A creative artist, author, and wounded healer, Paul Levy is the founder of the Awaken in the Dream community in Portland, Oregon. Deeply steeped in the work of Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung, Paul is a longtime Tibetan Buddhist practitioner, having intimately studied for the past 35 years with some of the greatest spiritual masters of Tibet and Burma. For over 20 years, he was the coordinator for the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center in Portland.
In 1981, catalyzed by an intense psychological trauma, Paul had a life-changing spiritual awakening in which he began to recognize the dreamlike nature of reality. During the first year of his spiritual emergence, Paul was hospitalized a number of times and was told he was having a severe psychotic break from reality. He was (mis)diagnosed as having manic-depressive (now called bipolar) disorder. He has since become a pioneer in the field of spiritual emergence. Paul is currently in private practice, helping others who are also awakening to the dreamlike nature of reality.
Paul is the author of Undreaming Wetiko: Breaking the Spell of the Nightmare Mind-Virus, Wetiko: Healing The Mind-Virus That Plagues Our World, The Quantum Revelation: A Radical Synthesis of Science and Spirituality, Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil, and Awakened by Darkness: When Evil Becomes Your Father. He has published numerous articles on healing, dreaming, and awakening.