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Dreams and Spirituality – Author Interview

by Anne ~ December 3rd, 2017

I speak with Kate Adams, Bart Koet, and Barbara Koning, co-authors of Dreams and Spirituality: A Handbook for Ministry, Spiritual Direction and Counselling. Listen to the audio podcast below, or watch video of our interview here.

William Formaker, MFT, on Dreams and Eating Disorder Treatment

by Anne ~ September 21st, 2015

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.

Amy Kittelstrom on The Religion of Democracy: America’s Moral Tradition

by Anne ~ September 18th, 2015

Historian Amy Kittelstrom discusses her new book, The Religion of Democracy: Seven Liberals and America’s Moral Tradition.

Dr. Sam Kimbles on Phantom Narratives

by Anne ~ September 16th, 2015

Jungian analyst and author Dr. Sam Kimbles discusses his new book Phantom Narratives: The Unseen Contributions of Culture to Psyche.

Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives Part 2

by Anne ~ September 6th, 2015

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.

Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives Part 1

by Anne ~ July 23rd, 2015

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.

Deirdre Barrett on Dreams, Trauma, and Creative Problem-Solving

by Anne ~ February 15th, 2015

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

Rodger Kamenetz on Dreams, Mysticism, Community and Culture

by Anne ~ November 6th, 2014

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.

Claude Poncelet, PhD on “The Shaman Within”

by Anne ~ October 23rd, 2014

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.

John Sulak on Oberon and Morning Glory Zell, and Counterculture Movements in the U.S.

by Anne ~ September 14th, 2014

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).  

Ryan Hurd on His New Book, “Dream Like a Boss”

by Anne ~ August 16th, 2014

All the latest in sleep and dream research, plus moving dreams into the cultural mainstream, with my guest Ryan Hurd, author of Dream Like a Boss.

Thorn Coyle on Passion, Purpose, and the Power of Desire

by Anne ~ December 21st, 2013

International teacher and author Thorn Coyle talks about her latest book, Make Magic of Your Life: Passion, Purpose, and the Power of Desire.

Kelly Bulkeley on Children’s Dreams

by Anne ~ November 8th, 2013

I speak with Kelly Bulkeley about his excellent new book Children’s Dreams: Understanding the Most Memorable Dreams and Nightmares of Childhood.

Roger Gottlieb on Why We Need Spirituality

by Anne ~ October 29th, 2013

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 on Jung and the Goddess

by Anne ~ October 8th, 2013

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.”

Keith Dowman on Dreams and Dzogchen

by Anne ~ August 29th, 2012

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)

Robert Moss on Dreaming the Soul Back Home

by Anne ~ June 18th, 2012

I spoke with author and dreamer Robert Moss about his new book, Dreaming the Soul Back Home, and the healing potential of re-entering dreams for soul recovery.

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)

Herbalist Gail Julian on Sleep, Dreams, and Herbs

by Anne ~ May 30th, 2012

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 on Jung’s Red Book and Active Imagination

by Anne ~ May 17th, 2012

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 on Dreams and Problem-Solving

by Anne ~ April 30th, 2012

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)