The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
Ancestral Dream Poetry with Gilda Syverson

Gilda Morina Syverson reads three of her dream-inspired poems throughout the show starting off with one about connecting with her ancestors. Gilda then talks about her Italian-American father and how his interest in dreams sparked her life-long interest.

We speak about spiritual guides, guardian angels and animal guides (which can appear in either dreams or waking life) and also the dream revolution, day dreaming and potholders (yes potholders).

It’s a banner day for the Journal; we take two phone calls and four emails from listeners who have questions ranging from angels to dream droughts. One of the callers is Doris Snyder who we talk about in regards to day dreaming. Doris was on the show in October.

BIO: Gilda Morina Syverson is a poet, author, artist and educator with an MFA from Southern Illinois University. She is a Healing Touch Practitioner and a Memoir Instructor. Gilda has been writing poetry for over thirty-five years much of which is based on her extensive dream life. Her books of poetry are called In This Dream Everything Remains Inside and Facing the Dragon. Gilda’s award-winning poetry and prose have appeared in literary journals, magazines and anthologies in the US and Canada. Her Italian-American heritage is also the impetus for many of her poems and her first memoir, My Father’s Daughter, From Rome to Sicily.

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We play clips from the following two guest-selected songs: Iron and Wine, Call it Dreaming and Josh Groban, To Dream the Impossible Dream.

Ambient music created by Rick Kleffel new every week. Many thanks for the music and to Tony Russomano for answering the phones.

Show aired on January 8, 2022.


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