Recorded on June 4, 2018)

Published on June 5, 2018