Dreams and dream groups
Historically, dreams have carried deep significance across cultures around the world for many thousands of years. In greek mythology, Morpheus, the son of Zeus, was the god of dreams. References to dreams can be found in the writings of Plato, Hippocrates and Aristotle. Egyptian hieroglyphs carry references to dream symbols dating back to 2000BC. The Chinese Taoist tradition teaches of the spiritual significance of dreams as represented in the i-Ching. The Christian bible makes references to dreams, as does the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita, the Islamic Koran, The Egyptian Book of the dead, The Jewish Torah and the Buddhist Tripitakas. Maori culture and native American cultures pay tribute to their dreams. A myriad of artists, scientists, inventors and the like, cite their dreams as points of reference and inspiration, and Australian Aboriginal cultures refer to the ‘dreamtime’ as the creation of the world.
Might our literal and contemporary dream-time be a means of re-creating our own personal worlds as we sleep?
In working with our dreams, we might ask ourselves, how much is my personal myth / story inextricably woven into the fabric of my dreams?
What new possibilities might become clearer to me, when I bring a dream into my waking life?
Our mission is to invite dreams and dreaming back into the consciousness of everyday people as a means of developing self-understanding, insight and meaning.
The approach we take to working with your dreams will depend on what fits for you, but it is important to note, that I do not interpret your dreams for you. You are the expert, and only you can apply meaning to your dream world.
“Never forget, in working with our dreams, even for a moment, that we move on treacherous ground where nothing is certain, but uncertainty” – C.G. Jung (Man in search of a soul)
Ward, T. (2001). Meditations and dreamwork. London, England: Arcturus Publishing Ltd.
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