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07/28/2011

COMING BACK FROM THE IASD 28th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

Dear blog friends,

We have been away from this blog too long and we often thought we should publish a little note to explain our prolonged absence.  Now that we have a bit more time, we want to share with you the latest news concerning our work with dreams.

 

Christiane’s comments

“ My conference this year at the symposium of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD), required a huge amount of time for preparation from November 2010 on.

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The first task, accomplished by Judith, was the translation of the French conference. I had to cut out many details of the text because I speak slower in English and I had to respect the allotted time. But the most arduous work for me was to correct my thick French accent.

Going over the text numerous times with Judith, my English teacher, finally helped me to manage it. 

As all the required prepations before the Congress worried me a lot, I was comforted by a dream which told me that everything was OK.

                                                                                               

The symposium took place on the last week of June in Rolduc, Netherlands, near the German border. The magnificent building is an old abbey which has been converted into a hotel and congress center

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rêves,interpretation de rêves,christiane riedel,judith saint laurent,rolduc, 28ème congrès de l'iasd,scott sparow,meaning of  loving and sexual relations in dreams,The four day symposium was a real success thanks to IASD’s admirable organizing committee.

There were approximately 200 presenters and co-presenters, who together with the attendees represented 30 countries from around the world.  This year’s theme being “Dreams and Cultural Diversity”, every attendee could choose according to his own interests among the presentations from so many different cultures.

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I had the pleasure of meeting with the American researcher Dr Scott Sparrow, whose work guided me 35 years ago when I first started working with dreams.

 

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Among so many interesting dream lovers I met Layne Dalfen, a Canadian analyst, who, like me, explains dreams on her blog.

It was also the ideal occasion to meet with Europeans who share the same passion for dreams. Here are only some of them.

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dreams,dream interpretation,christiane riedel,judith saint laurent,rolduc,iasd 28th annual conference,scott sparrow,meaning of  loving and sexual relations in dreams,We will get together to pursue our common goal and spread the work with the dreams.  As members of the European chapter of the IASD, we have decided to initiate some activities: exchanges through Internet and a yearly meeting.  Harry Bosma, from Holland is our coordinator and he has created the site for our exchanges.

 

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As for me, every morning from 8 to 9, I animated a dream group.  Working with a participant’s dream, I showed how to use the interview technique to find the meaning of the images.

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As to my conference “Loving and Sexual Scenarios in Dreams”, some people said : “ Interesting and funny !” I hope I invalidated some frequent prejudices linked to the interpretation of these images.

   

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The congress closed with its traditional ball and the costume contest.”

   

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After those intensive days I had more work waiting for me upon my return.

(Oh my computer is bold... !)

 “ On the 8th of July I had been invited by a local radio network to participate in a night program from midnight to 6 in the morning.  You heard me right.dreams,dream interpretation,christiane riedel,judith saint laurent,rolduc,iasd 28th annual conference,scott sparrow,meaning of  loving and sexual relations in dreams,

 

I spoke about dreams and I interpreted live twelve submitted to me by the listeners. I withstood it for 41/2 hours and then went home…rather tired.  It took me two days to recuperate!

That night, while driving my car, guided by my GPS, I remembered with emotion a sentence I had heard in Rolduc :

“The most comprehensive TomTom navigating system and Internet explorer are found within yourself !” That sentence was spoken by the business man Jan H.Kieft in his remarkable conference “The Road to Enlightenment according to my Dream”.

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And I ask : Where is it within yourself ? In your dreams, of course.

 

 

 

 

Then in the following two weeks I prepared the intensive five day dream interpretation training seminar for my students. It has just ended.

So now I am free to pursue the studies on the blog!”

 

Next time, we will resume the studies on dream incubation where we left off.

 

Christiane and Judith

 

                    

Illustrations

IASD logo : link on the left in the blue part of the blog

Painting : Dream and cultural diversity, by the artist Willem Fermont, Manager in the Netherlands Conference committee

Dr Scott Sparrow, pioneer in lucid dream and dream analysis, professor at the University of Texas

Layne Dalfen from Canada

Tony Hawkins from England “ Rooted in Reality, Informed by dreams, Born of the Infinite”

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Anita Leuthold from Swizerland, dream analyst

Anne Marie Gabella from Switzerland leads dream groups

Judith with Ghazaal Bosorgmehr from Iran, specialist of dreams in Iran literature with Jung’s psychological approach.

Harry Bosma, developing the dream research and exchanges on Internet

Sakira Lanting and Mark Thuring, psychologists in Netherlands, attending Christiane’s dream group

Christiane during the morning dream group

Christiane during her conference

Christiane and Judith, after the conference

Christiane and Brenda Ferrimani, American artist

Moon-Brenda and Sun in pleasant company

Richard Wilkerson, IASD web and office Manager

Curtis Hoffman, Professor of Anthroplogy and Archeology, also animates dream groups.

