9:15 to 10:30 Block
A. Panel discussion:
Rich Paseman: "DREAM VISITATIONS OF THE DEAD; Communion of Souls – Pillar of
Dream visitations of the dead have been
reported in cultures from antiquity to the contemporary. Are they projections
from the dreamer’s nighttime “cast of characters” or are they valid visits from
the departed? Early Christianity regarded such dream visits as a reality that
was not inconsistent with the faith. These phenomena are grounded in the
communion of souls. Dreams represent a “thin place” where the boundary between
the holy and the ordinary becomes permeable. Symbolically, the “pillar” is a
biblical representation of the means by which souls ascend or descend in
visitation between the two realms.
Athena Kolinski: "The Mythology of
the Major Arcana: The Journey of the Fool."
The major arcana of the tarot is an empowering tool to map out one’s personal
quest for wholeness by correlating dream symbols and images with the archetypal
images of the tarot; thus, pinpointing where they were, are now, and are heading
towards next in both dream and waking states.
B. Walter Berry:
"DreamMaps: A Resource
for the Understanding of Dreams."
This workshop will explore a dream chosen from the
group by making a Dream Map, which depicts symbolic elements of the dream. We
will use Archetypal Projective Dreamwork, Gestalt and perhaps a touch of Dream
Theater. Humor and deep emotion are always present in this workshop.
10:30 to 10:45 –
10:45 to 12:00 – Block
A. Barbara Bishop:
“Replacing Spirits with Spirit: Addiction, Spirituality and Dreaming."
Sober addicts sometimes find "God talk" off-putting, and resist the notion
that spiritual development is a necessary part of recovery. Dreams can provide
help in developing spirituality in an organic way (from within), rather than
from ideas imposed from other people or organizations. This presentation and
workshop will discuss three types of spiritual dreams: dreams with images with
dual functions, that show both active addiction, and the possibility of
spiritual growth; dreams with animal spirit guides; and dreams with traditional
religious imagery. Participants are also encouraged to bring dreams that they
wish to share and work with the other participants.
B. Bonnie Tarwater: “Honoring Dreams as Sacred
Gifts: An introduction to the integration of religious and psychological
practices of dreams as shown through art work.”
This presentation is an introduction to
“Honoring Dreams as Sacred Gifts,” integrating the world religious traditions of
dream practices with psychological approaches. This power point shows art work
that illustrates how to make a visual dream journal and gives an introduction to
how dreams communicate to us in symbols and metaphors. The presentation ends
offering simple tools to create dream groups that create intimate community, as
they honor the sacred inner worlds of participants.
12:00 to 12:15 – closing
gathering, hand in evaluations, networking, restaurant maps etc.
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