The Dream Journal
Putting the Psyche Back in Psychology with Jungian Depth Therapist Eva Rider

Dream Alchemy, Kabbalah, and Tarot. These are just some of the tools in the tool chest of to guest, local Jungian depth therapist Eva Rider. This is a show rebroadcast from a popular episode recorded in February. We start out by defining depth psychology and how it is different from other kinds of therapy. Meaning vs. happiness. Dreams help by providing what we don’t know. Eva defines the dream alchemy phases: nigredo, albeda and rubedo. Also, death dreams can be positive.

We take a call from Carol from Scotts Valley who shares a dream in which she is visited by a crow with a metal insect in its mouth. We end up talking about active imagination, warning dreams and big dreams.

BIO: Eva Rider MA, MFT is a licensed Jungian-oriented depth psychotherapist, a workshop leader and presenter. Eva’s teaching incorporates dreamwork with fairy tale, myth, tarot, music, movement and art based in an exploration of the correspondences between Jungian theory, alchemy and psyche or soma as revealed through the Hermetic tree of life. Eva Rider is a graduate of the renowned Marion Woodman BodySoul Rhythms® Leadership Training program. Eva has taught Dreamwork, Jungian Theory and Myth at John F. Kennedy University and teaches independently at locations in the United States and Canada and online.

Find our guest at:

First class of Sophia Sparks free on YouTube @EvaKRider

Show aired on November 25, 2023 as a replay from a show originally broadcast February 11, 2023.

Intro music is Water over Stones and outro music is Everything both by Mood Science. Ambient music is created new every week by Rick Kleffel. The audio can be found at Many thanks to Rick Kleffel for also engineering the show and to Tony Russomano for answering the phones.


Contact Katherine Bell with feedback or suggestions for future shows at Follow her on FB and IG @ExperientialDreamwork to find out about upcoming shows. To learn more or to inquire about exploring your own dreams with her go to

The Dream Journal is produced at and airs on KSQD Santa Cruz, 90.7 FM. Catch it streaming LIVE at 10-11am Saturday mornings Pacific Time. Call or text with your dreams or questions at 831-900-5773 or email at Podcasts are available on all major podcast platforms and are released the Monday following the live show. The complete KSQD Dream Journal podcast page can be found at Now also available on PRX at

Thanks for being a Dream Journal listener! Available on all major podcast platforms. Rate it, review it, subscribe and tell your friends.