The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
Ancestral Dreaming with Stephanie R Burns, PhD

Connecting with our ancestors. Our guest Stephanie R. Burns starts by describing her all-inclusive view of ancestors which is far vaster than our biological lineage, including the most ancient ancestor of them all, the Earth.

In this replay of a popular episode from September, Stephanie says that we can choose to communicate only with benevolent ancestors and are also able to heal the less healthy ancestors and not let ourselves be controlled by them. She suggests using the four elements as part of our rituals around working with these dreams and focusing on intentionality and gratitude. She describes what she calls Earth Dreaming which is dreaming for the healing of Mama Earth.

Max from Bonny Doon shares a recent dream of his about a tree and how we act as if everything is not connected. Steve calls from Prunedale to ask how to start making an alliance w a particular grandfather who died when he was ten. Kay calls from Vermont asking if you can you doubt the answers from your ancestors, and Stephanie replies, “Yes! Trust what you know.”

BIO: Stephanie R Burns, based in New Orleans, is an author, speaker, and master dreamer who uses her multiple degrees to explore ways to create frameworks from ancient wisdom. She has authored two books and is the facilitator of the Connecting with the Ancestors Apprenticeship. Stephanie enjoys traveling when she is not writing or dreaming.

IG: @stephrburns, FB: @stephanie.r.burns, Linktree:

This show, episode number 253, was played on April 6, 2024. The original live broadcast was recorded on September 2, 2023 at, community radio of Santa Cruz.

Intro and outro music by Mood Science. Ambient music new every week by Rick Kleffel. Archived music can be found at Many thanks to Rick Kleffel for also engineering the show and to Tony Russomano for the phones.


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