In this program, we look at dreams from every angle, using on the one hand the following four aspects:
- Condensation: condenses many different ideas into one
- Displacement: replaces a latent element by a well-concealed allusion to it, so the psychical emphasis is shifted from an important element to a relatively trivial one
- Considerations of representability (or “figurability”): transforms thoughts into visual elements (“I was in a tower above the audience” might mean “I towered above the audience intellectually”)
- Secondary Revision: makes something whole and more or less coherent out of the distorted product of the dream work
On the other hand, we endeavor to illuminate the nature and importance of ancestral dreaming, its ability to enhance the academic and scholarly inquiry, and bring awareness to a matrilineal tradition that has not been explored or discussed within the fields of dream research and women’s spirituality. We use dreams to reinforce the importance of knowing and honoring one’s origins, true identity, and purpose in life.
Dream Work Professors
Dream Work is available at these campuses: