hygienic dark retreat

profound rest for the self‑healing psyche

a book by andrew durham

formerly darkroomretreat.com


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  • read
  • apply
    • darken your room
    • retreat according to this method at home or at a center
    • climb the ladder
  • interact
    • send me a question or comment
    • report on your retreat online and send me the link
    • join my Telegram study and makers groups.
  • engage
    • tell me about spelling and grammatical errors you find in the book
    • improve the website and designs
    • improve the method (see below)
    • publish the book; see license
    • invite me to speak at an event
    • do something not listed above, perhaps something only you know about or that we could develop together
  • support
    • buy the book after reading if it has been beneficial
    • hire my services


If you find a theoretical or practical error in the approach, or a way to improve it, please let me know. I am happy to alter the book if your proposal:

  • presents a rational argument
  • remains consonant with hygienic principles
  • includes clear reports of your own reproducible experiments with the current method
  • is offered courteously

Likewise, I would like to work with you in any way to develop hygienic dark retreating and advance its cause if you:

  • have read my book
  • demonstrate understanding of its basic ideas
  • have retreated according to my protocol and are convinced of the value of my approach


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