Our dreams have fascinated us since the dawn of history. Where do they come from? What do they mean? Is it possible to work with dreams? Should they be taken seriously? Should they ever be[...]
Our dreams have fascinated us since the dawn of history. Where do they come from? What do they mean? Is it possible to work with dreams? Should they be taken seriously? Should they ever be taken literally? Are they merely the exhausted wanderings of the nocturnal mind? These are some of the questions dealt with in this fun and very down to earth introduction to dreams and to dreamwork.
We start with the Bible and ask how is it that dreams went out of fashion so early in the Christian story? Then we explore the surprising part that dreams have played in the history of science. Inevitably, we take a look at the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung and their consideration of the interpretation of dreams. Symbolism in dreams is another topic that is touched upon, along with dreams and spirituality and dreams and personal development. Finally, we look at very practical ways we can work on our dreams.
Dreamwork can make an enormous contribution to our psychological and spiritual growth. However, it involves a long-term commitment to work and it is not a shortcut to perfection. It is work that can be done alone, but undoubtedly, it is work that is best done with a competent and qualified person. Sometimes people wok on their dreams in groups and this too has proved to be an effective approach. During this program, however, it is unlikely that we will have much time to spend on the dreams of individual participants.