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East–West Psychology

Fariba Bogzaran, PhD 1994, is artist/scientist, and founder of the Dream Studies program at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, California, where she taught as an associate professor for 25 years. She was part of the team of researchers with Stephen LaBerge at Stanford Sleep Laboratory (1986-1989) and conducted the first quantitative research on lucid dream incubation and spiritual experiences. She writes essays and chapters on this topic and is the co-author of two major academic books: Extraordinary Dreams (2002) with Stanley Krippner and Integral Dreaming (2012) with Daniel Deslauriers, both published by SUNY Press. She teaches lucid dreaming at CIIS and gives lectures internationally. Using her art-based research, she co-founded Lucid Art Foundation (1998) with the surrealist painter Gordon Onslow Ford. She established an artist residency program for the foundation where artists work and live in the heart of nature. Fariba has lived adjunct to wilderness for the past thirty years and is active in earth's preservation.

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