Locating “Meaning” in Dreams

We have all done it. Had a dream that completely started us, terrified us, made us laugh, made us cry, then, later, gone to find out what it “means.” Dream dictionaries online, in bookstores. Our friends. We want to know why we had that dream that haunts us. Maybe it...

The Possibility of the Liminal, III

The root of the word liminal gestures toward limit, gestures toward threshold, gestures toward all that relates to limits and being at the edge of our limits. And what it means to question and test those limits… …It is the place that dreams work the most – the edge...

The Liminality of Dreaming, II

In the liminal space, the two elements – human and archetypal – create a lush ecosystem of the dream landscape that is particular to the dreamer. I love the vesica piscis as a simple illustration of this – the image of two circles with the same radius, overlapping to...

The Liminal Space of Dreaming, I

What is a Liminal Zone A liminal zone in natural terms is the place where two ecological landscapes meet and a new ecological zone is created, crafted, informed and shaped by both of the zones. For example, the place where ocean meets land creates a liminal zone of...

Bears and Silence

Bears and silence 7/10/2016 Silence. Over the last week, as witness to what is happening in the country that I live in, the country of my birth, I have been considering a silence I carry inside of me and how I have been affected by it. How it has affected my life and...

Participating in the Dance – Dreams and Writing

If a story is in you, it has got to come out. William Faulkner I came to writing and writing poetry the same way I came to exploring dreams – through image and being in the experience. Poetry has the same effect on me that dreams have – they slay me, thrill me,...