Resource for mental health practitioners, spiritual practitioners, holistic practitioners and individuals seeking ancestral wisdom.
Dreaming Awake is a practice of dreamworking as divination, rest, meditation, routine, manifestation, activism, rooted in African spiritual technology. We do it because we are experiencing battle fatigue - needing both rest and strategy to continue the work of our ancestors or to begin something new. In this equinox class we work from a moment of balance - equal parts night and day - covering the following topics over 12 weeks:
Planting seeds for dreamworking and plant medicine for dreams.
Spiritual hygiene and the impacts on emotional and mental health.
Historical and modern ancestor veneration globally.
Dream recall and individual interpretation.
Harvesting what you have bloomed through your dreamworking.
The course will include weekly medicinal videos, weekly assignments, an individual dreamworking consultation, 2 group Q&As, one final assignment, a completion certificate, and a further reading syllabus. Dreamworkers will be learning to dream with their landscapes - emotional, physical, geographic, astrological. This class is open to everyone who identifies as global peacekeeper - working toward abolition of oppressive systems and liberation for all African peoples.
Week 1: Introduction + Cleanliness as a Rest Practice
Week 2: Hydration
Week 3: Spiritual Hygiene - practices + signs of distress
Week 4: Flow - Seasonal, Astrological, Physical
Week 5: Ancestor Veneration I
Week 6: Ancestor Veneration II
Week 7: Ancestor Veneration III
Week 8: Ancestor Veneration IV
Week 9: Self - Dream Recall + Individual Interpretation
Week 10: Self - Dream Recall + Individual Interpretation
Week 11: Conversation with Elder
Week 12: Reflection + Integration