The Wisdom of Dreams

Social Sciences

Course Description

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.

—Carl Jung

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.

Please note that this course has a maximum enrollment of 14 students.

Priority is given to students who pay upon registration.

For fully registered courses, a waiting list will be created. Should vacancies develop, those on the waiting list will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Details

First Session: Wednesday 22 September 2021

Course Length: 12 weeks, Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Discussion Team: Roman Rogulski, Murray Shugar, Heather Stephens

Degree Credit: 3.0 credits

Course Fee: 

$150.00 (standard tuition)
$100.00 (promotion for new students)

Administration Fee:



$185.00 (standard tuition)
$135.00 (promotion for new students)

Course fees are refundable in full before the second session. After the second session, a fee of $50 for the withdrawal will be applied. Refunds will not be issued after the third session. Please note that non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal.

Students pursuing studies for credit are encouraged to consult with their advisers as they register for courses.

Course leaders, and students wishing to use credit vouchers, should call (514) 935-9585 to pay by phone or to schedule an appointment to pay in person.

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