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Dream Workshop with Rev. Dr. Jeremy Taylor

 Dream Workshop with Rev. Dr. Jeremy Taylor
and co-led by Rev. Bonnie Tarwater

     “As a whole species, we are in deep trouble. We are inexorably destroying the ability of the planet to support complex interdependent, mammalian lifeThiscrisis has been precipitated by our sorcerer’s apprenticeship in science and by the unfeeling manipulation of nature for our immediate, short term gratification. The stunning short-term economic and political success of science and industrial applications of technology (with their reliance on narrowly focused, conscious, logical, abstract, rational, linear, specialized, seemingly unemotional thinking) has produced the secondary effect of alienating us from our deeper unconscious, more authentic, and spontaneous selves. It has also distracted us from two of the oldest and more reliable sources of restoring balance, sanity, and the evolving self-awareness: myth and dream.” ”
      –  Dr. Jeremy Taylor


First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
4190 Front St. San Diego, CA  92103

Friday and Saturday March 4 and 5, 2011

Friday Doors open 6:30 pm Workshop 7-9 pm Dreams: The Magic Mirror That Never Lies 
Saturday Doors open 8:30 am Workshop 9am -5pmDiscovering the Deeper Meanings in our Dreams

Friday workshop for church members $10, nonmembers $15
Saturday workshop for church members $25, nonmembers $35

Register by calling the church at (619) 298-9978  ext. 8014 or email  Chris@firstuusandiego.org

A $5 fee will be added to all prices at the door for those who do not pre-register
Saturday lunch break 12-1:30 pm. Bring your own or nearby restaurants available.

Parking will be validated.

Friday Evening Lecture:Dreams: The Magic Mirror That Never Lies

     “All dreams come in the service of health and wholeness.”  Dr. Jeremy Taylor

     What our waking mind knows is only half the story.  Our dreams come to tell us the other half, but they “speak” in coded form: the language of myth and metaphor.  And no matter what kind of dream it is – even a nightmare – all our dreams come in the service of health and wholeness. Jeremy will talk about why we dream, why dreams matter and how they can help us to understand ourselves, and the world around us.  


Saturday:Discovering the Deeper Meanings in our Dreams

     “Only the dreamer can say with any certainty what his/her dream means.” Dr. Jeremy Taylor

     One of the hardest things to do is to see the multiple levels of meaning in our own dreams.  Each time we share and work with dreams in a group setting we intensify our awareness of our deep, shared humanity.  When we work together in a group, we can only project on each other’s dreams, but just because it’s projection doesn’t mean it won’t be true or useful to the dreamer. The multiple perspectives offered by the group often open up surprising depths. We’ll focus on dreams offered (always voluntary) and use the “if it were my dream” form to explore some of the layers of meaning lying below the surface of every dream.   Those who are just beginning to explore the world of their dreams, as well as professionals who work with dreams, are all welcome.   Dream work is one of the few activities that puts beginners and experts on an equal emotional footing from the outset.


     Dr. Jeremy Taylor, a Unitarian Universalist minister, has worked with dreams for over thirty-five years.  He blends the values of spirituality with an active social conscience and a Jungian perspective. Co-founder and past president of the Association for the Study of Dreams, he has written four books on dreams and their relationship to our search for individuation and community.  He pioneered dream work on the internet and is currently  the blogger on dreams for Psychology Today magazine. He teaches and leads workshops all over the world.

     Rev. Bonnie Tarwater was ordained at First UU Church of San Diego and is delighted to be coming back after 11 years to co-lead a dream workshop with her friend and colleague Rev. Jeremy Taylor. Bonnie has served both the Unitarian Universalist and United Church of Christ denominations as a parish minister where she regularly led dream groups in churches as well as in the community. Currently, she does dream work consultation here in San Diego and on the internet. Before becoming a minister Bonnie worked professionally in the visual and performing arts and has and a BA in visual art from UCSD and a MFA in theater from the American Conservatory Theater in SF. Bonnie explores and celebrates dream work as a creative and artistic spiritual practice for community and individual healingand transformation. www.RevBonnieTarwater.com

Driving directions from Interstate 5Take Washington St exit. At the exit light, turn onto Washington St (southbound turn left; northbound turn right) proceeding up a long, curving hill into the neighborhood called Mission Hills. Look for a Jack in the Box on the left, and one block past that, turn left onto First Ave. Proceed three blocks. Turn left onto Arbor Dr. The UCSD Medical Center will be on your right.

See the Church Web Site for a map to the Hillcrest Campus: www.firstuusandiego.org

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