- Curtis disguised in baby

- Curtis looks like a Greek god

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/26/2011

WHO IS CHRISTIANE

Hi !

I am Christiane.

 

I am a teacher by profession. Dreams are my passion, interpreting them is my pleasure and teaching the art of interpreting them is my vocation.

I spent forty years of my life as a teacher in the Education Nationale. I taught two languages, French and German in France and abroad.

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Meanwhile I also learnt to understand and teach the language of dreams.

 

It first began in 1976, while teaching in Tahiti.

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I started to study dreams on my own, guided by  books from the Edgar Cayce Foundation, the A R E, where Scott Sparrow, now an IASD Board Member, was involved in researching and writing about dreams. Thanks to this support I acquired a solid base.

 

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This link with the ARE was precious to me, when later on in Turkey (1978-1982) I continued, still alone, to try to understand my dreams.

   

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Nobody in my surroundings understood my passion for dreams and  they even told me I was crazy. For your information, it is a sad fact that since Napoleon's time until 1992, dream interpretation was forbidden by a law in France.

 

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From 1982 to 1987, in Berlin, Germany, I studied at the Gestalt Therapy School and at the Freudian School of Psychoanalysis.  Then I discovered the “ dream interview method” created by Gayle Delaney. I immediately adopted this efficient tool.

 

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dreams, dream interpretation, Christiane Riedel,Judit Saint Laurent,Mark Thurston,Scott Sparrow,Gayle Delaney,Jung,Etienne Perrot,In 1985, I started reading Jung. Then came a dream which showed me a man whom I knew only by name : Etienne Perrot. The dream advised me to work with him. In my search for information about him, I discovered that he was Jung’s spiritual son and translator in France. I worked with him for five years. By analyzing my dreams he transmitted Jung’s spirit to me and lead me to understand the alchemy process.  

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In 1987, having come back to France, I pursued my teaching career. At the same time I began to transmit what I had learned and I set up dream study groups.

 

In 1991, I founded an association called "Dreams to Live By," which in 2004 became the Academy for the Interpretation of Dreams. Since then I have  continuously been teaching dream interpretation in very small groups, where every one can practice. I also held seminars on symbols. I give interpretations in person over the phone or through Skype.

 

In 1994 a dream ordered me to write a book. And so, in 1996, twenty years after my first steps in the dream world, "Rêves à Vivre" (Dreams to Live By) was published. This book is a practical and spiritual manual for dream interpretation.

Then ten years later I wrote "Amour et Sexe dans vos Rêves" (Love and Sex in your Dreams), in which I write about what dreams say about love and their explanations about the sacred path of sexuality.

 

 

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In 2007 I started a blog to give the French public the opportunity to recognize the value of dreams, and the means to understand them.

Lately my Canadian student Judith Saint Laurent has agreed to translate the essays of my French blog into English.

 

  

 

Throughout these years I developed additional activities :

the medias contact me from time to time for newspaper articles and radio and television interviews.

I have just started a dream salon in a small hotel in my neighbourhood, where anyone can come to talk and learn about dreams. Also I often give conferences in France and abroad.

 

Now a member of IASD,(International Association for the Study of Dreams) it brings me great joy to have the opportunity to exchange with researchers who are exploring and promoting the realm of dreams.

 

 

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I thank the artists and photographers whose work permit me to illustrate our blog.

 

1968- 1972 : The first high school where I began to teach with pupils almost as old as me.

Tahiti, 1972-1978, where Elsie Sechrist, ARE International Representative who helped me discover  dreams and their interpretation. pressetahiti.com

Sunday in the lagoon : voyage-bons-plans.aufeminin.com

Working during the week in Paul Gauguin high school in Papeete, Tahiti,

The ARE,  the Edgar Cayce Foundation

How to interpret your dreams, practical techniques based on the Edgar Cayce readings, by Mark Thurston, ed. ARE.

In Turkey, in Istanbul 1978-1982.

The great basilica Hagia Sophie, built in 325 after J.-C., now a museum.

The dream sanctuary in Pergame.

In Berlin : 1982-1987.

Living your dreams by Gayle Delaney, ed. Harper and Row. I discovered Delaney’s interview method in the ASD Monthly News vol.1 nb.3., 1984, in an article where Gayle Delaney explained it.

Jung

Etienne Perrot and his wife, who both have dedicated their lifes to  dreams and the path of alchemy, that Jung had rediscovered and explained.

C G Jung and Etienne Perrot's book " Path into the Depths" , ed La Fontaine de Pierre

"Rêves à Vivre", a practical and spiritual manual to dream interpretation by Christiane Riedel, ed. de Mortagne, 1995

"Amour et Sexe dans vos Rêves"  Book by Christiane Riedel, ed. Trajectoire, 2006

Judith Saint-Laurent, my Canadian translator.

Exlpoding Raphaelesque Head, by Salvator Dali

 

 

Site : http://www.christiane-riedel.fr

French blog : christiane-riedel.blogspirit.com