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The Gates of Horn and Ivory (A Lucid Experience)

September 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

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One event on September 28, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on September 29, 2019 at 10:30am

$30 – $60

​Join author and lucid dream expert Robert Waggoner, composer Janika Vandervelde, and Zeitgeist percussionists Heather Barringer and Patti Cudd for a three-day event that will take you into the world of lucid dreaming.

Janika Vandervelde’s new work The Gates of Horn and Ivory uses live percussion and electronic soundscapes to travel through the various stages of sleep and ponder the meaning and origin of dreams, including the mysterious phenomenon known as lucid dreaming, where the dreamer becomes consciously aware in the dream.

“Two gates there are for unsubstantial dreams. One made of horn and one of ivory. The dreams that pass through the carved ivory delude us, bringing tales that turn to naught. Those that come forth through polished horn accomplish real things, whenever seen.”
—Homer, Book 19, The Odyssey

Friday, September 27
7:00 p.m. Talk by Robert Waggoner: “The Science of Lucid Dreaming”
8:00 p.m. Performance: The Gates of Horn and Ivory, Part I

Saturday, September 28
7:00 p.m. Talk by Robert Waggoner: “Lucid Dreaming’s Incredible Potential”
8:00 p.m. Performance: The Gates of Horn and Ivory, Part 2

Sunday, September 29
10:30 a.m. Yoga Nidra Meditation (mats provided or bring your own) and The Gates of Horn and Ivory (A Lucid Experience)

$50 for both Friday and Saturday
$60 for all three events

Robert Waggoner wrote the acclaimed book Lucid Dreaming – Gateway to the Inner Self (now in its tenth printing), and co-authored Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple with Caroline McCready. His books have been translated into French, German, Chinese, Korean, Czech, Finnish and other languages. A past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD), Waggoner serves as co-editor of the online magazine The Lucid Dreaming Experience, the only ongoing publication devoted specifically to lucid dreaming. A lucid dreamer since 1975, he has logged more than 1,000 lucid dreams. Waggoner frequently speaks on the science and practice of lucid dreaming at international dream conferences, workshops and college classrooms. He has been interviewed or consulted about the practice of lucid dreaming by CNN, CBS News and ABC News (KABC – Los Angeles), along with Iowa Public Radio, WPNR, WBGU, and other radio stations.


Over the past 30 years, composer Janika Vandervelde has written more than 100 works for orchestras, choirs, chamber ensembles, soloists, and the stage.  Her scores have been commissioned and performed by groups at all levels, from professionals to children, including Chanticleer, the Dale Warland Singers, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the New Zealand String Quartet, the Melbourne (Australia) Chamber Choir, the Minnesota Orchestra (Music for Young Audiences and KinderKonzerts), the Guthrie Theatre, and numerous church, school, community, and festival choirs. Her music is published by Hothouse Press, earthsongs, Boosey & Hawkes, Augsburg Press, and Miela Harmonija. Vandervelde currently teaches at Hamline University.

​Janika Vandervelde is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 


September 28, 2019
7:00 pm
$30 – $60
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75 4th St E, Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States
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