Like a very slow-moving clock, I aspire to create quarterly email newsletters but somehow only manage to get out two per year. Still, that does not deter me from calling them Quarterly Newsletters! Aim high, as I always tell my kids.
Earlier today I sent out my Fall Newsletter, available to readÂ here. Highlighted in the email is news of my upcoming workshop in Portland, OR from Sept. 30—Oct. 2. Dreams and Eros takes on the forbidden subject of, well, dreams and eros ”not in the sense of romantic love, but in the original Greek meaning of the word:
“The original Eros expresses a new thrustÂ in the universe: …from out of EarthÂ there springs what she contains within her own depths. What Earth delivers and reveals is precisely the thing that had dwelled darkly within her.” —Jean-Pierre Vernant, The Universe, the Gods, and Men: Ancient Greek Myths
Erotic dreams often break taboos and feature shockingly graphic imagery that we find it hard to bear, much less share. Yet in dream language these images of creation, destruction, and sexual union hold powerful energies that can help us overcome huge obstacles and transition into new phases of life. Our intent in this workshop is to create a safe space for engaging in this process with our own dreams. It should be a transformational weekend, and those who sign up before Sept. 12 receive a 20% discount.
Other highlights from the newsletter include mention of my two latest Dream Talk Radio podcasts. First up is a greatconversation with authors Kelly Bulkeley and Bernard Welt about their new book Dreaming in the Classroom: Practices, Methods, and Resources in Dream Education. I highly recommend the book for educators at every level.
You can read the complete newsletter here, and even join my mailing list if you want. I do send out informative newsletters a couple times a year—and who knows, maybe sometime I’ll actually achieve a quarterly schedule.