Radio Show Archive
Jeanne spent many years as a hospice social worker and grief counselor helping the elderly and their families approach death and dying with courage and grace. Her book Dreams at the Threshold is one of the most valuable I know on the vital theme of inviting dreams to help midwife death. deeply simple and simply deep. She shows us, with a wealth of moving stories, that we don’t need to be experts to help others with their dreams. All we need is to hold a safe space, encourage someone (here, usually terminal patients) to tell a dream if so inclined, and then listen with full attention without trying to interpret or analyze. A person who has been bedridden for months now finds that she has a story to tell, and communication with her family opens up. She may soon become aware that she is receiving visitations from departed loved ones and has guides with familiar faces for the tremendous journey that lies ahead. This is the substance of a grand conversation..
From time immemorial, humans have turned to ndreams for guidance on life issues and access to wiser sources than the ordinary mind. For many cultures, dreams were and are a field of interaction between humans and the more-than-human: with gods and spirits, with ancestors and elementals. So the practice of dream incubation – of putting a question to the oracle of the night – was often approached with care and elablorate preparation, For a pilgrim hoping to be admitted to the sacred dormitory of Asklepios, the god of dream healing, this involved ritual cleansing and offering a dream of invitation. Hear Robert discuss how to turn to your dreams for guidance with Kelly Lydick, an avid dreamworker and creative coach who has written a short on Dream Incubation for Greater Self-Awareness. Her website is kellylydick.com.
Lisa is a graduate of Robert’s first full online Training for Teachers of Active Dreaming (Level One). She is a dreamwork coach and YouTuber who helps others reclaim their magic and expand their horizons by teaching them how to unlock the power of their dreams. She says that her goal is to act as a guide for others as they travel and ‘wake up’ along their personal journeys through the Multiverse, with a focus on awakening and living a fuller life through dreaming. You’ll enjoy her lively interaction with Robert as they work and play with each other’s dreams and her passionate commitment to helping to rebirth a dreaming society in our world, in our time.It’s time!
Most human cultures have looked to dreams as a field of interaction with wiser intelligences, call them the God we can talk to, angels or ancestors, the spirit of Nature. Hear Robert in dialogue with spiritual counsellor and veteran deram teacher Carol Davis on the many ways that guides may communicate with us in dreams, and enjoy them playing coach for each other as they share personal experiences.
“To listen to your dreams, even if you don’t understand their meaning, is to be in contact with the poet, artist, dancer, musician, and philosopher resting at the base of your soul crying out to be heard,”says Walter Berry, a passionate dreamworker who has been leading dream sharing circles for many years. He also has long experience of Hollywood as a professional lighting designer for film and television. He is the author of a forthcoming book, Drawn into the Dream, in which he encourages us to release our inner artist through dreamwork and open windows into a deeper world. He declares, “I am not looking for answers so much as opening all the windows I can find I hope to open enough windows that the magic inside wakes up and engulfs us.” Hear Walter and Robert share their dream adventures and play dreamwork guides for each other in this lively, sometimes wildly funny, conversation.
Jane is both a seasoned dream teacher and Robert’s host for workshops in the Bay Area, and a certified gemologist and jewelry appraiser. She brings a jeweler’s eye to appraising dreams, as well as the tools of Active Dreaming. Hear her talk about how stones and crystals may be used as dream talismans, and how estate jewelry may carry the energy of those who wore it before. Jane and Robert have fun as she leads investigation of Robert’s fresh and mysterious dream of a museum in the desert where centaurs are livelier and stranger than in classical art and the coffee is so good that you don’t want to wake up to smell common grounds..
Dreams, even the scary ones, are not on our case; they are on our side. Writing from this essential perspective, in her new book The Art of Transforming Nightmares Clare Johnson gives us practical guidance on how to use “bad” dreams and nightmares as portals to healing and transformation. She observes that some “bad” dreams are telepathic or precognitive, part of our innate intuitive radar. She encourages us to grow our dream lucidity in order to confront and resolve nightmare challenges on their own ground, and to understand that recurring dreams may be playing again and again because we have failed to receive an important message or, no less important, to act on it. In this lively conversation, Robert and Clare share personal experiences of resolving scary dreams through lucid dream reentry. Hear them explore the idea that nightmares are gifts in ugly wrapping paper that challenge us to brave up to our monsters in dreams and in waking life.
Czech dream teacher and life coach Jana Mitzoda tells us about the dream that called her from the sea or dreams to the waves off Lanzarote and how she uses dreamwork to help people find and fulfill their life calling. Share the fun as Jana and Robert play the Lightning Dreamwork Game together with recent dreams.You can find out more about Jana and her new book “Through the Eye of the Whale”, available in English in an audio edition in February, at her website: https://lamurai.com/
In this lively conversation she talks with Robert about how to the Egyptian mind would understand the pandemic, and how we can bring sacred powers and imaginal scripts for healing from ancient traditions.They describe their personal experiences of healing with the aid of Sekhmet. Hear them do live divination with Normandi’s hieroglyph deck,finding the hope of a movement towards the restoration of flow in our world and the resurgence of the Divine Feminine.
In the second half of the show he is joined by Minnesota dream teacher Monica Kenton to demonstrate how much fun we can have sharing dreams in the Lightning Dreamwork Game. Invented by Robert, this fast and frisky four-step process allows us to share dreams and personal stories, offer each other non-intrusive feedback and guide each other to take action to bring energy and guidance into embodied life. Monica’s dream of The Railroad Tycoon and the Sewing Machine awakens us to the possibility that in dreaming we may have access to great intellects from other times and that this dream business can be good for business in the worldly sense!
“The dream knows,” says Catalan psychologist and dream explorer Jordi Borras, who brings the gift of dreaming to many through his courses in dream integration and his work in radio, television and film in Catalonia. Robert and Jordi share their experiences of helping young children with dreams and learning from them. Kids put adults back in touch with experiences adults may consider extraordinary, but are entirely natural in the childhood worlds of dreaming, as in the shaman’s. Kids also need help with scary stuff. Jordi gave one of his daughters a rag doll call Lluna (Moon) and told her to make drawings of bad dreams and put them in Lluna’s pocket; Moon would eat them overnight.
Hear Robert and Jordi share their personal dreams and their passions for helping to rebirth a dreaming society. Jordi is one of those who understands deeply that dreams require much more than analysis; they require creative action to embody their healing energy and guidance.
“We are literally made of story. Every night, something in our biology compulsively spits out dream-stories in order to keep us healthy. As essential as breathing, these stories have layers of usefulness that are part self-regulatory, part transmission of wisdom, and part connective tissue to a networked intelligence unconstrained by time and space.” – Toko-pa Turner, Belonging
“The state of hypnagogia presents us with what might be considered prime time for channeling the energies of thought…The hypnagogic state is one of the rare times when almost anyone can use mental images to induce emotion. I advise using the hypnagogic state to picture the achievement of a cherished aim…Feel the pleasure of attainment.”
A lively conversation with Danielle Dulsky, author of
The Holy Wild: A Heathen Bible for the Untamed Woman