Dispatches from the Pandemic: Where We Are Supposed To Be

We are supposed to be in Oregon tonight, on our way to an annual dreamwork retreat at the gorgeous Breitenbush Retreat Center. Two weeks ago, we were supposed to be in Chicago for my nephew’s wedding, which got postponed and, as of tonight, postponed again. Last...

Dispatches from the Pandemic – Have All of It

When there is a great communal traumatic experience, like the one we are currently in the midst of, often all that can be done is to get through. Get through the day, get through the current moment of crisis, then the next, then the next. It can be near impossible to...

Dispatches from the Pandemic – Starting with the Basics

It is mid-April. Wish I could say we are mid-pandemic because that would say there was an end. Wish I could say many things about what is happening all around us, what is continuing to unfold. How we are responding, not-responding, reacting. I have been struggling...

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...