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Volume 34, issue 1: New Beginnings

The Dream Network has arisen again from five years of hibernation, and from the midst of a pandemic. We think there's never been a better time for a popular, eclectic journal of dreaming. But to quote Bill Stimson, the founder of the network:

The Dream Network is not the publication; the enterprise proper isn't a publishing one. To speak the truth of what the Dream Network is about for us is to find our myth, and where else but among our dreams? It is for us to use our dreams in a way that enables us to come together honestly and deeply... People sense this somehow and so they've helped the energy and unfoldment move forward.

In the spirit of that statement, we've added some more networked features to the site. You can see tabs for Dream Groups and notices above. If you'd like to put your own group, project, event or anything else there, let us know.

This is a tentative rebirth, the first new collection of articles and art, like a fresh sprout from the earth. But it's filled with gems. Some pieces, like Arthur Strock's discussion of children's nightmares, reference recent events like the pandemic surrounding us, others look to timeless and archetypal themes. Paco Mitchell and Russell Lockhart's latest installations in the series 'Dreams, Bones and the Future', do both.

Enjoy the new fruits of the Network at your leisure. We're hoping to do the same around the end of 2021, so do say hi if you'd like to submit something.

Inoshi, Dan and Roberta, and feel free to send an old-fashioned letter to the editor:)

Cover image: Orna Ben-Shoshan, 'Arrival to the Third Heaven' (2018).

Inner cover: Touch Drawing selected from an Inner Portrait by Deborah Koff-Chapin

Editorial: The Resurrection of DNJ

In the midst of the latter 'dark days' of winter, 2019—just as Spring began to spring—a Beam of Light came into my life in the form of Inoshi, an NYC fr ...read more

Editorial

It was an unremarkable and doubtless chilly midweek winter evening in January 2019 when our regular Dream Share met in midtown E of Manhattan just a block away from the United Nations, and a kangaroo from abroad who was studying computer science ...read more

Editorial

Sometimes after class at university I used to quietly slip out of the campus to a dream sharing group. I would ride my pushbike up the wintry Wissahickon Valley in Philadelp ...read more

Nightmare Help for Children

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Children are having nightmares related to the coronavirus. Children cannot fully escape from the relentless, graphic stories in the media about the inability to breathe, body bags, needles and 500,000 dead. These st ...read more

Why Dreamwork

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Exploring our dreams helps us discover essential parts of ourselves and outgrow old patterns of thinking. They bring images that remind us that we have an innate ability to transform our lives.

"So, if I tell you my dream, you'll interpret it fo ...read more

Dreams, Bones and the Future: Part 11

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This is the eleventh in a series of excerpts from an ongoing dialogue between Russell Lockhart and Paco Mitchell.

Paco Mitchell: As usual, Russ, there is much to savor in the feast of your comments. How to choose?

Let’s say—I’ll close my eyes and ...read more

Book Review: Glimpses From Beyond The Ego: Dreams, Zen, & Nature by Bill Stimson

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It is remarkable how many books about dreams have been published in recent years. In part, this is the result of the efforts of the International A ...read more

Dreams, Bones and the Future: Part 10

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This is the tenth in a series of excerpts from an ongoing dialogue between Russell Lockhart and Paco Mitchell.

Paco Mitchell: Strange coincidences keep happening, Russ, to the extent that sometimes I think chance and necessity—or the accidental a ...read more

2021 IASD Conference

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Please join us, along with 5 world renowned keynote speakers and more than 130 presentations from over 100 presenters around the globe.

It is more than just a conference; even in its virtual format, it will be an extravaganza of fascinating pres ...read more

Dreams, Bones and the Future: Part 9 - Eros, Thanatos and Freud's Religion

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This is the ninth in a series of excerpts from an ongoing dialogue between Russell Lockhart and Paco Mitchell.

Paco Mitchell: Russ, we’ve had many conversations about the contemporary and the ...read more

The Richness of Dreams for Self-Exploration: Lizard Devouring Snake

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Watercolor dream representations by the author

Dreams provide us a portal into the soul. They emerge in unconscious states while playing out our deepest fears, joys, and emotions. When we allow space for our dream content or images, we gain a de ...read more



Send me your stories - dreams and death

Hello All!!!

I am going to embark on writing a book about The Final Chapter (Death Stories). I have always felt this was a mission of mine since I did so many presentations surrounding this topic. My hopes are to dispel the collective fear soci ...read more

Dream that Encouraged Me to Write a Book I Had No Previous Intention to Write

Because this article focuses on dreams, and specifically on the Personalized Method For Interpreting Dreams (PMID), I include a concise presentation of the model here. I developed this model during my thesis research for a Masters of Counselor Ed ...read more

Touch Drawing

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Touch Drawing selected from an Inner Portrait by Deborah Koff-Chapin

Arrival to the Third Heaven

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"Arrival to the Third Heaven" (2018) by Orna Ben-Shoshan

This painting was featured on the cover of Volume 34, #1 of the Dream Network Journal.

Pearls

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Pearls was painted in 2013, but has become somewhat prophetic. Essentially it talks about fear and of a kind of a free-floating anxiety about things material and immaterial: of a future that may be no future at al ...read more

The Shaman’s Necklace

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The Shaman’s Necklace, 53”L x 34”W, Green velvet panel framed with gold brocade and black & gold ribbon.

From a dream:

I am standing in a circle of women. Someone gifts me with a snake from which sprouts the head of a fox.

The snake, symbol of ini ...read more