The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
Putting the Psyche back in Psychology with Jungian Eva Rider

Dream Alchemy and Depth Psychology. Also Kabbalah and Tarot. These are just some of the tools in the tool chest of today’s guest, local Jungian therapist Eva Rider. 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

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 February 11, 2023.


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