“Dreams are impartial, spontaneous products of the unconscious, outside the control of the will. They are pure nature; they show us the unvarnished, the natural, and are therefore fitted, as nothing else is, to give us back an attitude that accords with our basic human nature when our consciousness has strayed too far from its foundations…” Jung, Volume X (paragraph 317)
Drawing on the series of animal dreams & visions from a woman artist over a period of eight years, we will talk about the symbolic meaning and instinctual support that animals provide in our individuation process and ways they can assist in life completion. Epiphany, the direct experience and realization of divinity, came to this individual via dreams and a vision of an animal near to the time of her death. I invite you to re-member animals you’ve known, dreamed of, or encountered in non-ordinary states. Is there an animal especially sacred for you? It is said that companion animals are one of the last deep connections to nature that many people have in this lifetime.