Brian Nuckols on Dreams, Pt. 3: Techniques | Who Shaves the Barber? #11

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Lucid dreaming
Lucid dreaming

In this final installment of our interview, Brian Nuckols begins by explaining the metaphysical and social implications of dreams within dreams and recurring dreams. We then pass through a fascinating digression on how falsifiability applies to psychoanalysis and on the politics surrounding therapeutic modalities. We conclude with Brian’s actionable suggestions for the curious listener, divided into three parts: remembering our dreams, interpreting our dreams, and lucid dreaming.



Next week: Against Certainty, Pt. 1: Knowledge and Experience
Special thanks for Jackie Blum for the podcast art, and The Tin Box for the theme music.

Topics discussed

00:36 – Metaphysics of dreams within dreams and recurring dreams
7:32 – Interpretations of common recurring dreams
14:28 – Falsifiability
21:03 – Politics behind evaluating effectiveness of different therapeutic modalities
30:57 – Techniques – Remembering
35:02 – Techniques – Interpreting
43:54 – Techniques – Lucid dreaming
55:00 – What you do when you ludic dream
1:03:41 – Dangers of lucid dreaming


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