INACS sponsored a lecture and workshop by consciousness researcher Stanley Krippner Ph.D.
UT Austin Thompson Conference Center
Friday/Saturday – April 20th & 21st, 2001
Finding Your Personal Myths Through Dreams and Anomalous Healing Experiences
From a psychological point of view, myths are imaginative statements or stories that address existential concerns and have behavioral consequences. Myths can be cultural, institutional, ethnic, familial, or personal. Myths generally operate outside of conscious awareness, but emerge in dreams, often in the form of metaphors and symbols, and in anomalous, extraordinary personal experiences. By working with our dreams and extraordinary experiences, we can discover the myths that control much of our waking activity, and begin to change them if they are blocking our potential development. This lecture will describe the process of myth-making as well as how to evaluate functional and dysfunctional myths, prior to initiating change.
Discovering Your Personal Myths Through Dreamwork
Participants in this workshop will be taught how to use their dream reports to identify personal myths, those beliefs and attitudes that dictate life choices. Because most of one’s personal mythology operates at an unconscious level, dreams offer an excellent opportunity to locate the source of these myths, especially those that are irrational and dysfunctional. Workshop participants will be taught several procedures that they can use to implement a personal mythology that is rational, functional, and conducive to their psychological and spiritual development.