Summer Dream & Spirituality Conference:
God’s Forgotten Language
May 26– May 31, 2013 - [RATES ARE below]
Every year people walk away from the conference saying “this is the best yet.” Others say, “The quality of this conference is hard to find elsewhere.” 2013, our 11th year, will have new and exciting presenters and workshop leaders as well as the great core staff we have always had. This is what attracts participants from around the world each year. We are a growing community that is having a significant impact on the world.
The conference is expanded this year to include spirituality as well as dream work and includes:
- 11 Presentations
- 24 Practical Workshops
- 4 Dream Groups
- CLICK HERE to download brochure for distribution to your church, dream group & friends
This conference has become the portal for Christian dream work in our time.
A tradition was begun in the Summer of 2003 – a major conference for all who want to recover the ancient Biblical tradition of listening for God’s word in our nightly dreams. We have had a large crowd every summer, and the conference has been designed for new and returning participants. In addition to lectures and workshops, there will be outdoor/indoor worship, music, the Kanuga Labyrinth, and all the gifts of the Blue Ridge Mountains in early summer.
The Bible is full of dreams. Paying attention to dreams did not end with Biblical times. The early church theologian, Tertullian, said: “Is it not known to all people that the dream is the most usual way of God’s revelation to humankind?” Later generations tended to discount dreams, at a great loss to our soul. However, we are now seeing a resurgence of respect and honor for our dreams.
Understanding our dreams in the light of the Christian faith and tradition is the objective of this conference. There will be special programs for beginning, returning and advanced participants. The conference is for previous attendees, professionals (especially clergy), counselors, therapists, lay dream group leaders, and anyone who wants to integrate this process into his/her life.
- Psycho-Spiritual World View - Pittman McGehee
- Transformation: Rembrandt, Picasso and Jung - Murray Stein*
- How to Connect Faith and Dreams - Barbara Roukema-Koning
- Death and Transformation in Dreams - Jeremy Taylor
- Dream Images of Self and Christ - Jerry Wright
- Synchronicity - Pittman McGehee
- Mysteries, Miracles and Dreams in the Ancient World - Normandi Ellis
- A New Emergence of Deep Spirituality - Larry Maze
- Dreams and the Integration of the Shadow - Chelsea Wakefield
- Dreaming the Hatum Karpay: Path of the Incas - Diana McKendree
- Liminality and Spirituality - Murray Stein*
* via Skype from Zurich
Learn more about our faculty.
- The Brain, Consciousness and Afterlife
- Night Terrors
- Shamanism and the Stars
- The "Trickster" in Dreams
- The Bright Shadow
- The Divine Feminine, Alchemy and Individuation in Goethe's Faust
- Dreams and Discernment
- Mandala Motifs in Dreams
- Dreams and Chinese Archetypes
- Dream Meditation for Deep Journeying
- Introduction to the Psyche (Where Dreams Come From)
- The Enneagram: Discovering the Sacred Root of Your Soul
- Archetypal Architecture: The Window
- The Wisdom of the Body: An Authentic Movement Experience
- Drumming Healing Journey
- Tarot and Dreams: Working with Symbols of the Soul
- Six Magic Questions in Dream Work
- Quantum Science: The Mystics Got it Right
- How Shadow Effects our Contribution to the Universe and our Connection to God
- I Chang
- Your Life Stages as Determined by your Myers Briggs Type
- The Luminous Woman
- Color in Dreams
- Body/Soul Integration
- Tricks of the Trade: Forming Dream Groups in Church and Community
Teaching and Certification
Methods of teaching include: Didactic, Experiential, Case Study, Dialogical and Meditative. CEU’s are available (NBCC and NASW).
2013 Summer Dream & Spirituality Conference Faculty
- Bob Haden
- Joyce Rockwood Hudson
- Pittman McGehee
- Murray Stein
- Larry Maze
- Jeremy Taylor
- Diana McKendree
- Jerry Wright
- Barbara Roukema-Koning
- Normandi Ellis
- Bob Hoss
- Chelsea Wakefield
- Doug Bennett
- Tallulah Lyons
Learn more about our faculty.
Rates for 2013 Conference
All are payable to The Haden Institute.
- Application Fee: $100 per person (non-refundable)
- Conference Fee (Due in full by May 1, 2013):
- Adult (Double Occupancy): $595 (program, double occupancy lodging, meals, recreational facilities)
- Adult (Single Occupancy): $780 (if available - program, single occupancy lodging, meals, recreational facilities)
- Participating Spouse: $495 (program, lodging, meals, recreational facilities)
- Non-Participating Spouse: $435 (lodging, meals, recreational facilities)
- Commuter (with lunch & supper): $395 commuting residents of Henderson and bordering North Carolina counties (program, lunch, supper)
- Commuter (with all meals): $440 (program, all meals)
- Youth (10-18 yrs old) and Children (3-9 yrs old): $299 with program (program, lodging, meals, recreational facilities)
- Children under 3: no charge and no program (lodging, meals, recreational facilities)
- Baby Sitter: $235 accompanying you (lodging, meals, recreational facilities)
Conference Fee is due in full by May 1, 2013 payable to The Haden Institute.
Check-in 4-6pm Sunday, ends with breakfast Friday.
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