This course will take place on Zoom.
We also live in our dreams, we do not live only by day. Sometimes we accomplish our greatest deeds in dreams.
Every night our soul speaks to us like Scheherazade, telling us the most intriguing and fascinating stories which, alas, few are able to understand. She speaks to us in what Ursula LeGuin calls “The Language of the Night” or, as Erich Fromm puts it, “The Forgotten Language.” For most people, dreams are nonsensical, incomprehensible, or irrelevant. And yet, as Freud, Jung, and countless others have clearly demonstrated, dreams can help us understand the vast unconscious regions of our psyche that have an impact on daily life.
Where do dreams come from? Why do we dream? Why are dreams so difficult to understand? What can we learn about dreams and our inner world from the works of creative individuals? What do dreams tell us about life’s great mysteries and the finality of death and dying? How can we apply knowledge from the healing professions to better understand our own dreams? With the help of carefully selected texts, essays, poems, art, music, and videos, we will try to better understand dreams and our inner world.
Books to Purchase (will be available at Argo Bookshop during the weeks prior to the course beginning):
- There are no books to purchase for this course.