In both writing and dream awareness, you have to learn how to relax the conscious, critical faculty in order to let the amazing stories and images that flow like an underground stream in the unconscious mind to emerge.
Written for both writers and dreamers, this guidebook, by seasoned author and teacher of creative writing and dreaming, Jenny Alexander, is packed with practical tips and exercises to help you
• enter the dream or ‘writer’s trance’ at will, through intention and surrender
• explore the unique landscapes, themes and images of your personal unconscious
• increase your dream awareness to boost your writing
• use writing to deepen your understanding of dreams
• enter the mythic dimension, where ‘big dreams’ and bestsellers are born
“A fascinating mixture of handbook and autobiography. I learnt things, my mind was opened and it was a damn good read.” - Nicola Morgan, author and public speaker
Note: This book was previously published as 'Writing in the House of Dreams: Creative adventures for Dreamers and Writers'
|Publisher:||Five Lanes Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)|
About the Author
Jenny teaches workshops on the art and craft of writing fiction, non-fiction and memoir, for everyone from complete beginners to published authors. She has worked for national organisations such as The Arvon Foundation, The Society of Authors, The Scattered Authors' Society and The Writing Retreat, as well as a wide variety of local groups, from home-educated children to people in the workplace. Some of her workshops include creative dreaming and image work.
Jenny's workshops taught me to stop panicking about my creativity and to start listening properly to my own inner thoughts. I've used her workshop ideas again and again to help me cope with creative problems.
You can read about her books and workshops on her website www.jennyalexander.co.uk
Table of Contents
The Ordinary World
Part One – Crossing the Threshold
- The Call to Dreams
- Entering the House of Dreams
- The Beast in the Basement
Part Two - The House of Dreams
- Making Yourself at Home
- Echoes and Objects
- The Voice of the Dream
Part Three – The Landscape Beyond
- Where Dreamers Meet
- Gods and Angels
- Darkness and Light
Part Four – Into the Dream-space
- The End of Time
- The Cloths of Heaven