Posts Tagged 'dreamwork'

Southern Dreaming: Regional Conference

Southern Dreaming
Regional Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams
April 28-29, 2017 

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
1135 State Park Road
Greenville, SC

Keynote Symposiums
Workshops & Lectures

Please see this site to find more information on presenters and registration.

An App Creates a Community of Dreamers

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Hunter Lee Soik and partners have produced Shadow, an app for iPhone and Android devices that facilitates the recording of dreams, plus archives and analyzes the data it retrieves.

SHADOW is a stylish alarm clock that uses a series of escalating alarms that maximize dream recall and make waking up easier by taking you through your hypnopompic state (the transition from asleep to awake) much slower than a standard alarm clock. Once you’re awake, SHADOW prompts you to record your dreams—you can speak them directly into the app, and SHADOW will transcribe the text and pull out the keywords. With your permission, this dream content is then shared with the database, which organizes the global dream data and identifies major themes and trends.”

You can find the Shadow community on Facebook. There is also a TED talk with Hunter Lee Soik here.

The Archetypal Theater Inside You

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The Center for Psychology in Rogers, Arkansas, will host Jungian Analyst Constance Evans Romero speaking on The Archetypal Theater Inside You on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 8:30am–12:30pm. For more information, see the Events page.

Dreams: Lost Language of God—Workshop

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St. Scholastica Monastery in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, will host Jungian Therapist Diana McKendree and Pastor Lance Sawyer in a weekend workshop, February 19–21, 2016, teaching dreamwork which blends the best of Jungian psychology with the sacred biblical tradition. See Events page for more information.

Dream Workshop with Larry Maze

Dream Workshop with Bishop Larry Maze

St. Andrews Episcopal Church
Corner of 9th and Oak Streets
Rogers, Arkansas
Saturday, April 18 from 10 am thru 3:30 pm. in the Parish Hall
For more information contact the church office at 479-636-4042 or saintandrewsrogers@me.com.

Appointment with the Wise Old Dog

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“Nature’s Daughter Rising Amidst Flames” (1965), oil pastel on paper, by David Blum

Watch this trailer for the 1998 DVD “Appointment with the Wise Old Dog,” about David Blum who was then dying with cancer. He discusses a recurring anima figure in his dreams and the way he gained deeper insight through his artwork based on these dreams. ARAS – Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism has made their collection of his forty-four dream paintings and commentary available on their website.

Dreamwork Dissertations

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Thanks to the Asheville Jung Center for highlighting this Huffington Post article by Kelly Bulkeley on three dissertations by women researchers on various aspects of dreamwork.

Dreams: Weathervane of the Soul

A good article by the Huffington Post’s Richard Gaudreau on how dreams have worked in his life..

Larry Maze Workshop

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock invites everyone to join them Friday, Feb. 3–Saturday, Feb. 4 for a seminar titled “There is More to You Than You Think” with Bishop Larry Maze. The seminar will explore the inner spiritual journey employing Jungian spirituality to help discover parts of yourself you never knew existed. The cost for the seminar is $35 per person and includes lunch on Saturday. You may pay at the door or online. Check the website for more information. Bishop Maze retired from the Diocese of Arkansas in 2007 and is now Bishop-in-Residence at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock. He speaks on the topics of Jungian spirituality and dreamwork and how it interfaces with Christian spirituality. He has led teaching conferences in many areas of the southeast and serves on the faculty of The Haden Institute.

A Diplomat’s Dream Diary

Yesterday on NPR I heard a review of a new biography of American diplomat and Soviet scholar George F. Kennan, George F. Kennan: An American Life, written by John Lewis Gaddis. My ears perked up when I heard that the author had access to “Kennan’s diaries, even a dream diary.” Kennan lived to be 101 and requested his biography not be published until after his death—Gaddis started working with Kennan on the biography in the late 1970s.

Gaddis says about Kennan: “Well, if you had to single out one individual who probably did more than anyone else in coming up with the big idea of how the second half of the 20th century could be less dangerous than the first half was, I think Kennan would be right up there at the top of the list.”

I’m curious as to how much the author details about the dream diary in his book. Frank Costigliola, who is editing the diaries, says of the 20,000-page diary, of which the dream diary is a part: “The diary reveals in sharp detail the personal life and the political, philosophical, and spiritual concerns of America’s most famous diplomat. . . . Most of this magnificent diary focuses on Kennan’s inner life, on his critiques of societal developments, and on what he discerned with his acute senses. . . . In addition to the separate ‘dream diary’ kept from 1964–77, Kennan included in his regular journal accounts of strange and not-so-strange dreams. . . . ‘I am a teacher,’ he affirmed on several occasions. He also saw his role as ‘that of the prophet. It was for this that I was born.’”

Sounds like fascinating material for a dream researcher/writer—we don’t often hear about how dreams affect the life and work of such public figures. Kennan said the diary “might be more important in the light of posterity (assuming that there will be any posterity) than anything else I am doing these days.” We should all take this to heart, as to the importance of our own journal writings and inner work.


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