is an award-winning author and teacher. His books include The Visionary State and Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica. He has taught at UC Berkeley, Pacifica, and CIIS, and hosts the popular podcast Expanding Mind on the Progressive Radio Network.
Experience is not just something that happens to us. Experience is also something we cultivate and refine. With practice, we can increase our capacity for wondrous insights and delicious sensations. By learning to focus attention, break through ordinary habits, and develop a taste for even challenging experiences, we can tease the extraordinary out of ordinary life. Professional author and writing instructor Erik Davis and dream researcher Jennifer Dumpert will introduce approaches to meditation, dreamwork, and writing that can help access the extraordinary and integrate it into our lives.