Hi, I'm Daniel.

I'm a professional hypnotist and dreamworker promoting a new hypothesis regarding UFO abduction, missing time, and regression hypnosis.

I am a PhD student focused on ET/NHI contact and dreams, hold a MA in East-West Psychology, and two certificates in hypnosis. I presented my hypotheses to the International Association of the Study of Dreams 2023 conference.

My mission is to inform the world that ET/NHI contact is more than alien abduction, with the capacity to inspire technical, scientific, or philosophic innovation.

Education and Training

St. John's College

BA in Classical Liberal Arts with focus on philosophy, history of science, and comparative literature

California Institute of Integral Studies

MA in East-West Psychology with focus on dreams and ecopsychology

California Institute for Human Sciences

Current PhD studies in Integral Noetic Science with Anomalous Studies concentration

  • Certified hypnotherapist in Depth Hypnosis
  • Certified in Beyond Quantum Healing


Daniel is a professional dream worker, certified hypnotherapist, and PhD student in Integral Noetic Science at the California Institute for Human Sciences.  He holds a Master's degree in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and a Bachelor's degree in classical liberal arts from St. John's College in Annapolis. He is the Chief Dream Officer of DreamWell, a mobile app dedicated to helping you sleep, dream, and be well through mindfulness and education.  Daniel offers private sessions and education regarding ET/NHI contact in dreams through D-SETI (the Dream Study of ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence).  He is the author of four books regarding dreams, hypnosis, alien abduction, and telepathic contact with nonhuman intelligence (NHI) including Missing Time Found.  His mission is to educate experiencers about their natural capacities as dreamers to mediate their encounters with ET/NHI.

Promoting a transformative new theory of UFO abduction, missing time, and hypnosis

I am seeking collaboration to promote Missing Time Found, particularly through:

  • Book interviews on podcasts, radio, and other content platforms
  • Expert commentary on hypnosis, false memory, and dreams regarding alien abduction, UFO/UAP sightings, and other ET/NHI phenomena
  • Research or story-telling collaboration 

If you would like to explore collaboration, please get in touch.

Missing Time Found

  • Why is alien abduction and UFO sightings associated with missing time?
  • Do aliens control minds or are ET encounters so traumatic that you forget them?
  • Why are hypnotically recovered memories of alien abduction or ET contact so strange, fantastic, and imaginative?
  • How can the stories about alien encounters be real when they are so clearly dreamlike?
  • Missing Time Found presents the shamanic dreaming hypothesis of ET/NHI contact and missing time regression, observing that the only natural precedent for ET/UFO missing time is unremembered dreaming and that the only natural precedent for regression hypnosis is dreamwork.

    Learn the history of regression hypnosis, discover the shamanic dreaming hypothesis, observe the dreamlike nature of ET/NHI contact through case studies, and explore geometric communications through anomalous body marks and UAP footage.

    What if these experiences could be both dreams and real? Learn more about Missing Time Found.


    1. Introduction
    2. Thesis
    3. Methods
      1. Regression hypnosis
      2. Dream telepathy
      3. Geometric SETI
    4. Case Studies
      1. Regression hypnosis
      2. Body marks
      3. UAPs 
    5. Conclusion
    6. Figures and Tables

    Other works and services

    Dreamwork Services

    Dreamwork and hypnosis services, education, and training through D-SETI Dreamwork.

    DreamWell Mobile App

    The holistic mindfulness app to help you sleep well, dream well, and be well.

    Other books

    Check out my other writing like the Book of Galactic Light as the record of shamanic dream work.

    Discussion Topics

    UFO/UAP Sightings and ET/NHI Contact

    The conversation regarding UFOs and ETs is more sophisticated that it has ever been.  We now use the term UAP (unidentified anomalous phenomenon) for UFO or NHI (non human intelligence) for ETs.  

    There are thousands of credible reports of contact.  The US congress is seriously considering the possibility of ET/NHI contact and UFO/UAPs in our world.  The phenomenon is real, although it require sophisticated ways of knowing to discuss.

    The Reality of Dreams

    If you grew up in Western mainstream culture, you probably learned dreams are meaningless processes of your sleeping brain.  However, 90% of Earth's cultures believe that dreams are real experiences with the capability of mediating positive fortune for society such as the revelation of knowledge or the inspiration of creativity.

    Most researchers until now thought that ET contact is too dreamlike to be real or too real to be a dream.  Missing Time Found considers the question, what if ET/UFO contact could be dreamlike and real at the same time?

