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Summer Solstice Week

In this course that lasts a week (and will be available to you for the rest of the month so you can re-read and copy/paste dreams into your own database) we will incubate dreams that  will be loosely based on Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night Dream. Don’t expect large parts of the Shakespearian text to be copy-pasted into the incubations. I have selected the archetypical symbols: animus, anima, night, day, sun, moon, love and how to connect them in a more balanced way.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” deals with the universal theme of love and its complications: lust, disappointment, confusion, marriage. The plot focuses on three parallel stories: the trials and experiences of two sets of lovers camping in a magical forest, the world of the Fairy King and Queen and their elves, and a group of rough craftsmen attempting to stage a production of “Pyramus and Thisby” for the wedding of the Duke of Athens.Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. To escape the arranged marriage, she and Lysander elope into the woods. Demetrius follows them, and he is pursued by Helena, who nurses an unrequited passion for him. A love quadrangle develops among the young lovers when mischievous Puck plays Cupid. “The course of true love never did run smooth” says Lysander. Meanwhile, a group of amateur actors rehearses a badly-written play in the woods, and soon all find their lives changed by the doings of Oberon and Titania, the warring king and queen of the fairies. Magic, action, love and humor are the ingredients for this unforgettable spell.This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder – it’s about the world’s most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all. Love is crazy, love is mad. Will love win out in the end?The first night we will focus on love. Shakespeare’s play is about the love of tree couples. Two of them are humans, one is the King and Queen of the Fairies.
Hermia is in love with Lysander. But she has to marry Demetrius. Her friend Helena is in love with Demetrius. And even though the first couple likes each other enough to elope,
it is the magic of Puck from the fairy world who messes things up (or clarifies things?). His love potion makes Demetrius and Lysander fall madly in love with Helena…The second night we will visit the fairy world.The third night we will concentrate on the animus in our personality.The fourth night we will dedicate our attention to the anima.The fifth night we will focus on our Trickster energy, as it is represented in a Midsummer Night’s dream by Puck.The sixth night we will make a drawing of the energies we have encountered. the questions presented to you this evening will help you compose your own incubation with ease.The last night we will focus on receiving a gift of magic from the dream realm.

This online course allows you to share your dreams on a forum. I will do my best to help you attach more meaning to them if you require me to do so.
But at the end of the week you will have selected a series of dreams you can re-read and re-interpret yourself as help for the rest of the year.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 7 days

Course Instructor

Susanne Author

Dutch Psychologist, Dreamer, Blogger, IASD Board Member

Summer Solstice Week

1 month of access

One time payment to join our Summer Solstice Week, course will remain accessible for 1 month

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