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Natural Dreamwork and the Sacred Encounter

With Rodger Kamenetz
Hosted by Susan Audrey

Join Rodger Kamenetz, poet, author, and founder at Natural Dreamwork, as he explains that in Natural Dreamwork, we don't interpret dreams, we bring them to life. We re-imagine the dream by hewing closely to the dreamer's actual experiences of space time and feeling. We focus on the healing that emerges from contemplating moments of encounter with sacred things (images) and sacred beings (people) in our dreams.

During this riveting session, you'll discover:

  • That by separating out interpretations, explanations & "story-making," you focus on the actual events in your dream
  • How to look for the sacred encounter — with either things (images) or beings (people or animals) & dwell on the feelings that emerge
  • Why the strong feelings in these encounters offer the healing of the imagination we seek in dreams
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Rodger Kamenetz

Founder, Natural Dreamwork, Poet, Author

Rodger Kamenetz is the author of The History of Last Night's Dream (Harper One, 2007) which Oprah Winfrey "loved", adding, "What’s so exciting about this book is that it talks about how there’s a whole other life that we are living when we sleep and that our dreams are there as offerings and gifts to us if we only recognize what the dreams are there to teach us, what they’re there to tell us about our waking lives." He is the founder of Natural Dreamwork, an approach that treats every dream as having the potential of a sacred encounter that can heal. Natural Dreamwork builds on the dreamer's actual experience of space, time and feeling in the dream. He has been working with dreamers one on one since 2003. Rodger is well known as the author of the international best-seller, The Jew in the Lotus, an account of rabbis' holy pilgrimage to meet with the Dalai Lama in Buddhist india. He won the National Jewish Book Award for Stalking Elijah: Adventures With Today's Jewish Mystical Masters. Burnt Books, his dual biography of Franz Kafka and Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav was featured in Schocken's Jewish Encounters Series. He is an awarding winning poet and a literary essayist whose work is widely anthologized. Professor Emeritus at Louisiana State University where he held the Sternberg Honors Chair, he lives and works in his beloved New Orleans where he sees clients seeking spiritual growth through dreams. He currently teaches spiritual writing in the Kenyon Review Summer Workshops, and is on faculty at the C.G. Jung Center in Evanston, Illinois.