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The Dream Machine

The Dream Machine is a vessel for the exploration of consciousness, powered by innovative photostimulation technology. Where years of meditation are required to reach certain states of consciousness, here a simple press of a button takes you on this introspective journey.

Depending on the session you have selected, the Dream Machine generates a customized sequence of light flashes. These flashes, perceived through your closed eyelids, are filtered to gently but evenly stimulate your retina. Each session includes phases of stable rhythm, encouraging the emergence of the photic driving phenomenon.

This ingenious process acts as a beacon for your brain, inviting it to synchronize harmoniously with the light rhythm. In so doing, you are guided into altered states of consciousness.

94% of our users have reported the perception of hallucinatory geometric shapes, while 89% have been transported by an explosion of colors generated by their own brains.

Our practices are firmly rooted in rigorous scientific studies, which served as the basis for the design of our technology. They have guided the development of our solution and ensured the protection of our innovation through patent registration.

Discover the Dream Machine in Video

To start your journey with the Dream Machine, first switch it on and open the corresponding application. Wait a moment while the device connects. If this is your first use, the application will automatically download all available sessions. This may take a few minutes, but you'll only need to do it once.

Once you've downloaded the sessions, you'll have a wide range of experiences at your disposal, with different objectives and durations: relaxation, creativity, energy, and much more. Choose your session.

Then position yourself comfortably in front of the Dream Machine, keeping a distance of approximately one meter. When you feel ready, press "play", close your eyes and let yourself be carried away by the journey...

To guide you through this experience, a QR code is included in the manual, redirecting you to a video instruction manual. The video is divided into 16 chapters to facilitate set-up and guarantee a successful first experience. To access it, click on the following link:
Video Tutorial

There are currently over forty sessions available, ranging in length from 3 to 70 minutes. And we're adding more all the time!

The Dream Machine experience is intensified to an intensely immersive level when coupled with music! Many Dream Machine sessions are harmoniously combined with musical compositions, some specially created by talented artists to complement the experience. Other sessions benefit from hypnotic audio accompaniments that we've meticulously crafted. For the remaining sessions, we offer you the freedom to select your favorite tracks, allowing you to further personalize your sensory journey.

The Dream Machine is proud of its French roots. Every aspect of its development and design highlights French know-how and expertise.

The Dream Machine's aesthetic design was entrusted to Alix Videlier, a French artist-designer renowned for his unique approach. His innovative aesthetics and eye for detail brought our vision of the Dream Machine to life.

As for the device's electronic engineering, this was carried out entirely in France. Our team of French engineers worked with passion and determination to create a high-quality product, combining cutting-edge technology with ease of use.

The development of the application that accompanies the Dream Machine was also carried out in France.

It's also interesting to note that the genesis of the stroboscopic phenomenon on which the Dream Machine is based was discovered in the 1960s by artist Bryon Gysin in the South of France. So we're particularly proud to continue bringing this very French project to life!

In short, the Dream Machine is a true alliance of French art, technology and engineering.

Objectives, benefits and other effects on the brain

The Dream Machine offers a variety of sessions designed to meet different needs: relaxation, stimulation, rest, creativity and much more... In addition, it offers multi-day programs designed to improve your sleep or enrich your meditation practice.

However, the main aim of the Dream Machine is to guide your brain towards new biological rhythms. It works by inducing variations in rhythms, thus exploiting natural neurophysiological phenomena.

For example, during a standard waking state, *beta* waves are generally more dominant. If you want to relax, the Dream Machine helps your brain to modulate the activity of *alpha* waves, either by slowing down their rhythm, or by reinforcing their existing activity. This allows you to instantly reach a state of tranquility and serenity, centered on yourself.

The Dream Machine experience varies considerably from person to person. There are two main types of visuals:

1/ Kaleidoscopic and fractal hallucinations that seem to superimpose themselves on your field of vision, resembling an internal mental image rather than a concrete visual perception. These hallucinations do not occur in all sessions, nor for all individuals, but are most common in the "exploration" category of sessions, or with use of the clear cover. These hallucinations are not a criterion of effectiveness; some sessions have other objectives. They can be intensified by increasing the brightness and removing the porthole.

2/Oneiric visions
once the first veil of fractal visuals has been crossed, a reverie may arise, similar to a stream of thoughts that takes a particular turn. In deep relaxation, these images, thoughts and understandings can transport you far into an extraordinary experience, opening the doors to your unconscious.

Each of these experiences is unique and varies from one individual to another. We recommend repeated sessions to learn how to navigate further and further into your thoughts.

94% of our users perceived geometric shapes, while 89% were amazed by an explosion of colors.
89% of users reported a sensation of well-being, feeling calmer, more serene and in a better mood immediately after a session.
40% of users experienced synesthesia, discovering new internal and bodily sensations.
Finally, 10% of users had mystical experiences, acquiring new perspectives on themselves and the world.

To find out more, please visit : The benefits

Using the Dream Machine gives rise to visions of geometric shapes and colors. These effects emerge because of a certain stable rhythm established in our cerebral vision areas. These areas are structured like electrical circuits, and when stimulated at a particular frequency by the Dream Machine, they respond by creating these shapes and colors.

