For over 20 years, my personal dream journal has been invaluable for my own
psycho-spiritual growth, life direction, and personal healing. Formal dream
studies include graduate work at JFK University, and I am currently completing
certification through the Marin Institute of Projective Dreamwork with
Rev. Dr. Jeremy Taylor.
I've studied dreams from a variety of perspectives through classes which include:
Sleep, Dreams, and States of Consciousness
Shamanism and Dreams
Lucid Dreaming: Consciousness in Sleep
Sufism, Symbols and Dreams
Integral Approach to Dreamwork
Group Projective Dreamwork
Language of the Dream
History of Dreaming
Dreams: Initiation and Indigenous Ways of Knowing
Stones, Shamans and Goddess Dreams
Jungian approach to dreams
Time Travel and Reality Creation
Dreaming into the Dreamtime
"The Basic Dream Work Tool Kit" written by Dr. Jeremy Taylor provides a useful
foundation for group dreamwork:
1. All dreams speak a universal language and come in the service of health and
2. Only the dreamer can say with any certainty what meanings his or her
dream may have.
3. There is no such thing as a dream with only one meaning.
4. No dreams come just to tell you what you consciously already know.
5. When talking to others about their dreams it is both wise and polite to preface
your remarks with words to the effect that "if it were my dream..." and to keep this
commentary in first person as much as possible.
6. All dream group participants should agree at the outset to maintain anonymity
in all discussions of dream work.