Jeremy Taylor, Dmin – 2012

Jeremy Taylor, Dmin
2012 IASD Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Personal Profile
2012 Lifetime Achievement Award Introduction to three of the founders of IASD. [edited] Within IASD, through the years, Jeremy has presented at IASD conferences, written IASD our publications, been visible and vocal proponents of IASD and its goals. More importantly he has changed the understanding of dreams and dreamwork in the world community. Jeremy Taylor is an ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister with a Doctor of Ministry degree (D.Min.) from the University of Creation Spirituality and an honorary Doctor of Sacred Theology (STD) from Starr King School for the Ministry. He has taught at schools and seminaries of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley for over 30 years, but he also teaches at other colleges and universities not only in CA, such as the Haden Institute in NC, but some as far away as South Korea. In recent years he has enlightened dreamworkers in Canada, Mexico, Australia, England and Peru. Jeremy was an early proponent of projective dreamwork, the “If it were my dream” approach, or as Jeremy might say, “In my imagined version of the dream…” He is the author of four books, DreamWork being the one that in 1983 provided me with a template for founding a dream group, The Metro DC Dream Community. His latest book is an updated version of that, titled The Wisdom of Your Dreams: Using Dreams to Tap into Your Unconscious and Transform Your Life. Other earlier books are The Living Labyrinth: Universal Themes in Myths, Dreams and The Symbolism of Waking Life; Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill. Jeremy spreads the good news about dreams throughout the media and is a frequent guest on TV and radio, as well as online, such as hosting AOL’s innovative dream work show.As a powerful advocate for social justice, Jeremy also has inspired others with his lifetime practice of boldly putting his ideas out front, using dreams as a tool not only for personal understanding and growth, but also for outreach to those who are marginalized in our society. Jeremy is also a media favorite, a published poet, a prize-winning screen-play writer, artist and cartoonist.