The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
Personal Alchemy with Kat Appleby

Can dreams trigger personal alchemy? We talk to Kat Appleby about her own process, which started with a dream fragment that triggered a major somatic experience which lasted for months and turned into an ancestral memory from an enslaved ancestor. Kat shares with us how, over the last few years, her dreams have led (and are leading) her through a process of learning about her own divinity. She shares dreams of water, fire, rage, snakes, dancing women and more snakes. We talk about cultivating a practice of growing to trust yourself and how you can use ritual to explore your own dreams. We also touch into the idea of the psychoid.

BIO: Katrina Appleby was a Certified Professional Dreamworker and a Mentor for the Institute of Dream Studies. Since the age of four Kat has been aware of the importance and power of dreams and dreamt often about snakes. She finds that it is indeed quite normal to meet Gods, Goddesses and power animals in her dreams. Kat joins us today from the UK. She is passionate about working with people and their dreams, especially with those that feel that they have a bigger purpose and calling and are looking to their dreams to find out which direction to take.

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Intro music is Water over Stones and outro music is Everything both by Mood Science. Today’s ambient music is created by Rick Kleffel. The audio can be found at Many thanks to Rick Kleffel for also engineering the show, to Tony Russomano for answering the phones and to Ewa Malady for audio editing.

Show aired on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2022.


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