DREAMS, A PATH TO SELF-KNOWLEDGE:
Demonstration of the Work
Robert Moradi, MD
Sunday, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, April 13th, 2014
Sunday, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, April 27th, 2014
Most dreams can never be completely understood because the images emerging from the unconscious psyche originate from a reality that is beyond time and space. Paradoxically these same dreams frequently bring light to the here and now condition of the dreamer. The boundaries around this very temporal condition of one's life separate public from what modernity considers private. Dreams, however, being inconsiderate of morality, civilization and its norms express both the personal and the universal simultaneously. In order to obtain the value that is uniquely meant for the dreamer as well as what is human and thus for everyone, openness to the crossing of the private boundary is required of the person sharing a dream, and empathy within a sealed container is required of the witnesses.
In the first of these lectures, we will begin with an introduction to dreams and ways of working towards forming a relationship with the elements within the unconscious psyche that appear in dreams. This segment will occupy the first half of the first meeting. The work on the dreams of a volunteer participant will follow and continue into the second three-hour meeting. The goal is not finding a "correct" interpretation of the dreams presented, but a demonstration of some of the ways to "open up" our dreams in the service of understanding their symbolic communications.
Dr. Robert Moradi is a Jungian Analyst and is Board Certified in Psychiatry. He is in private practice in Santa Monica and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. He was director of training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center from 1981 to 1994 where he continues to teach. He also teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, the Graduate Center for Child Development and Psychotherapy and the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center. Dr. Moradi has published and presented extensively on the treatment of adults, children and their families.