The “Cursive Serpent” logo for my original 2007 Lucid Dream Discourses was inspired by a dream in which my handwriting suddenly coiled-up off the page into a “living serpent!” Years later an artist latched onto that imagery in designing a graphic for my video series. Coiling the serpent into my initials was a clever and subtle surprise that I liked, but I resisted his choice of a king cobra. He insisted, and that was that. Since then - (based on a few honest comments) - I’ve learned that some people initially had an inauspicious reaction to “the depiction of a snake” to start my videos.
Topics in these presentations include Dreaming, Lucid Dreaming and Transcendent States of Consciousness accessible through your dreams. I don’t attribute paranormal, religious or other interpretations to my content. The eleven episodes are each approximately nine minutes in length. Originally released in 2007, their relevance and value hasn’t aged. With over 1200 subscribers on YouTube, they might be worth a click or two for a few of you.
Behind the scenes here at StephenBerlin.com, I’ve kept my videos updated and viable in their technical specifications. This year (2017), I’ve re-released the entire series with a more sophisticated sphinx graphic to replace my long-serving “cursive serpent.” Enhanced video renderings were implemented to potentially improve their display. My older original videos, however, will all remain posted to archive the series history.
Not surprising to me, the urge to do more videos hasn’t waned. Life being what it is, though, circumstances eloquently intervened to enforce a necessary sabbatical. Typically these creatively-critical incubation periods are only appreciated in retrospect. If I do continue the series (which I intuitively suspect is likely), my talks will no longer specifically pertain to lucid dreaming. That being said, my years devoted to dreaming continue to contribute gifts that few will ever know. Now, approaching 70 years, my favorite and ultimately final pastime is to unravel the contrivances of human thought and conditioning which so convincingly establish in each of us an individual sense of “self.” It’s fascinating and potentially contagious, so be forewarned before subscribing. For links to my participation in social media, please visit stephenberlin.com. Thank you for watching. /Stephen