    Regression Hypnosis, Dreamwork, and Means of Knowledge

    There are many means of knowledge like objective or subject.  Most people know about ET contact through alien abduction stories derived from regression hypnosis.  However, science has shown hypnosis to produce false memories.

    What if the point of hypnosis was more than memory?  What if hypnosis performed some as-of-yet unknown function like dreams do?  Missing Time Found suggests that regression hypnosis is misidentified shamanic dreamwork.

    The Myth of Alien Abduction and Sleep Paralysis

    Mainstream Western culture is confused about alien abduction and sleep paralysis.  It is currently stuck in a paradox: abduction is too real to be a dream or too dreamlike to be real.  Most skeptical researchers assume that alien abduction is unreal because it is similar to sleep paralysis.

    However, the assumption that dreams are unreal is a cultural bias.  Dreams are real, therefore sleep paralysis and alien abduction experiences are real.  The question is how they are real and what that means.

    Missing Time Found presents in-depth analysis of anomalous body marks and documentation of UAPs associated with missing time.  Both body marks and UAP documentation have been used to prove alien abduction, although the book suggests that these phenomena substantiate the claim that ET/NHI contact is dreamlike.

    Dream Telepathy and Geometry as SETI Instrument

    SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) requires communication instruments like radio telescopes, which are time-consuming, expensive, and elite.  Dream telepathy may be a viable instrument for SETI because it may be instantaneous and universal.  This is just like in the movies Contact and Arrival.

    The only peer-reviewed paper about dream telepathy and SETI recommends geometry as a means to authenticate dreams as ET/NHI communication.  Missing Time Found presents several case studies of missing time associated anomalous body marks or UAP documentation as a potential SETI message.

    I published my open-source analysis technique of UAP footage as ETolemy.

    Western Precedents for ET/NHI Contact and Dream Shamanism

    While contemporary mainstream Western culture has ignored dreams and ridiculed ET/NHI contact, Western culture has many examples of ET/NHI contact and dream shamanism.  I discuss to primary precedents: Asclepius and John Dee.

    Asclepius is the ancient Greek god of dreams and medicine.  There were many temples dedicated to this god, in which visitors would incubate healing dreams and discuss interpretation and treatments with priests.  Asclepius was described as a reptilian shape-shifter who went to live in the sky.  The practice of Asclepian dream incubation is arguably the earliest documentation of hypnosis.

    John Dee was a 16th century scholar and royal advisor who coined the term "the British Empire".  Dee used a hypnosis-like practice to engage in what he called "angelic communication" with entities who offered an advanced mathematical-linguistic-spiritual system now known as Enochian Magic.  Interestingly, the magical system inspired Jack Parson's work and the early space race.

    I explore both precedents in the Book of Galactic Light, which is my first full-length book.  This first book is a subjective counter-point to the more objective inquiry presented in Missing Time Found

    Sample Interview Questions

    What is missing time?

    Missing time is a phenomenon associated with UFO/UAP sightings or ET/NHI contact.  It is a gap of memory somehow connected to the intuition or experience of ET/UFO contact.  It is typically explained in alien abduction narratives as alien mind control or as trauma repression. 

    Researchers used regression hypnosis to recover memories of missing time, which reveal highly strange stories of alien abduction and other ET/NHI contact narratives.  However, science has shown that regression hypnosis may produce false memories and fantastic or dreamlike tales.

    Missing Time Found suggests that missing time is like an unremembered dream and that regression hypnosis is like dreamwork.


    Regression hypnosis into missing time is one of the only ways we know about ET/NHI contact.  What could be more important than the possibility that contact with extraterrestrial beings or non-human intelligences occurs?

    If missing time really involves encounters with ET/NHIs, then exploration of missing time would reveal insights of an interstellar civilization, along with its culture and technology.

    Most mainstream researchers assume that alien abduction may be explained by sleep paralysis and is therefore unreal.  However, the history of Western science documents that dreams about celestial or daemonic entities have provided novel scientific, philosophic, and technological insights.  

    Therefore, missing time is important because it may inspire real scientific and cultural creativity, even if it is just a dream.


    If you are an experiencer of missing time, then Missing Time Found may help you make sense of your experiences.  The world of alien abduction, ETs, and UFOs is highly strange and foreign to the everyday world, however, the shamanic dreaming hypothesis suggests that humans are universally capable of navigating the realm of ET/NHI contact for individual and community benefit.  

