Saturday-Sunday, October 17-18
ROOTS OF THE DREAM TREE
Requickening Ancient Traditions of Dreaming
A lovely space round the corner from 4th Street, a synchronicity haven with its boutiques and restaurants
$325 if paid in full by September 17, $375 thereafter
INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
Jane Carleton; Tel 925-322-9264
A dream, in the vocabulary of Inuit shamans, is “what makes me dive in headfirst”. This weekend adventure is a deep dive into ancient and indigenous traditions of dreaming, to reclaim practices and mythic knowing that are urgently needed in our world today.
The traditions we’ll explore understood some essential things about dreams and dreaming that have been largely forgotten in Western culture. Dreaming is traveling: we make visits and we receive visitations. Dreaming is a place of encounter between humans and the more-than-human, including the God/Goddess we can talk to. Dreaming is part of our human survival kit, giving us glimpses of the possible future we can use to make better choices.
We start with a Native American tradition of shamanic dreaming that called Robert when he moved to a farm in upstate New York and started dreaming with the ancestors of the land. Dreaming with Island Woman we’ll learn from an ancient Mohawk shaman and Mother of the Wolf Clan that dreaming is all about soul – discerning the secret wishes of the soul and bringing lost soul energy home – and also about traveling across time for keys to survival and purpose.
Dreaming with the Speaking Land, we learn from Aboriginal tradition that our personal dreams may be portals to the Dreamtime or Everywhen, where we meet the Ancestors on higher levels, and that everything around us is alive and conscious, speaking to us if we will listen.
We practice Dreaming like an Egyptian. We learn to use dream telepathy as a communications system. We seek our allies in the realm of the gods and open to the light of the blue star.
We fly to the Hellenic world to practice Healing in the Asklepian Dream Temple.
We go Dreaming with Jung, who labored to bring together the best of Western science and scholarship with the ancient ways of soul travel and soul remembering.
And we will draw from other traditions and the fresh dreams and experiences of synchronicity we’ll share in our circle.
Come ready to plunge deep. You will leave these shared adventures with first-hand evidence that the Dreamworld is the Real World, carrying gifts you can apply any day, to charge your life with magic.