November 5: Dream Analysis Group Forming
Facilitator: Rev. Jean Glasgow-Hawkins
Rev. Jean will introduce us to Jungian Dream Analysis. Dreams speak to us in a universal symbolic language. Understanding our dreams can help us get in touch with our true Self, our personal experience of the Spirit within. The Bible, including the New Testament Book of Acts, has many references to dreams and the relevance of studying dreams for spiritual direction and growth.
In modern times, psychiatrist Carl Jung reminded us that our dreams are a gift from God, given to us that we might become more whole human beings. At the same time, other scholars demonstrated how focusing on the symbolic messages of our dreams can help to heal many physical and mental health problems.
After the slide presentation, Jean will share with us more about dream language and inform us about a dream study group forming which will meet here at First Congregational on Friday afternoons, beginning in January. Preliminary sessions will be held on Fridays November 17 and December 1, at 1 PM.
Rev. Jean is certified as a dream group leader and has been on the staff of the Haden Institute here in Hendersonville. She has also been a psychologist, college professor, and minister in New Jersey, Vermont, Florida, and North Carolina.