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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dreams,Art, and Divination

A couple years ago I took a workshop offered by the very talented Santa Fe artist and dreamworker Victoria Rabinowe (see the link for her Dreaming Arts Studio). Along with several friends, I spent a lovely afternoon creating a series of “dream divination cards” using the medium of collage art. The cards we designed drew upon the images and themes presented by our dreams, and we translated them into a series of visuals that functioned on many levels simultaneously.

Dreams, of course, have long served as oracles, offering wisdom and sometimes glimpses of the future to the dreamer. Victoria suggested that our personally created dream cards might provide even better guidance than tarot cards or oracles (such as the I Ching and runes) that had been designed by other people.

So that afternoon, after my friends and I had produced six dream cards apiece, we put them to the test. Each of us shuffled our cards while contemplating a question or matter about which we sought advice. Then we laid out the cards in a prescribed pattern to reveal answers.

The results amazed us all. Just as Victoria had promised, the cards responded eloquently to our queries, providing a wealth of insights and information. Being a long-time student of the tarot––as well as an artist––I was thrilled. I was so excited that I set about creating a whole deck of dream divination cards.

I now have more than 50 cards in my deck and keep making more art cards as my dreams inspire me. I continue consulting these cards on a regular basis, whenever I need help from a “higher source.”

How do your dreams guide you? What insights do you get from them? Do your dreams reveal glimpses of the future to you? We’d love to hear about your experiences.

If you’d like more information, please contact Victoria Rabinowe or us here at the 3:15 Club.



Anonymous said...

Last night I dreamt I saw Obama talking to a small group of people - he looked tired and a little sad. I walked up and gave him a hug - just to let him know I appreciate that he's trying to do the right thing. I hope he felt it when he woke up this morning ...

Anonymous said...

My insight from this dream is that I feel so powerless in my waking life to change the political system in any way, but I appreciate those who are trying to make a difference. In my dream state I am able to express what I ordinarily cannot.

Skye Alexander said...

Hi Anonymous,

I hope President Obama feels your hugs and support! I believe that we can communicate with other people via the dreamworld, even though we may not be able to do so in our waking lives. Perhaps you are making a difference in this way. Thanks for stating it so eloquently!

Blessings, Skye