The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
Inner Wisdom Figures with Charles Tack

Do voices in your head guide your waking life? Inner Wisdom Figures and Internal Family Systems. Inner exploration with today’s guest Charles Tack. 

Charles describes Internal Family Systems as a way of building relationships with the different voices inside ourselves, many of whom came from the cultural and familial messages that we grew up with. He then describes what he calls Inner Wisdom Figures, which are inner characters who seem to be a few steps of development ahead of where we are in waking life. Charles describes how to engage with both of these kinds of inner voices through what Jung describes as active imagination.

Charles also describes how he uses I Ching as part of inner work, and we end with a discussion of how to move toward joy and radiance.

BIO: After years of facilitating groups and coaching clients to improve, Charles realized that he was only superficially successful. More importantly, he didn’t enjoy what he advocated for. That began a decades-long inquiry that led to an ever-increasing appreciation for our child-like aspects, greater access to holistic, wisdom influences and more embodied joy. 

This show, episode number 249, was recorded during a live broadcast on March 9, 2024 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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