‘THE DREAM TAROT’
A Seven-Day Residential Workshop Presented by The Fool’s Dance Gestalt Company – Paul Rebillot School in Ireland
Waterville Lake Hotel, Waterville, Co. Kerry, Ireland – February 14th to February 20th, 2015.
THE DREAM TAROT: Do you sometimes wake up puzzled by strange or haunting images from a dream that you have just had? Do those images nag at you during the waking day, hinting that they have something important to tell you – if only you could find a way to decode them? If so, you are not alone – the mix of puzzlement and fascination that our dreams evoke has a very long history. The first known examples of recorded dreams were written down in cuneiform on baked clay tablets by scribes working in what is now modern-day Iraq and Syria about 5,000 years ago. There is good reason to believe that curiosity about the significance of dreams is far more ancient still.
Opinions about the meaning of dreams have varied from century to century and from culture to culture. In classical Greece and Rome, for instance, it was believed that dreams were direct prophetic messages from the gods or from the dead. In our own time a consensus favours a psychological interpretation in which dreams are products of our unconscious mind. Sigmund Freud famously described the interpretation of dreams as ‘the royal road to the unconscious’, a view broadly shared by C.J. Jung and by Fritz Perls, the founder of Gestalt Therapy. In both Jungian and Gestalt practice the images in dreams are seen as providing us with a creative outlet for hidden psychic material, a voice for important messages to ourselves that surge upwards into awareness from our deepest unconscious.
In this workshop you will experience a new approach to the exploration of …read more
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