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Jeremy Taylor

Website: jeremytaylor.com

Jeremy Taylor, D.Mn., was a Unitarian Universalist minister, full-time dream worker, and one of the original four co-founders of the Association for the Study of Dreams. He served as ASD President from 1994-1995.

He is the author of The Wisdom of Your Dreams: Using Dreams to Tap Into Your Unconscious and Transform Your Life (Penguin/Tarcher, 2009); Living Labyrinth: Universal Themes in Myths, Dreams and Waking Life (Paulist Press, Mahwah, NJ, 1998); Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill: Using Dreams to Tap the Wisdom of the Unconscious (Warner Books, New York, 1992); and DreamWork: Techniques for Discovering the Creative Power in Dreams (Paulist Press, Mahwah NJ, 1983). He taught at schools of the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, CA) for over thirty years, and led workshops all over the US and Canada, as well as in Mexico, Peru, Greece, England, South Korea and China.

Jeremy Taylor passed away in 2018, shortly after the loss of his wife Kathryn. These articles are reproduced with the permission of his daughter, Tristy Taylor.

Dreamwork & Collective Trauma: Unconscious Elements in Public Debate

1st Principle: There Is No Such Thing as a Bad Dream

The most important thing that I have learned in the course of more than thirty years of professional work as a community organizer and dreamworker is that ALL dreams come in the service of hea ...read more

Dreams & Christianity

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The Universality of Dreams, Revealing "God's Will"

The sacred narratives of the world are united and speak with one voice on this question: we human beings are more directly connected ...read more

Sexuality in Dreams: Some of the Deeper Meanings Regularly Implied through Overtly Sexual Imagery & Experience in Dreams

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One of the most important legacies of Sigmund Freud, the great 20th century pioneer of dream exploration and father of the contemporary dream work movement, is his idea that ALL dreams, no matter how innocent and innocuous the ...read more

Dreaming Deep & Surfacing: Dreamwork Community in Cyberspace

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A little while ago, I was approached by America Online (AOL) to host a regular, live, real time, virtual dream group, Monday through Friday at 9:00a.m. Eastern Time. I agreed to give it a try, even though it means that I have to be bright-eyed an ...read more

Puff the Magic Dragon: Kicking the Smoking Habit, One Lucid Dreamer's Experience

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Any dream in the midst of which the dreamer has the clear thought, "Oh, I get it! This is a dream," is said to be "lucid". In a lucid dream, the dreamer recognizes the true nature of the experience as it is taking place. In the lucid dream stat ...read more

Five Basic Hints for Dream Work

1. All dreams speak a universal language and come in the service of health and wholeness.

There is no such thing as a "bad dream"-only dreams that sometimes take a dramatically negative form in order to grab our attention.

Jeremy Taylor: Dreamwork as a Social Movement

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Jeremy Taylor was born in Newton, MA and raised in Buffalo, NY. He left home at age 15, going to the Virgin Islands where he learned scuba diving and cabinet making. For many years he was an avid motorcyclist. Jeremy enjoys writing poetry and d ...read more

Doing Dream Work

Over the years that I have been doing dream work with individuals and groups, I have noticed that there is a tendency for vehicles in dreams, particularly automobiles, to reveal layers of symbolic resonance with waking life emotional relationsh ...read more

Coat of Many Colors

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The Coat of Many Colors was a co-creation of John Van Daam, Jeremy Taylor and Kathryn Taylor at the Dream Tree Press, and published in cooperation with the Dream Network Bulletin. It received contributions by many writers and a ...read more