    By the end of the book, you should understand how mindfulness and dreamwork can shift your unwanted abductions or expand your consciousness of the events.

    If you are trying to make sense of the strange stories of ET/NHI contact or UFO/UAP sightings, then Missing Time Found may help you understand and integrate the variety of tales experiencers tell about their encounters.  This book suggests that shamanic dreaming is the only natural precedent for missing time and regression hypnosis.  Missing Time Found provides applies our understanding of dreams to missing time and hypnosis.

    By the end of the book, you should understand how to apply the ethics and epistemology of dreamwork to missing time and regression hypnosis and therefore understand how they can be both dreams and real.

    Is ET/UFO contact real?

    Missing Time Found suggests that ET/UFO contact is real in the same way that dreams are real.  Even though dreams are strange, you don't doubt that you experienced them.  

    Shamanic dreaming cultures attribute reality to dreams in ways that Western culture does not. Nearly 90% of Earth's cultures attribute reality to dreams and understand that dreams are a domain of interaction with non-human intelligences.

    However, most dreaming cultures understand that there are a variety of dreams and that all dreams require interpretation.  Therefore, we can expect that ET/NHI contact narratives likewise are real and require interpretation.

    Why are alien abduction stories so strange?

    The connection of dreams with alien abduction narratives have been made since the beginning of the history of alien abduction.  Alien abduction stories are so strange because they are associated with dream-like states of consciousness such as sleep paralysis and out of body experience.

    Dreams are typically bizarre, especially REM dreams.  Therefore, we may expect that alien abduction stories may be strange in the same way that dreams are bizarre.

    Does regression hypnosis produce false memories?

    Yes, science has shown that regression hypnosis produces false memories.  Most law courts now require that hypnotically-derived testimony be supported by forensic investigation or other forms of memories.

    However, Missing Time Found suggests that the purpose of hypnosis is not memory recovery.  Rather, the purpose of regression hypnosis is the same as shamanic dreamwork: the mediation of fortune through the negotiation and engagement of non-human intelligences.

    how is Et/NHI contact like a dream?

    There are several reasons how ET/NHI contact is like a dream:

    1. Both involve fantastic creatures
    2. Both typically happen in and around sleep, but can happen throughout the day
    3. Both are characterized as strange due to the experience of impossible physics and telepathy
    4. Both are typically forgotten by Westerners
    5. Both are recalled more frequently by those who are fantasy-prone

    How is regression hypnosis like shamanic dreamwork?

    Trance is more like a dream than memory because it is characterized by a state of relaxation and the experience of mental imagery.  There are several ways that regression hypnosis is like shamanic dreamwork:

    • Both involve negotiations or interactions with non-intelligence
    • Both provide contemporaneous or present-tense knowledge
    • Both produce fantastic narratives that may or may not be objective or veridical
    • Both involve psi-phenomenon like telepathy
    • Both regulate emotions and allow for integration of life-changing experience
    • Both involve at least two types of consciousness like the hypnotist and hypnotee

    How can experiences be both real and dreams?

    Mainstream Western culture attributes reality to only objective phases of experience like waking or physical reality.  Even illusions are real, even though the experiencer misapprehends their reality.  90% of Earth's cultures attribute reality to dreams, although they acknowledge there are a variety of dreams and that all dreams require interpretation.

    ET/NHI contact is dreamlike because it is real and requires interpretation.  Dreams and ET/NHI contact change lives, inspire social development, and mediate our collective fortune.

    Why did you write the book missing time found?

    I believe that ET contact is much more than alien abduction and that hypnosis is much more than memory recovery.  Personally, I believe our cultural narratives about alien abduction and hypnosis are limiting and harmful.  Even though it has been forgotten in the West, dreams and dreamwork is beneficial, universal, and natural.

    I believe that if we treated ET/NHI contact like shamanic cultures treat their dreams, then our society could resolve our ecological crisis by connecting with the Earth and by developing creative technologies and sciences through dreamwork.

    Are you an experiencer of ET/UFO contact or missing time?

    Yes.  I have experienced contact through my dreams, UAP sightings, and other means.  It took me nearly two decades to get over the fear that I might have been abducted by aliens.  When I gathered enough courage to face the nightmarish possibility of abduction, I discovered that my intuitions of abduction are dreamlike.

    The book Missing Time Found presents my own case study including analysis of anomalous body marks and a traditional regression hypnosis session.

    Get in touch

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