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Dreams of Animals
February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$5
Animals dreams are memorable. An animal in our dream has a way of catching our attention. As James Hillman puts it: “Animals wake up the imagination. You see a deer by the side of the road, or geese flying in formation, you become hyperalert. I’ve found that animal dreams can do this too. They really wake people up. Animal dreams provoke their feelings, get them thinking, interested, and curious.”
The deep connection we have with animals can cut both ways in our dreams– we can love them, admire them, and be awed by them, but they can also trigger instinctual fears and reactions that we have little control over. Challenges that arise from the fact that we humans have a three-part brain structure (reptilian brain, mammalian brain, and human brain) are often depicted in dreams as encounters with animals.
I will be doing a talk about animal dreams at our next Toronto Dreamers Meetup gathering on Wed Feb 19th, 7-9:30 pm. I will present some of the interesting dream content research concerning animal motifs, and then present some of my own findings. Then we will open up the floor for dream sharing. So please bring one of your own animal dreams to share with the group.