Humans have a deep-seated drive to experiment with consciousness, to play with our own finely tuned minds. The dream is the perfect vehicle for this kind of experimentation. Join our community and cultivate the wild and visionary experience of the dream!


The Oneironauticum is an international dream group that works with oneirogens—any substance, practice, or experience that promotes or enhances dream states. Founded in 2008, the Oneironauticum gathers on a given night to work with the same oneirogen. At least one group gathers together to sleep in the same space, while dreamers from locations around the world join remotely, all using the same oneirogen. Although they may be separated by hundreds or thousands of miles, on the night of Oneironauticum, dreamers are united community, bound by the common experience of the dream.


Urban Dreamscape: SF is a practice of weaving dreams into architecture, turning the landscape into a dream journal. Using active imagination and visualization, I overlay the buildings in my urban neighborhood with my dreams. Urban Dreamscape is a meditation on mapping, a psychogeographical research that breaks down divisions between internal and external spaces. It is a means of creating sacred space in the city. Through the practice, I explore the inner psychic spaces of my dream world, superimposing this intimate realm on top of the city where I live.

Liminal Dreaming

Liminal Dreaming is a way of working with hypnagogic and hypnopompic dream states. Channel the visions you have when you slip into sleep (hypnagogia), the thoughts that drift across the border into dream and back again while you slowly wake (hypnopompia), and the visionary weirdness of delicious naps and delirious fatigue. In these states, the meandering mind rehashes and remixes thought and experience, surfing the edge realm between conscious and unconscious. Like lucid dreaming (but considerably easier to learn), liminal dreaming offers a fascinating mode of playing with consciousness.

Oneironauticum December 9th

The Next Oneironauticum is Friday, December 9th

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For this Oneironauticum, we’ll work with an auditory oneirogen, Robert Rich’s electronic music score Somnium, a soundscape designed to promote vivid dreams. As always, anyone is invited to participate remotely, joining our world-wide network of dreamers who go to sleep with the common intention of incubating vivid dreams by using the same oneirogen. If you want to participate remotely, you can play the version of Somnium available on the Oneironauticum website now. A group of us sleeping in the same space in Oakland, CA, will start Somnium playing at midnight Pacific Time.

If you’re interested in participating further, you can also join us online for Jennifer Dumpert’s 10:00 pm Pacific Time talk about oneirogens, which will last 30 minutes. Remote participants can also join the in-person group for dream sharing on the morning of December 10, between 10:00 and 11:00 am Pacific Time. If you’re interested in live streaming the talk and/or joining us for the morning dream sharing via Zoom, please contact us through the Oneironauticum contact form and we’ll send you instructions for joining us.  

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Give The Gift Of Oneirogens at Twisted Thistle

Give the Gift of Oneirogens This Holiday Season

Oneirogens make the perfect holiday gift! On December 18, Jennifer will give a talk about oneirogens at Twisted Thistle Apothicaire, San Francisco at 1391 Haight Street in San Francisco. The herbs and roots discussed will be for sale, along with information about how to use them to promote dreaming. Package them together and give the gift of vivid dreams! Doors open at 7:30 and the talk is at 8:00. The event is donation only. Give whatever you feel appropriate.

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Jennifer Dumpert is a San Francisco-based writer and lecturer, and the founder of the Oneironauticum, an international organization that explores the phenomenological experience of dreams as a means of experimenting with mind. She also teaches the practice of Liminal Dreaming—surfing the edges of consciousness using hypnagogic and hypnopompic dream states. More

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