The researchers also found that the Dream Machine can influence our thinking abilities. By adjusting the rhythm of the light, we can help our brains achieve states of intense concentration or boundless creativity.

There is also evidence that the technique used by the Dream Machine could have medical benefits. It could help assess the risk of certain diabetic eye diseases, help classify psychiatric disorders or even slow the development of Alzheimer's disease.(This is research work, currently, Dream Machine is not a medical device).

For more details, see : The science behind Dream Machine

And if you're curious about the studies that back this up, here are a few:

Rule et al., 201
Bartossek et al., 2021; Pari, 2021; Schwartzman et al., 2019
Kisvárday et al., 2000
Deiber et al., 2020
Lim et al., 2017
Alimardani et al., 2018
He et al., 2021; Iaccarino et al., 2016; Lee et al., 2021

By "semi-psychedelic", we mean an experience that is deeper and more immersive than traditional meditation, but less intense and radical than the use of psychedelic substances. The Dream Machine has been designed to generate safe and accessible altered states of consciousness, without the risks and uncertainties associated with the use of psychedelic substances.

The benefits of such an approach are manifold: first and foremost, the ability to explore one's own mind in a safe, controlled environment. Users report experiences of deep relaxation, daydreaming, kaleidoscopic geometric visions, and new perspectives on their thoughts and feelings.

What's more, this semi-psychedelic method is completely legal, without the risks of long-term side-effects associated with the use of substances. It's an accessible and controlled gateway to the exploration of consciousness, offering an innovative approach for those who wish to go further than traditional meditation, but are not ready or do not wish to venture into the world of psychedelic substances.

How to use

Yes, to use the Dream Machine you need to use the Dream Machine app on an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.

The Dream Machine app is available free of charge on the iOS and Android stores.

The application is currently available in two languages: French and English.

No subscription or additional purchase fees are required.

Regular updates are made to add new sessions and enhance your experience.

The experience works best on the latest operating systems.(For Android, version 9 or higher is required).

Many practitioners in the field of complementary therapies are already using the Dream Machine in their work. In addition, specific training for professionals, inspired by the techniques used in psychedelic medicine, will soon be available.

However, it's important to stress that while the Dream Machine can help alleviate stress and anxiety, and improve sleep, it is not a substitute for therapeutic or medical treatment. Although some users report effects that may resemble these, it should be remembered that the main aim of the Dream Machine is to foster well-being, promote self-awareness and explore different states of consciousness.

Equipped with 21 LEDs, the Dream Machine promises impressive longevity, with an estimated lifespan of over 30 years, if used for an hour every day. An invitation to long-term introspective journeys! :) What's more, we attach great importance to durability, which is why the body of the Dream Machine is made from materials that enable long-term use, and easy recycling at the end of the product's life.

Yes, we're happy to host a Facebook group for Dream Machine users: Dream Machine Community.

We also have online community & courses available for English speakers at www.awakeneddreamers.love


The Dream Machine is accessible to all, with the exception of those suffering from neurological disorders such as epilepsy, psychiatric disorders or ocular disorders. As a precautionary measure, we also recommend that pregnant women and children refrain from using the Dream Machine, given the potential risk of undetected neurological disorders. If you have any doubts or concerns, please do not hesitate to consult a healthcare professional before using our product.

Ordering and post-purchasing

Only on the Dream Machine website:here

Yes, you can pay for your order free of charge.

in 3 instalments thanks to our partner Scalapay,

or in 4 instalments with Paypal.

When you reach the final stage of the purchasing process, you can choose the option that suits you best and make your payment in instalments with ease.

Yes, you can find the official test points on our website and sign up for a trial: Here

FRANCE: Standard DHL delivery from €25 in 5/8 working days

EUROPE: Standard DHL delivery from €50 in 5/8 working days

WORLD: (incl. Switzerland and UK) Standard DHL delivery over €50

For shipments outside the Euro zone: Dream Machines are shipped from France. Additional charges for local taxes may apply.

Between 5 and 8 working days.

Yes, we deliver worldwide. And an EU/UK/US-compliant transformer is included in every order.

Thanks to the tracking link provided with your purchase.

Yes, the Dream Machine comes with a 2-year warranty.

Simply contact support at [email protected]

Customer service is available Monday to Friday at [email protected] and responds on average within 24 hours.

What's real ?

Unfortunately, while the Dream Machine allows you to explore your consciousness and enter deep states of relaxation, it doesn't yet have the ability to decode Christopher Nolan's films. However, after one session, you may find yourself in a state of mind conducive to analyzing complex scenarios. Then, who knows? Maybe the key to the plot of Inception will come to you during a session with the Dream Machine!

Warranty included

2-year warranty included, exchange your Dream Machine if there are any factory errors.

Fast delivery

Delivery in 5-8 days for almost anywhere in the world!

Support team at your service

We are here to support you on your journey! Feel free to reach out with any questions.