In this premier event, world renowned dream experts Robert Waggoner and Robert Bosnak join Machiel Klerk in a three-way dialogue to discuss Klerk’s new CD, Rumi and the World of Dream. In this discussion the three dream workers talk about their ways of working with dreams, the importance of lucid dreams in their life, ways to engage with the dream beings and visits of ancestors in the world of dream. It is a fascinating talk, and you can get your free download here.
In the CD “Rumi and the World of Dream” Klerk describes the three basic characteristics of dreaming that help us relate to dreams in an experiential and relational way. The great interpreter of poet Rumi, Coleman Barks has provided an introduction and bonus feature to the CD.
Dream Discussion Participants:
Robert Waggoner is one of the greatest lucid dreamers in the western world and author of Lucid Dreaming, Gateway to the Inner Self. He is also the past president-elect of the International Association of study of Dreams.
Robert Bosnak, PsyA is a Jungian psychoanalyst who graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich in 1977. He developed a method of working with dreams called Embodied Imagination. Bosnak also wrote several books, among which the worldwide bestseller ‘A Little Course In Dreams’.
Machiel Klerk, LMFT is the author of a unique style of working with dreams called: Dream Dialogue. He is also the founder of the Jung Society of Utah, licensed therapist and a dream worker.
You can pre-purchase the CD or audio download here at dreamdialogue.com/products
Length of discussion 75 minutes
O My Prophetic Soul!
Dreams, Visions, Revelations
Do we, like Hamlet, have prophetic souls? According to Jung, the function of the unconscious is not prophetic but prospective – an anticipatory combination of probabilities (not certainties) about the future. Self-proclaimed, so-called prophecy may also be psychopathology. Jung warns us that the sudden appearance of a prophet is often evidence of “psychic disequilibrium.” From Moses to Jesus to Muhammad (who, when he came out of the cave and came down from the mountain, wondered whether the experience was truly prophetic, merely poetic, or utterly psychotic) to Joseph Smith – of what value are dreams, visions, revelations? When and why does prophecy succeed or fail? Is it an inspiration, or is it a hallucination in which we just “see things” and “hear things”? Michael Vannoy Adams will present famous cases of altered states of consciousness and lead an interactive discussion about the importance of contemporary epiphanies.
About the Speaker: Michael Vannoy Adams is a Jungian psychoanalyst in New York City. Adams is the author of four important books – For Love of the Imagination: Interdisciplinary Applications of Jungian Psychoanalysis (2014), The Mythological Unconscious (2010, 2nd rev. ed.), The Fantasy Principle: Psychoanalysis of the Imagination (2004), and The Multicultural Imagination: “Race,” Color, and the Unconscious (1996). He is a clinical associate professor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is also a faculty member at the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, the Object Relations Institute, and the New School, where he was previously associate provost. He has been a Marshall scholar in England and a Fulbright senior lecturer in India.
Date: Nov7, 2014
Time: 6pm PST / 9pm EST
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Once upon a time, or so begins many a story, we looked to the heavens and to the angels for inspiration. And we prayed. The Gods of antiquity have now been replaced with clever conversation, and now we stand in saluted attention to the personal. So with the illusion that the Gods are no longer worthy of our attention, we seek inspiration from the commonplace and look for divinity in what we can easily see in the light. Throughout our history as a species, there has been deep regard for the dream as a source of knowledge far greater than that of the conscious mind. In dreams we are presented with an understanding about the nature of our life and destiny, which far too often is veiled from our eyes because of the many “concerns” of daily life. And then, too, if we listen closely to the whispers of this voice, we can hear a murmur of a destiny waiting to be embraced.
In this lecture, Dr Conforti will present the work of the early masters in Jungian psychology and discuss the presence of the objective psyche in dreams. Jungian psychology was the first to examine dreams, the personal and collective unconscious and our rich unconscious life using story, myth and active imagination to illuminate the workings of the unconscious elements of our psyche. The writings of C.G. Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz, and the other early Jungians were truly inspired. They brought us into a world where spirit, Self and soul were captured on every page, where the pages were the canvas for these artists seeking to capture in words and images what they experienced within the inner world.
Dr. Michael Conforti is a Jungian analyst and the founder and Director of The Assisi Institute. He has been a faculty member at the Jung Institute Boston and Jung Foundation of New York. A pioneer in the field of matter-psyche studies, Dr. Conforti investigates the workings of archetypal fields and the relationship between Jungian psychology and science. He lectures worldwide. He is the author of Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings (2007) and Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche.
This limited time package includes
all audio programs from Jung Society of Utah
season four lectures:
- David Cumes – An Indigenous Approach to Dreams
- Lionel Corbett – Jung’s Approach to Spirituality and Religion
- Diane Musho Hamilton – The Miracle of We
- James Hollis – The Psychospiritual Dilemma of Our Time
- Coleman Barks and David Darling – An Evening of Rumi’s Poetry with music and commentary
- Stephen Aizenstat – Tending the Living Image: A Dream Tending Lecture
- Bob Walter – Mythology, Health, and Healing
- Michael Meade – Why the World Doesn’t End
- Richard Kradin – The Placebo Response: Power of Unconscious Healing
In this insightful and inspiring lecture, Stephen Aizenstat invites you into the world of Dream Tending. Dr. Aizenstat has developed Dream Tending methods that feature a process of discovery in which dreamers become “naturalists” of the psyche, observing the activity of the images in the unfolding dreamscape. In tending the dream, dreamers experience the particularity of the images as they become increasingly visible, distinct, and present.
Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is the Chancellor and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has explored the power of dreams through depth psychology and his own research for more than 35 years. His Dream Tending methodologies extend traditional dream work to the vision of an animated world and his work opens creativity and the generative process. Dr. Aizenstat’s book, Dream Tending, describes multiple new applications of dreamwork in relation to health and healing, nightmares, the World’s Dream, relationships, and the creative process. For more information on his other publications, visit www.dreamtending.org.
On the surface, lucid dreaming seems deceptively simple – a paradoxical state in which you know you are dreaming, while you are dreaming. There, you can fly through space, create fire breathing dragons, and cast spells like Harry Potter, all in the safety of your subconscious mind. Scientifically validated for thirty years, recent neuroscientists have deemed lucid dreaming a “hybrid state of consciousness,” since the dreaming brain and portions of the waking/conscious brain show simultaneous activation. Yet some experienced lucid dreamers, like our presenter, will argue that lucid dreaming allows a person to interact directly with one’s inner Self. Moreover, these interactions meet the criteria that Carl Jung established to show the existence of an “inner awareness.”
Robert Waggoner is author of the acclaimed book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, and a past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD). He co-edits the free online magazine, The Lucid Dream Exchange, and frequently speaks on lucid dreaming at colleges and conferences worldwide.
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