The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
The Ethics of Dream Sharing with Carol Warner

Carol starts by describing that she got interested in her dreams while sleeping for several months by her grandmother who was making her transition. She describes her introduction to the study of dreams with her mentor Robert van de Castle and his book, Our Dreaming Mind.

She then describes her role in creating the ethics statement for the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) and tells about some of the early breeches in ethics that occurred in the early days of the IASD conferences. She reads from the statement itself which emphasizes that only the dreamer is the final authority on their dreams.

In the final segment, Carol talks about the reissuing of her book At the Feet of the Master which is the result of channeling words from John the Beloved about his relationship with Jesus Christ. We talk about the idea that “In dreams, we enter God’s world. Through dreams, he enters ours.”

You can find out about the IASD here:

And read the ethics statement for yourself here:

BIO: Carol Warner has been working with dreams for over 45 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Social Work from Smith College. She is a psychotherapist in private practice over the past 36 years and has served in various positions on the International Association for the Study of Dreams. As Chair of the Ethics Committee for over 20 years, she led the development of the Dreamwork Ethics Statement, the gold standard for safe and ethical dreamwork. Warner has written two books: At the Feet of the Master, which had its genesis in a dream and tells the story of John the Beloved’s life with Jesus from the point of view of John as an old man. Her second book is Return: Dreaming and the Journey which focuses on modern dreamwork.

We play clips from the following two guest-selected songs: Chuck Berry: Johnnie B Goode and Jesus Jones: Right Here Right Now.

Ambient music created by Rick Kleffel new every week.

Show aired on October 16, 2021.


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