There are dreams, and then there are dreams. They can shock us, console us, arouse us, repulse us. They can change our lives. They can heal us. Embark on a spiritual adventure with Marc Ian Barasch, exploring how in dreams we can accept our own contradictions, become more accepting of others, and live with greater courage. “Dreams refuse to polarize. They push you right up against your limits and margins. The unthinkable thing becomes the subject matter,” says Barasch. Backed by fifteen years of research, Barasch presents a bold new perspective on how dreams can be our greatest hope for finding wholeness. Literal, lucid or spiritual, he delves into the multi-faceted aspects of dreamtime. “I think there is an evolutionary pressure coming from dreams. Dreams are always happening on the edge of the unknown, the area where we have yet to tread.” (hosted by Michael Toms)
Marc Ian Barasch is a former editor of Psychology Today, Natural Health and New Age Journal, which won a National Magazine Award under his direction. As a writer and producer, his television documentaries have won international acclaim and numerous awards, including an Emmy nomination. He is a founder of the M.A. psychology program at Naropa University.
His books include:
- Healing Path (Tarcher 1994)
- Field Notes on the Compassionate Life: A Search for the Soul of Kindness (Rodale 2005)
- The Compassionate Life: Walking the Path of Kindness (Berrett-Koehler Publishers; Second Edition 2009)
- Healing Dreams: Exploring the Dreams that can Transform your Life (Synergos Books 2013)
To learn more about the work of Marc Barasch go to www.compassionatelife.com.
Topics explored in this dialogue include:
- How dreams can transform your life
- Lucid dreaming and how it can become a game
- The relevance of Tibetan dream practices to your life
- How dreams and archetypal realities can affect your waking life
- When dream reality and everyday reality are blended
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 10/19/2000 Program Number: 2844