Mark your calendar for this exciting upcoming event! September 15th and 16th, my dreamwork teacher, Rodger Kamenetz is coming to Wilmington, Delaware for a lecture and workshop on “Dreams and the Poetic Imagination.” As you may have read in my blog, I first learned of Rodger when I heard his interview with Oprah on her Soul Series program for his book, “The History of Last Night’s Dream.” Oprah said, “What’s so exciting about this book is that it talks about how there’s a whole other life that we are living when we sleep and that our dreams are there as offerings and gifts to us if we only recognize what the dreams are there to teach us.” Rodger not only believes that dreams are gifts, he helps his clients bring their dreams to life.

Rodger has a unique and profound vision of how images found in dreams and poetry can bring us to powerful places of emotional depth. In more than ten thousand of hours of client sessions, he has developed what he calls Natural Dreamwork (thenaturaldream.com). Rooted in the realm of primary imagination, it’s a turn away from theory towards the actual experiences and felt senses within a dream. Rodger says, “Dreams make you whole, change how you relate to others and revive your spirits.”

A Baltimore native and New Orleans transplant, Rodger Kamenetz is a poet, writer and dream practitioner. He spent much of his career as a professor developing the creative writing program at Louisiana State University. In addition to authoring numerous books on poetry, he is well known for his international bestseller, “The Jew In the Lotus” where he chronicles a story of rabbis making a holy pilgrimage through India to meet with the Dalai Lama.

The Community For Integrative Learning is extremely excited to be hosting Rodger Kamenetz in Wilmington, Delaware this September 15th & 16th at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 West 13th Street. During this weekend event Rodger will work with participants on ways to delve more deeply into images from dreams and poems. The weekend will kick off with a key note talk Friday evening (at 7pm) and on Saturday morning (at 9:30 am) he will offer a workshop that will focus on helping participants explore their own dream images. The public is invited to attend one or both sessions. For more information or to register for this exciting event go to www.cil-de.org.