Imaginal-Ritual-Actual

A fifty-year-old man recently told me the following dream which he called: “The Colorful Toad”: “I’m in my upstairs office in my house. The room is fairly dark. On the…

Dream of a Dead Brother

I’ve been away from my blogging for awhile, mainly because of a very sad personal event in my life—in early July I got the news that my older brother Ivor…

Three Wolves at the Window

Why do we need to have dreamworkers in the world? This is a fair question; let me try to answer it with a recent dream example from my practice that…

Many Ways to Work With a Dream

I had a striking dream a week ago. I’m calling it “Bulldozing the Tower of Luggage”: I’m in front of my old house (where I lived in as a teenager). Other…

To Integrate or to Overcome?

Frightening figures appear in our dreams very often–threatening pursuers, nasty looking people at the door, terrifying animals, all manner of ghosts, zombies, monsters and demons stalk us in our dreams….

Dreams and Homeopathy

Hey all you homeopaths and homeo-dreamers out there, I just had an article published in Homeopathy Today about a method for using dream information in homeopathy. If you’d like to…

Letting Go of the Deceased

Dreamwork can be a living, evolving thing. Some dreams stay alive in the imagination for a long time. New perspectives and new insights can appear over time. It might happen…

Trauma in Dreams

When people ask me what my life calling is I usually reply: “I want to help get dreams back into medicine and health care.” When people ask me why dreams…

When a Woman Dreams of Eggs

The egg is a fascinating symbol. When an egg appears in a dream it always catches my attention; I know that something important is being shown, something to do with…

Do the Contents of the Unconscious Want to Be Exposed in Dreams?

A few years ago I was working with a woman who didn’t understand why I was so interested in her dreams. As a way of justifying myself I said: “I’m…