Author Archives: About Jeff Warren

Jeff Warren is a journalist and meditation teacher. He is the author of The Head Trip (Random House 2007), a travel guide through sleeping, dreaming and waking consciousness that critics enjoyed, although his mother thought it was too long. He has won various awards for his writing, especially concerning whales. In 2010, Jeff founded The Consciousness Explorers Club, a pan-contemplative adventure group he hosts in the City of Toronto. He wears a pith helmet during all meditation sits and advises his students to do the same.


Where human empathy and imagination go, the law eventually follows. Are whales on the verge of a civil-rights movement and, if so, what is the science? What would a “Cetacean Nation” even look like?
Where human empathy and imagination go, the law eventually follows. Are whales on the verge of a civil-rights movement and, if so, what is the science? What would a “Cetacean Nation” even look like?
The benefits of mindfulness meditation have very quickly become one of the good-news mental health stories of our time. But meditation also has a shadowy seam. Is there a link between some forms of mental illness and the freedom promised at the heart of meditation? Psychology Tomorrow columnist Jeff Warren reports.
The benefits of mindfulness meditation have very quickly become one of the good-news mental health stories of our time. But meditation also has a shadowy seam. Is there a link between some forms of mental illness and the freedom promised at the heart of meditation? Psychology Tomorrow columnist Jeff Warren reports.
Fourteen years ago Gary Weber’s thoughts disappeared, and all his suffering vanished with them. Was it the disappearance of his thoughts that saved him, or is something else going on?
Fourteen years ago Gary Weber’s thoughts disappeared, and all his suffering vanished with them. Was it the disappearance of his thoughts that saved him, or is something else going on?
If we take a bizarre chance, and live our lives from the truth of direct experience, we will not find any division between self and world, inside and outside. In fact we will find no limits at all, a far more accurate experience of reality.
If we take a bizarre chance, and live our lives from the truth of direct experience, we will not find any division between self and world, inside and outside. In fact we will find no limits at all, a far more accurate experience of reality.
Communications technology dissociates us from the natural world. Jeff Warren explores how the next generation of “augmented reality” technologies may help us hear like an elephant and think like a squirrel.
Communications technology dissociates us from the natural world. Jeff Warren explores how the next generation of “augmented reality” technologies may help us hear like an elephant and think like a squirrel.
Scientists and philosophers have long erected an insurmountable barrier between humans and animals. Psychology Tomorrow columnist Jeff Warren argues this is changing. The human imagination is moving outward. The animals are coming. Hide the nuts!
Scientists and philosophers have long erected an insurmountable barrier between humans and animals. Psychology Tomorrow columnist Jeff Warren argues this is changing. The human imagination is moving outward. The animals are coming. Hide the nuts!
"All of nature is intelligent and in constant communication with everything else," Jeff Warren tells us. "With practice, it is possible to tune into that conversation.”
"All of nature is intelligent and in constant communication with everything else," Jeff Warren tells us. "With practice, it is possible to tune into that conversation.”
Columnist Jeff Warren and twenty other “adept” meditators participated in an experiment at Harvard Medical School. All meditated inside a functional imaging laboratory. The results may surprise you.
Columnist Jeff Warren and twenty other “adept” meditators participated in an experiment at Harvard Medical School. All meditated inside a functional imaging laboratory. The results may surprise you.
In a two-part column, Jeff Warren looks at the emerging culture of enlightenment, and how it is poised to enrich science's understanding of the mind.
In a two-part column, Jeff Warren looks at the emerging culture of enlightenment, and how it is poised to enrich science's understanding of the mind.
Jeff Warren takes us deeper into the world of dreaming by summarizing a forgotten era of dream research and then showing how modern dream technologies have begun to use external stimuli to alter the direction of the dream’s narrative.
Jeff Warren takes us deeper into the world of dreaming by summarizing a forgotten era of dream research and then showing how modern dream technologies have begun to use external stimuli to alter the direction of the dream’s narrative.
How can we be awake and asleep at the same time? What are the laws of the dream world? Jeff Warren  shows us how we can consciously alter our dreams in a two part series on Lucid dreaming.
How can we be awake and asleep at the same time? What are the laws of the dream world? Jeff Warren  shows us how we can consciously alter our dreams in a two part series on Lucid dreaming.