Upon entering the DreamScape Web site, something
very different becomes immediately apparent. Even beyond the dream music of the
Eurythmics, the site sets an immediate tone that you are in a special place,
even for the Net. DreamScape's fair assesement of itself and its plans for the
future can best be gather by actually walking the walk, but I thought you might
like to hear some of the inside details and the delightful power of dreams
Richard Wilkerson (RCW): What got you interested in dreaming in the first
Richard Nagle (Nagle): What got me interested in understanding my dreams was
a very spiritual dream that I had which caused me to be paralyzed when I woke
from it abruptly. I was afraid I had died and couldn't really figure out where I
was at first. I tried to get up and couldn't move. I tried to yell for help and
couldn't speak. When I got connected to the web I found the link (now
www.licensure.com/.dream) and submitted this dream for interpretation. The guy
that interpreted it described in detail all of my spiritual beliefs, which at
the time were confused. No one knew this about me, but he did because of my
dream. I wanted to know how he could do this. Thus my dreaming journey began . .
(RCW): What's DreamScape about, and how did you get involved in this?
(Nagle): I get excited about dreaming and want to share what I have
discovered. Dreamscape is my attempt to share with everyone what I have learned
so that they too can try to understand their dreams . . . and themselves. The
interface is my attempt at making it aesthetically pleasing and fun to learn
(RCW): Is there a "Next Step" in coming up at DreamScape?
(Nagle): Yes! I want to provide information about how to enter the lucid
dreaming world. My problem is that there is a lot of opposing information about
lucid dreaming and how to accomplish it. I am currently researching it from
different resources so that I may compile a useful and correct guide to entering
lucidity. What I don't want to do is provide incorrect or poor information, so I
am being very careful about this aspect of Dreamscape. I have had the fortunate
experience of 2 lucid dreams in my life. They only occurred about 4 months ago.
I was so excited and told everyone I knew, but no one really understood how
awesome lucidity is.
(RCW): Do you have a theoretical stance or bias yourself in approaching
(Nagle): I don't believe in Freud. I think he was a sickening pervert. I
understand that he was one of the first to attack dream understanding, and I
must give him that credit, but I don't have to agree with anything he taught.
(RCW): So, what are your favorite dream books?
(Nagle): It's probably the book called "Dreaming", by Derek and
Julia Parker. It was my first book on the subject and provided a very detailed
view of the scientific aspects of sleep and dreaming combined.
(RCW): What's your favorite dream?
(Nagle): I have a recurring dream that I have the power of telekinesis. When
I saw the movie Phenomenon, it was quite frightening because it so closely
resembled the dreams that I have had. Phenomenon is one of my favorite movies