Russell Lockhart (1980, 1983) has demonstrated how exploring the etymology of words leads to a discovery of images and hidden relationships that live inside our everyday language. Response is a word that appears with some frequency in the language of dream tending to describe what occurs between a dreamer and the autonomous living image that […]
Dream Groups by Betty Henderson
In 1993, I started a dream group in Houston. I didn’t know much about dream work, and neither did any of the other members, but we learned. We read books and took classes and continued meeting. We went to the Jung Center and studied with Jim Hollis. The dreamwork deepened. Over the years, some of […]
Global Dream Initiative Dream Tending Workshop in Guangzhou, China
Steve Aizenstat, Ph.D. and participants engage in the June 2017 Global Dream Initiative Dream Tending Workshop in China.
The Dream and the Lullaby, by Douglas Thomas, PhD, LCSW
Lately I’ve been thinking about lullabies. A lullaby seems like such a delicate primal thing. I have memories from early childhood, lying in my mother’s lap, her fingers running through my hair as she sang a gentle song to soothe me into sleep. If you’ve spent time around infants or young children, you may have […]
Alternative Facts, Crossroads in Communication, and Dreams, by Douglas Thomas, Ph.D., LCSW
Many of the people I work with as a therapist and teacher express alarm, distress, fear, and disbelief over the course of political events that have taken place recently in the United States as well as on the world stage. Often I find myself pulled into these same feelings as I equivocate over what to […]
Report from the Imaginal Field
By: William E. Thompson Tucson, Arizona Having just completed the first full calendar year of our LIVING IMAGE Dream Group here in Tucson I felt it was time to report-in to the larger collective of my fellow dreamtenders. I want to share with all of you the evolution of these first 14 months of my […]
Chinese Institute of Analytical Psychology comes to Pacifica Graduate Institute
GDI in Moscow
GDI in Manila
Eco-sadism: Why are we Torturing the Planet?
In 1990, the renowned depth psychologist and author Thomas Moore published a book entitled Dark Eros: The imagination of sadism. In this book, Moore offers a series of extraordinary insights into the deeper aspects of sadism that regard our darker nature as a reflection of the soul. It is this relationship between sadism and nature […]