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KickStarter Campaign Reveals 147 Year-Old Lost Manuscript on Lucid Dreaming

London, United Kingdom, May 03, 2014 --( A team of British lucid dream experts are using the KickStarter platform to bring to life, for the first time in English, the world’s pioneering publication on lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming is the scientifically verified state in which an individual becomes consciously aware they are dreaming, whilst dreaming. Such awareness imbues the dreamer with the ability to direct and control their nocturnal adventures.

In 1867 Marquis d’Hervey de Saint-Denys wrote his masterwork, Dreams and the Ways to Direct them: Practical Observations, this was the first book to explore the concept of lucid dreaming and the publication in which the term ‘Lucid Dream’ originated. Shockingly, there has never been a complete English translation of his work, until now.

Saint-Denys is considered by most distinguished dream scholars to be the father of modern lucid dream research. The lack of a complete English translation of his work is therefore somewhat mystifying. Indeed, as this publication has remained locked in French for the past 147 years, many are unaware that Saint-Denys coined the term ‘Lucid Dream’. His influence, research and insight have all but been lost to the English speaking world.

Project founder, lucid dreaming expert and bestselling author, Daniel Love, feels that such an esteemed figure in lucid dreaming should not be forgotten, nor should those with a passion for the research in conscious dreaming be denied access to this hidden masterpiece. Daniel has gathered a dedicated team of experts: linguist and writer Amita Raval, visionary artist Louis Dyer and lucid dream tutor Dr Rory Mac Sweeney all who share the common goal in bringing this dream to reality. The project has been widely hailed as vitally important by lucid dream researchers worldwide, gathering support from popular figures including Robert Waggoner, Ryan Hurd, Daniel Oldis, Charlie Morley and Rebecca Turner.

In the words of Daniel Love, “I’ve been passionate about lucid dreaming since childhood; it’s a phenomenal state of mind and one that really should be shared. The inspiration for this project came in two parts: firstly, Saint-Denys is a forgotten pioneer of the science of sleep, a great man who deserves to be recognised for his contributions in the world. Secondly, his book is astounding, a true revelation that can still offer insights into sleep and dreaming that modern researchers are only just discovering. On top of all this, I’d like everyone to have the chance to take part in this historical project, this really is bigger than any one person, this is lucid dreaming history in the making and I’d like everyone to be a part of it.”

By a wonderful piece of serendipity, this May 6th marks the 192nd anniversary of the birth of Saint-Denys, you may wonder what he’d make of this technologically driven attempt to share his lost words with the world. The Translating Dreams KickStarter project is now live and runs until June 29th 11pm BST (18:00 EDT/15:00 PDT), it’s a unique chance to take your place in history and give a very overdue Birthday present to the father of lucid dreaming.

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Daniel Love
Tel: (+44) 077 077 11 007 (UK)
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