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Lucid dreams Keith Hearne’s PhD

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Thesis title: ‘Lucid dreams: an electro-physiological and psychological study’, by Keith M. T. Hearne. Department of Psychology, University of Liverpool (UK), Submitted May 1978.

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Dr Keith Hearne at the London Science Museum

Keith Hearne was the first person in the world to devise a method for the dreamer to communicate from within the dream to the outside world, by making eye-movements – thus overcoming the massive bodily paralysis of REM (dreaming sleep) sleep. He made all the basic discoveries concerning lucid dreaming,  including the ‘pre-lucid REM burst’, proving that lucid dreams are true dreams happening in REM sleep, and that they occur in real-time. He also invented the world’s first ‘dream machine’.

His original chart-records and a ‘dream machine’ are on permanent display in London’s Science Museum.

Download (free) a full compressed (1.9MB) copy of The Dream Machine book

Hearne has appeared scores of times on TV, and radio – in documentaries and discussion programmes, usually on the topics of sleep, dreams, and parapsychology.

Dr.  Hearne has authored or co-authored seven books to date:

Hearne, K. (1989)  Visions of the Future. Aquarian Press.

Hearne, K. (1990) The Dream Machine. Aquarian Press.

Melbourne, D. & Hearne, K. (1997) Dream Interpretation – the secret. Blandford Press.

Melbourne, D. & Hearne, K. (2002) The Dream Oracle. Foulsham Publishers.

Melbourne, D. & Hearne, K. (1999) The Meaning of Your Dreams. Blandford Press.

Hearne, K. & Melbourne, D. (2001) Understanding dreams. New Holland Press.

Hearne, K. (2014) Encounters with the cyber-commentariat, in The Jordan Codices by Barker, Dr M., Davies, Prof Philip., Elkington, D., Elkington, J., Hearne, Dr K. (Publ. date: 1st May).

(Several more books, are pending)

He, and David Melbourne, had a regular weekly column on dream interpretation in The Daily Express (a national newspaper in the UK) for over a year.

Hearne has composed a full-length ballet ( in conjunction with Dame Gillian Lynne (who choreographed Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the opera, Cats, etc). Other compositions include a requiem, a musical, a guitar concerto, a Holocaust Memorial piece, an anthem for Armenia, and several songs. He is currently working on a cello concerto, and an opera. Some of the ballet pieces have been recorded by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.

He is the Founder/Principal of the European College of Hypnotherapy and a therapist of renown. He has lectured widely, and introduced several major new therapeutic techniques. He teaches hypnotherapy, as well as the more esoteric subjects of past-life therapy and spirit releasing therapy.

Fuller information about Dr Keith Hearne, including details of his scientific papers, may be viewed at:

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