The dreamtime is steeped in symbolism and the language of the monomyth. But are they symbols of language and dreams arbitrary? Allegorical? Archetypal? And how do they inform the creative process?
This workshop will look deeply at the symbolism of dreams and the language of the subconscious, primarily from a Jungian perspective. Participants will look at individual dreams* and learn how to deconstruct these dreams to gain a deeper understanding of the structure of story that inherently lives within each of us.
Within a safe workshop space, each writer will uncover the symbolism of their personal dream landscape and use this information to compose meaningful written work. An analysis of symbolism, color, character structure, and narrative voice will inform the ways in which the rich dream material can be used to further develop and hone the craft of writing in the waking life.
*Prerequisite : Each participant must be prepared to discuss 1-3 dreams that they have experienced and recorded in order to be able to participate.Limited Enrollment
About Kelly Lydick
Kelly Lydick received her B.A. in Writing and Literature from Burlington College, and her M.A. in Writing and Consciousness from the New College of California, San Francisco (now at California Institute of Integral Studies). Her writing has appeared in ditch: poetry that matters, Shady Side Review, Switched-on Gutenberg, Mission at Tenth, Thema, Drunken Boat, and others. Her nonfiction articles have appeared in Java, Western Art Collector, Santa Fean, and True Blue Spirit magazines, as well as on the home page of ElephantJournal.com. Her work has also been featured on NPR’s The Writers’ Block. She is the author of the chapbook We Once Were, and the experimental work, Mastering the Dream. In addition, Kelly holds professional certifications as a Meditation Facilitator, Past Life Healer, and Gateway Dreaming™ Coach. She teaches writing and metaphysical workshops throughout the United States, and offers private consultations through her company Waking the Dream.Register