William Formaker, Director of the Full Heart Treatment Center in Santa Rosa, discusses how he works with dreams in his practice focused on eating disorders.
Historian Amy Kittelstrom discusses her new book, The Religion of Democracy: Seven Liberals and America’s Moral Tradition.
Jungian analyst and author Dr. Sam Kimbles discusses his new book Phantom Narratives: The Unseen Contributions of Culture to Psyche.
Contributors to Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness in Sleep join me, and this time we focus on Volume 2: Religion, Creativity and Culture. Extended interview with Ryan Hurd, Shayne Dahl, Clare Johnson, and Fariba Bogzaran.
Ryan Hurd and Kelly Bulkeley, editors of the new two-volume series Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness in Sleep, join me along with contributors Scott Sparrow and Robert Waggoner. In this interview we discuss the first volume, on Science, Psychology and Education.
I spoke with author Deirdre Barrett about three of her books: The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams, Trauma and Dreams, and The Committee of Sleep: How Artists, Scientists, and Athletes Use Their Dreams for Creative Problem Solving-And How You Can Too.
Dream Talk Radio goes to New Orleans to interview Rodger Kamenetz, author of The History of Last Night’s Dream, in a wide-ranging talk about dreams and our shared humanity.
Author, scientist, and shamanic practitioner Claude Poncelet talks about his new book, The Shaman Within: A Physicists Guide to the Deeper Dimensions of Your Life, the Universe, and Everything.
I speak with author John Sulak about his latest book, The Wizard and the Witch: Seven Decades of Counterculture, Magick & Paganism (an Oral History of Oberon Zell and Morning Glory).
International teacher and author Thorn Coyle talks about her latest book, Make Magic of Your Life: Passion, Purpose, and the Power of Desire.
I speak with Kelly Bulkeley about his excellent new book Children’s Dreams: Understanding the Most Memorable Dreams and Nightmares of Childhood.
Professor Roger Gottlieb, author of many books from politics to philosophy, talks to me about his most recent book Spirituality: What It Is and Why It Matters.
Sara Spaulding-Phillips, MA, former psychotherapist and leader of women’s mysteries programs for decades, talks about Carl Jung’s Red Book and “Bringing God(dess) Back to the Psyche.”
I spoke with Dzogchen teacher, author, translator, and Tibetan Buddhist scholar Keith Dowman about dreams in Dzogchen. Among the topics you will find in our talk:
The awakened state, the dream state, and deep sleep (2:30)
Dreams as analogue for the awakened state (3:10)
Lucid dreaming and the intensity of light (3:50)
Dream content in Vajrayana and Dzogchen (10:21)
Nightmares and equanimity (12:30)
Precognitive dreams in Dzogchen (15:52)
Vajrayana, dreams, and “skillful means” (17:20)
Lucid dreaming as rehearsal for crossing over (18:30)
Focusing on the light of the dream, and the self-awareness of dreams (19:52)
Highlights of our talk include:
Dream re-entry (2:00)
Do all dreams come in the service of health and wholeness? (5:20)
Active dreaming and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (8:20)
Honoring the dream and simple purification rituals (11:50)
Dreaming with young children (13:50)
Robert’s summer travels, and next books to be published (17:25)
Leaving a legacy: 3-year training for teachers of dreaming (19:27)
Finding and living your bigger life story (20:55)
In 2009 I spoke with herbalist Gail Julian about herbs for sleep and dreams. She shared some of her extensive knowledge about what to do in cases of anxiety, insomnia, and other nervous system upsets. Gail is on the faculty of the California School of Herbal Studies and has a private practice in Sebastopol, CA.
Dr. Sam Kimbles, psychologist, Jungian analyst, and immediate past president of the San Francisco Jung Institute, sat down with me to talk about Jung’s psychospiritual crisis and the origins of the Red Book. What follows is a personal story about how Jung’s process affected Dr. Kimbles, and why he is exploring the material in both lectures and workshops with the general public. We talk at great length about “Active Imagination,” which is a process Jung developed during this time of inner transformation. Read on…
Dr. Gayle Delaney, bestselling author and founding President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, shares her thoughts on dreams, problem solving, romance, and relationships. Highlights of our talk include:
How she became interested in dreams (0:30)
Dr. Delaney’s time spent in Zurich after college (7:04)
Carl Jung, and Jungian dream interpretation (9:32)
Dr. Delaney’s dream interview method (13:00)
Dream incubation, and dreaming for problem solving (19:00)
Understanding and working with the dreams of children (22:44)
Problem solving and dreams in romance (24:27)
Dreams and relationships, and how we choose our partners (28:00)
Dr. Delaney’s current research on dreams (36:20)
Dreams and science—and a call for battery development teams (39:11)
Open source dream material on the web (41:42)