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Precognitive Dreamwork and the Long Self with Eric Wargo

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Dreamwork | Hosted Online

Program Description

Precognitive Dreamwork and the Long Self with Eric Wargo

Once only the stuff of science fiction, evidence has grown that precognition – glimpses of your future in dreams and visions and being influenced subtly in waking life by what is to come – is real. Your future thoughts and feelings shape who you are now. And your present thoughts and feelings shape – or shaped – your past.

In this accessible exploration of precognition, precognitive dreamwork, and a radically new biographical sensibility, the Long Self, that precognition awakens us to, Eric Wargo shows how dreamworkers can play the role of citizen scientists, adding to our understanding of this fascinating, almost unexplored dimension of human life. In this presentation, Wargo outlines a set of clear principles to guide dreamworkers, each illustrated through real dreamers’ experiences. Drawing on psychoanalysis and contemporary sleep science, he explores how precognition relates to memory, explaining why dreams of future experiences are often distorted and what those distortions probably mean. He discusses never-before-described dream features, including “time gimmicks” (symbols hinting at time distortion) and “calendrical resonance” (the tendency of dreams to foretell experiences exactly a year or years later). He describes why an understanding of precognition augments Jung’s theory of synchronicity by highlighting our own role in producing meaningful coincidences in our waking lives. He also shows how precognition manifests in other states of consciousness like lucid dreams, out-of-body experiences, trance states, sleep paralysis, meditation, and hypnagogia.

We are at a major turning point in science’s understanding of time, causality, and the self. We are more than who we think we are from moment to moment – we are our past, present, and future simultaneously. When we understand this, a dream journal becomes a personal time machine, with mind-blowing discoveries in store for the traveler.

Program Details


Thursday, June 16, 2022
Noon – 1:30pm PT
Offered Live via Zoom


  • $25 General Rate
  • $15 Pacifica Student, Full-time Student, Senior, and Pacifica Alumni Rate

Program link will be sent out prior to the event. For those unable to attend live, the recording will be shared after the event, and available for up to 30 days.

Featured Presenters

Jay Dufrechou PhDJay Dufrechou, PhD, took a break from his law career in the mid-90s to follow his spiritual experiences into the study of transpersonal psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP), now Sofia University. His dissertation research into experiences of grief, weeping and other deep emotions in response to nature became his book, Moving through Grief: Reconnecting with Nature. Jay has taught as adjunct faculty for ITP/Sofia, including supervising dissertation research, and most recently taught an online course on Psychedelics: Clinical and Research Applications. Along with Ryan Westrum, Jay is the author of The Psychedelics Integration Handbook. Jay co-founded the Institute of Transpersonal and Archetypal Studies (ITAS) with Keiron Le Grice and other colleagues. He has studied the work of Stanislav Grof extensively, including training in the facilitation of holotropic breathwork, and is currently assisting Stanislav and Brigitte Grof in developing programs under Grof Legacy Training.

General Information


Hosted Online


Cancellations 14 days or more prior to the program start date receive a 100% refund of program registrations. After 14 days, up to 7 days prior to the program start date, a 50% refund is available. For cancellations made less than 7 days of program start date, no refund is available.

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

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