"Dreams arise from infinite creative consciousness. Dreaming is creativity in action. Dreaming is the means to studying dreams, the inner world,, artistic expression, harmonious social relations and spiritual transformation".
– Paul Overman, PhD
– Paul Overman, PhD
Samana Dream Work
Creative Dreaming for Self, Others and Creation
Samana Dream Work, also called Shamana Dream Work, is for those interested in understanding dreams in an integral way, including through the integration of Western dream work and indigenous-shaman dreaming tradition. The focus is on understanding the role of dreams for personal growth, relationships, enjoyment of life, and soul purpose.
This four part seminar-workshop is based on Dr. Overman's thirty-five years of experience in workshops and guiding-mentoring individuals in dreams and meditation for transforming sleep and dreams – to assist inner-healing, transformation and health for purposeful and vital life.
Each Saturday morning seminar is a combination of: teaching principles; an experiential exercise called "Samana Dharana" for incubating dreams worth dreaming; opportunity for dream sharing and processing; and Q&A.
Samana Dream Work is for:
Samana Dream Work educates participates in ten key areas of working with dreams, interpreting them, and developing life-long guidance from dreams:
Five principle ways of gaining knowledge of dreams.
One is through books on dreams teaching theory, principles and stories of dreaming. The other is through talks, classes, workshops or dream retreats.The third way is studying ones dreams and interpreting them. The fourth way is through gaining knowledge of dreams through "dreaming" – real inner experiences of the dream world that teach or instruct you about your dreams.
Higher dream states turn emotion into higher feelings, joy and even ecstasy. Higher dream states turn thought, or what some researchers call dream mentation, into intuition and pure awareness, what some philosophers call "knowingness." Higher dream states turn will or intention into achievement or mastery of whatever one puts one attention.
Dreams are creativity in action. Dreams are the subject and the means to studying dreaming, creativity, self-healing and transformation. In higher dream states consciousness teaches us about consciousness, including about dreaming itself, about self-healing and about personal and social transformation.
We discover in higher and more spontaneous-lucid dream states about powers of consciousness arising from the inner soul. We learn about or discover universal feelings and connections, and we discover inner potentials working out into our waking consciousness for personal and social achievement and right action. Higher dream states put us into harmony with our inner being and the universal nature of life.
The mandala above
is the symbol of
Shamana Dream Work.
Samana Dreaming is seeing things hidden, but secretly affecting and guiding us.
Samana Dreaming is dreaming for and with others – to have peace and harmony.
Samana Dreaming is exploring life and nature around you for self-discovery.
Samana Dreaming is dreaming "under guidance of soul" – seeking and listening to your Higher Self through your Soul.
Samadhi-Dream Chair facilitating Active Imagination, Waking-Dreams and Samana Dream Research.