The Dream Journal
Drawn into the Dream with Walter Berry

You might be amazed at how much insight you can get about your dreams by drawing them! Are your images scrunched together? Are key figures somehow missing from your drawing? All these features can be offerings from the unconscious into the topic of the dream. Katherine speaks with author and dream group leader Walter Berry about how to use drawing to extract meaning from your dreams. It’s a lively discussion with lots of real-life examples. No need to be a fine artist, in fact, formal training can be an impediment to accessing the subconscious in this way. Stick figures and scribbles are welcome, and all have the potential to lead us to our natural sense of awe.

We finished with a call from Bambi Corso who shared a beautiful dream that opened her up to a feeling of awe and a sense of her own potency.

BIO: Walter Berry, aka The Wizard of Awes is a certified dreamworker, having graduated from the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work and holds weekly dream groups (which have been featured in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times). He has his MFA in theatre arts, is a visual artist and lighting designer in the motion picture industry. He is a past board member for the International Association for the Study of Dreams, a member of the IASD Conference Committee, conducts workshops internationally, appears on multiple radio shows, has written articles for Dreamtime Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and lives in Southern California.

Walter’s book “Drawn into the Dream” will be coming out soon.

Contact Walter Berry at

Show aired on October 10, 2020.


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