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DREAM ART: Connecting to the Dream World through Art, Annilee Oppenheimer and Janet Fox

  • Friday, October 13, 2017
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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"A dream that is not understood remains a mere occurrence; understood, it becomes a living experience."
- Carl Jung

Keeping a dream journal and working with dreams in a dream circle can help us gain some understanding of the meaning of our dreams. In addition, we can deepen our understanding of our dreams through the visual arts. Creating and looking at art inspired by dreams can help us get in touch with the inner parts of ourselves that are represented by the dream images.  Engaging with dreams through art can intensify our understanding of dreams on an emotional level, and help us integrate this understanding in waking life.

In this program we will form a dream circle led by Annilee Oppenheimer and work with the very first dream that dream artist Janet Fox remembers having had as a child. We will then look at and discuss a piece of art that she created as an adult in response to this dream. By interacting with the dream in these ways, we will experience how a dream can continue to become alive with meaning decades after it occurred. 

This program is appropriate for both those who are new to dream work as well as for veteran dreamworkers. 

A retired lawyer, Annilee Oppenheimer enjoys exploring dreams, poetry, music, archetypal symbolism, storytelling, and active imagination as vehicles to make connections – both with our deepest selves and with others.  She is a Haden Institute certified dream group leader, and she leads dream groups.

Janet Fox is a member artist of Gallery 209 at Artists and Makers Studios 2 in Rockville, Maryland.  An encaustic and mixed-media painter, Janet explores her dreams through artistic expression.  Her art blog is www.jfoxdreamart.com.

The Jung Society of Washington brings the general public and professional community the insights and tools of analytic psychology and related disciplines. Through programs, classes, visiting speakers, partnerships with like organizations, and digital media, the Jung Society creates a platform for communal discussion regarding the personal and cultural issues that confront us. The tools these programs provide assist individuals, relationships, and societies in a dialogue that enhances understanding the unconscious dynamics that course through personal lives, cultural problems, and historic patterns.

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The Jung Society of Washington is a nonprofit educational institution. Although many of the Jung Society's programs involve analytical psychology and allied subjects, these offerings are intended, and should be viewed, as a source of information and education, and not as therapy. The Jung Society does not offer psychoanalytical or other mental health services.
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