Letters & Essays
Lucid dream researchers
‘State education should be abolished. If it could ruin my education and my life, it could ruin anybody’s.’
Celia Green is a philosopher and psychologist, best known for her pioneering research on perceptual phenomena such as lucid dreams, and for philosophical and social commentaries such as The Human Evasion.
Together with some academic associates Dr Green runs Oxford Forum, an organisation which was set up to oppose increasing ideological bias in mainstream academia, and to be a centre for the expression of dissenting ideas in philosophy, psychology and other academic fields.
Dr Green currently holds no salaried academic position, a situation her associates regard as profoundly anomalous and unjust. One of the purposes of Oxford Forum is to reinstate her in the academic world.
The reason Dr Green is not a salaried academic is partly because her ideas are out of sympathy with the prevailing intellectual climate, but also because her education was ruined. A child prodigy, she was the victim of a hostile state education system, and an unsympathetic college when she was an undergraduate at Oxford. She is uniquely suited to doing research, and could be making significant progress in several areas of knowledge if she was not hampered by her exiled position and lack of funding.
Oxford Forum's aim is to expand into an independent college cum university which would generate and publish research in several areas including philosophy, economics, the psychology and physiology of perception, and theoretical physics.
Oxford Forum is actively seeking potential patrons to provide funding for its activities. It is also looking for additional associates to help with its expansion plans.
This website gives further details about Dr Green's life and aims, information about Oxford Forum, together with information for potential supporters and associates. There is also a selection of Dr Green's recent writings and aphorisms on a variety of subjects.
Fabian Tassano DPhil