The Dream Journal
The Power of Place with Linda Mastrangelo

I celebrate my first in-person episode of the Dream Journal with my dear friend Linda Mastrangelo. Linda was also one of my first guests from June of 2019 when this show was just a baby, and her first show was the first ever that I released as a podcast.

Today in a totally new conversation, we talk about some examples of dreams that Linda has had in which place plays a pivotal role. She starts by talking about the dream that inspired the name of her webpage and her relationship to the tree. In another dream, Linda wakes three nights in a row with the redwood trees speaking to her, and in a third she hears the voice of Mary Bennett, a pioneer time chanteuse, who would sing in the communities that sprang up around the Santa Cruz silver mines. We go on to talk about how the land can speak to us about our trauma, about our ancestry and about our possible past lives.

We receive an email from Annie who sends us two dreams to discuss which bring up issues of  imposter syndrome, of having to pretend we know what we are doing when we actually need help as well as how we all frequently hide and have a hard time standing up for our own needs.

We then talk with Linda about her new role at the Institute for Dream Studies and about what programs the IDS offers for both practitioners and for dream enthusiasts. We end with the idea of co-creating a new (fourth!) Festival of Dreams in Santa Cruz for either 2022 or 2023.

BIO: Linda Mastrangelo, MA, LMFT is the new executive director at the Institute for Dream Studies and a psychotherapist with a private practice in the San Francisco Bay area specializing in bereavement and dreamwork. Linda has presented her work internationally and has written for numerous publications including The Shift Network, GoodTherapy, SUFI, Immanence, and as a contributor for the books Sleep Monsters and Superheroes and Dreams That Change Our Lives. Linda also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association for the Study of Dreams and is a graduate professor at the school of Consciousness & Transformative Studies at John F. Kennedy University.


Sleep Monsters and Superheroes
Dreams That Change Our Lives

We play clips from the following two guest-selected songs:

BECK: Dreams and

BEATLES: Tomorrow Never Knows

Live ambient music by Rick Kleffel.

Show aired on August 7, 2021.


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