DREAM MEDICINE
What is Dream Medicine? The practice of embodying the healing power of dreams. It is a process of renewal and transformation that can lead us into the wholeness of who we are. Dreams, including nightmares, function to restore balance. Dream Healing - Did you know that dreams can heal? View information on dreams, articles about dreams & healing dreams online on All Things Healing. Visit All Things Healing online and learn about dreams!

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Cynthia Greb is a Dreamer.  She is also a lover – of this planet, of beauty, of people. She has been passionately learning about dreams, healing, the Divine Feminine, indigen...
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by Karyn Siegel-Maier

For centuries, the fragrance of herbs has been captured in pillows and sweet bags to purify and scent the home. They were known by European mothers anxious to lure their offspring into tranquil sleep, by those seeking relief from headache or depression, and by the solitary who yearned to find true love. Fragrant herbs were sewn into pillows and placed at the head of the bed or between the linens. Often, their scent would be carried from open doorways and windows where they were carefully hung...


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: In this article Karyn Siegel-Maier offers in-depth information about how to create herbal dream pillows that can help ensure that your dreams are peaceful and sweet!

 

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by Cynthia Greb, MLA
ATH Co-Editor of Dream Medicine

Last night was my first night camping in a yurt. Everything was going fine. It had been rainy and damp, but then the sun came out and there was a beautiful rainbow. And I had a little heater and a comfortable bed with two warm comforters. So I was surprised when I had a stream of unpleasant dreams...

 

Editor's Note from Cynthia Greb: Each of us seem to have "bad dreams" at some point in our lives.  And if we work with them in our waking life - either through dreamwork or with a therapist, we can usually find deeper meaning in them.  We can also work to become lucid within our dreams and work with the characters and content in that way. But what if this nightmare is too terrible to deal with? Or what if we are just truly needing a decent night of rest? What do we do then? In this article, I share some tips that worked for me. Sometimes we just want to get out of the nightmare. And I'm here to tell you that help is available.

 

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by Larry Culliford, MB, BChir (Cantab), MRC Psych (UK)

I am a frequent and vivid dreamer. Perhaps this is natural, but it may also be connected to having kept a ‘dream diary’ while in my twenties. On waking, I would recall and record as much as possible of any of the night’s dreams...

 

Editor's Note from Cynthia Greb: I am delighted to introduce to ATH readers Dr. Larry Culliford, an author and retired psychiatrist from the UK, who writes and teaches extensively about the joint fields of Psychology and Spirituality.  In a column he writes for Psychology Today, he shares a couple of his own transformative dreams.
Welcome, Larry!

 

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by Layne Dalfen

You needn't worry when you dream of death. Some part of you might be changing for the good.

Like many people, you may have dreamed about people you love who have died, or about dying yourself. While these dreams can be sad or frightening, they don’t have to be...

 

Editor's Note: There’s no need to be frightened by dreams of death and dying. In fact such dreams may offer new perspectives on life. Layne Dalfen’s article offers insight and inspiration for working with dreams of our own death, or the death of a loved one.

 

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by Beverly D’Urso, PhD

At this point, in both my waking state and in all my dreams, I aspire to fully experiencing my emotions instead of projecting them outwards or stuffing them inside. I don’t need to avoid them in order to appear more ‘mature’ or less ‘crazy.’ Dissolving or discharging them by experiencing them fully eventually leads me to a more peaceful and centered place...

 

 Editor's Note: Too often people separate the experiences they have in dreams from their actions in waking life. In reality there is much we can learn from the dream that can help us evolve and change in our daily lives. Dr. Beverly D’Urso offers practical guidance for tapping into the dream’s healing wisdom and using it in waking relationships.

 

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Editor's Note: This video is a bit academic, but gives a great explanation of the importance that Carl Jung placed on understanding one's dreams.

 

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by Rev. Nancy Huslage, MA

As a chaplain and Interfaith minister, I am often asked to facilitate bereavement support groups. The time following the loss of someone special is like being on a roller coaster of intense emotions. I have found that dreams can be a profound source of healing for the grieving person...

 

Editor's Note from Nancy Huslage: The grieving process can be difficult. Paying attention to your dreams during this time can be very helpful.

 

 

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by Laura Smith

He whose desire turns away from outer things, reaches the place of the soul. If he does not find the soul, the horror of emptiness will overcome him, and fear will drive him with a whip lashing time and again in a desperate endeavor and a blind desire for the hollow things of the world...

 

 

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by Marlene King, MA

Money. Its face, form and value has changed throughout time and within cultures, but not its function: it is used to exchange one thing for another, tangible or intangible, and we still need money to lead our lives in modern society. “Monetas” was the term assigned to coins produced in Juno’s temple, which contained the Roman mint...

 

 

 

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by Craig Sim Webb

Though perhaps not obvious, almost all nightmares and recurring dreams provide an extremely valuable service to the dreamer. If we block them, we are likely missing their immediate benefit; if we remember but ignore them, we miss their vital messages – both very unwise strategies indeed that serve to perpetuate or worsen the situation, much like putting a Band-Aid over the oil light on our car because we find it annoying or upsetting...

 

 

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by Rev. Karen Baldwin

During a recent interview for my hometown newspaper, I was asked, “How do you know the difference between a dream that has a real message, and a dream that is just messing with you?”...

 

Editor's Note: Karen provides valuable information in this article about the purpose of dreaming. She answers the question, "How do you know the difference between a dream that has a real message, and a dream that is just messing with you?"

 

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by Tzivia Gover

The dreams were there even before I opened my eyes. In this one I was lost (not an uncommon dream) and searching for a Japanese restaurant that I eat in from time to time in waking life, called Zen. I woke that morning in a hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, where I was staying while attending a 4-day intensive on dreams. I was one year into a dream certification process and I was remembering an average of 6-8 dreams a  night, plus recording all of them in my dream journal...

 

Editor's Note: When we begin to take an interest in our dreams we are often told that the first step in understanding our dreams is to write them down. In this article I explore some of the reasons why that simple instruction can have profound results.

 

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Dream Mirrors of the Self

by Robert Moss

One of the most important gifts of our dreams is that they put us in touch with more aspects of ourselves than we have recognized in what Yeats called our “daily trivial minds.” Among these aspects is the famous Shadow, composed of parts of our selves we have repressed or denied (and tend to project on to others in regular life, till we awaken). But we encounter much more than the Shadow. We encounter a whole family of aspects of ourselves, and as we recognize them and bring them together we become much more than we were.

 

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