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Yoga of Dreams Series
September 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm$150
Yoga of Dreams: An introduction to the benefits of exploring our dreams as a path to liberation
Tuesday Evenings. September 3rd through October 8th in the KIVA. 6:00pm-7:30pm
“Be the change” is not an order for external action. It is a call for inner work. Eastern cultures, with their non-dual Gods & Goddesses, owning their dark and light, allow for the psyche of their culture to accept themselves and have little need for shadow work. Most Westerners were raised in a dualistic myth which projects darkness outside the self through the concept of evil or the devil. This is one reason meditation is hard for many Westerners and why we have such a dualistic culture of we-them. Although meditation is a great path to non-duality, it is often difficult for meditators in our culture to focus or quiet the mind. Another way into the non-dual approach to life is through the world of dreams in which our shadow, as well as our light, appears.
Dream work brings union to our opposites, forming a sacred marriage which is the oneness of Self. Dreams alone will not purify our karma. Work must be done to own the dream metaphors and create the sacred marriage within ourselves. When union occurs, projections are owned and released and we see ourselves in every mirror of our existence, creating the bliss we have desired and the freedom we seek. Dreamers are truly brave people, since our dreams ask us to be present with these unseen aspects of our humanity. When we grapple with the depth to which these shadows define us, we are gifted with the power to make a new choice. To commit to the dream is to trust that we can deeply change, and to discover that we have a direct line- the dream- to guide and support us in becoming our True Self.
BIO: Wewer Keohane, Ph.D., author of Artful Dreaming: A Primer for Finding Inspiration from Our Dreams, has been teaching people the beauty of dream work for over 35 years. After several years of studying Vedanta, Wewer delved back in to her Jung archives to explore and compare Jungian Psychology with Vedanta and realized that her education and experience with dream work had a major role in leading her to Vedanta and that dream work encompasses many of the qualifications one needs to grasp the knowledge of Self. She became so enthused that she is eager to share this work which ties the values from the Bhagavad Gita to the dream work in a truly valuable and sacred marriage.
This class is open to all. No prerequisites required. Artful Dreaming book is required for the class and can be purchased at True Nature Healing Arts.