Renate Stendhal is the award-winning author of the photo biography Gertrude Stein: In Words and Pictures . After growing up in Berlin and Hamburg, she lived in Paris for almost two decades, pursuing ballet and underground theater, translating American women authors and writing cultural reviews for the German radio and press. Stendhal has published several books in Germany and in the United States, three of them co-authored with her life companion Kim Chernin. Her articles and essays have appeared internationally. She has a passion for country living with Kim, two dogs, and a small orchard, and she still loves to opine about opera and ballet, reviewing culture for diverse magazines. She says, "French feminists stated: 'Any oppression creates a state of war.' I went to war, like an Amazon, and in Paris, I found my tribe. The lessons learned led to my desire to write about them."
Gayle Delaney--Journey w/ me into outer space w/ this out of this world Dream Expert
In this episode, Gayle Delaney and I explore her special way of facilitating dream interpretation.
Is it just me or is our recent political climate inspiring boldness in those of us who (up until now) have been so PC? It sure seems that way to me!
For example, Gayle was proud to share her Pink Pussy (cat hat) with us that she proudly wore at the Women’s March this past January (2017), which, in turn, inspired me to share my very indecent Scarlett Letter dream.
Click here to see the video: https://youtu.be/b0ftaN5JkEM
Gayle Delaney, in addition to being the best dressed dream expert on this planet and a former professional ice skater, is one of the featured keynote presenters at this year’s IASD (International Association for the Study of Dreams) conference (www.ASDreams.org) at the Wyndham hotel in Anaheim, CA. She’ll be enthralling us with her wit and insight with her topic being: Dreams as CT Scans of our Love Life
In our interview, we discussed the following topics (to name a few):
- Gayle’s #DreamInquiry technique, whereby she says, “I’m an alien from another planet, what’s a zombie?”
- The most misunderstood thing about dreams
- The most valuable thing about dream work
- How, whether we realize or not, whether we want it or not, our dreams evaluate our love relationships within hours or days of our meeting a new potential mate and give us invaluable perspective and insights.
- How our dreams can help us choose better mates
- And how can our dreams help us decide whether or not to end a troubled relationship (aka don’t make yourself bloody trying to get blood from a stone!)
If you want to avoid years of unhappiness and despair, and have more joy, fulfillment on all levels in your personal relationships, check out this interview!
Here’s more 411 on Dr. Gayle Delaney:
Dr. Gayle Delaney is the Founding President and Co-Founder of the International Association for the Study of Dreams. She is Co-Director with Loma Flowers, MD (First Chairman of the Board of IASD) of the Delaney & Flowers Dream and Consultation Center training and granting diplomas to professionals and amateurs around the world in the use of dreams for practical problem solving. In 1970, while an undergrad at Princeton, she created The Dream Interview Method of interpretation.
After studying Jungian psychology in New York and Zurich, Gayle became determined to develop a method of working with dreams that would free dreamers from traditional sexist limitations and psychological formulas created in the 19th century.
Her first book, Living Your Dreams, triggered modern interest and research in Dream Incubation or choosing to sleep on a particular problem before going to sleep. And her most recent book, All About Dreams, summarizes her work including that on sexual dreams and romantic relationships.
Gayle’s favorite job was hosting the first daily, three-hour, prime-time radio show on dreams on KVI-AM,Seattle in 1982 and she is honored and delighted to join Dreams Unzipped and explore our favorite topic!
She was on Oprah five times, the Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, etc. Her website is:www.SmartDreams.net
Jeremy Taylor is the cautiously pessimistic, king of projective dream work.
In this very lively, and completely unzipped conversation we explored:
- Ways to transform nightmares (#Trumpmares, in particular) into fuel for your creative expression
- Spirituality in dream work
- The truth beneath the words, “Projection” (spoiler alert: it’s what we do all the time, whether asleep or awake)
- And (drumroll please), the two greatest stumbling blocks to great dream work (spoiler alert: mistaken literalism and premature closure)
These are among the things he will be sharing as one of the featured keynote presenters at this year’s IASD (International Association for the Study of Dreams) conference at the Wyndham hotel in Anaheim, CA.
If you don’t know who this amazing man is, here’s the 411:
Doctor Jeremy Taylor is a Unitarian Universalist minister who leads workshops and seminars all over the world, and also works with individuals and small groups. A major focus of his teaching is the role of projection and shadow. He is a founder and past-president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and the author of four books on dreams. After forty years of work in the fields of Jungian psychology, dream work, social justice, world mythology, cultural change, and the archetypal realm, he is convinced that all dreams come for our health and wholeness, and he continues to be intrigued and surprised by the multiple layers of meaning present in every dream. His website is: www.jeremytaylor.com
Marci Shimoff has inspired millions of people around the world and is dedicated to helping people live more empowered and joy-filled lives.
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose & Bill Maher. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1. The mega best seller A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.
Marianne’s other books include The Law of Divine Compensation, The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America, A Course in Weight Loss, The Gift of Change, A Year of Miracles, and her newest book, Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment, available now.
Self-made mom entrepreneur and parent enthusiast, Ally Loprete is nationally recognized as a vibrant and dynamic public speaker, radio personality and television host. She is the founder of OurMilkMoney.com, a nationwide online business directory of self-employed parents, the host of iHeart Radio’s THIS LITTLE PARENT STAYED HOME where 6 million listeners tune in for resources and support, and the co-host of WAKE UP TV, a nationally televised broadcast for the new mainstream. In addition to inspiring a movement of work-at- home moms and dads who support each other with their own purchasing power, Ally has created an abundance of opportunity for parents who are seeking alternatives to expensive daycare and long hours away from home. Ally lives with her husband and their two sons in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles, in a home filled with lots of laughter. For more information, visit AllyLoprete.com and ThisLittleParent.com.
Nancy Guettier, an emerging author of children’s books, is committed to inspiring and encouraging kids to enjoy learning new things. With a background of more than 25 years in the children’s industry, Nancy has provided retail visual merchandising for Gapkids™ and BabyGap™. She currently holds the position of VP of Visual Merchandising for Pottery Barn Kids and PBTeen™.
After adopting her three children, Nancy was inspired to write books that are not only appealing and whimsical, but that also provide educational content. Most importantly, she feels strongly about offering kids the opportunity to learn about new topics.