DREAMS: A Sacred Space

In the summer of 2010, artist Janis Kirstein thanked me for attention to dreams in her story of healing. “There’s not much interest” in dreams, she remarked. “People lost interest in dreams after Jung.”

After interviewing Kirstein, who lives in the Cherokee Park section of Louisville, Kentucky, I  dreamt of a Jeep Cherokee. Dreams for personal growth, healing, and wisdom  are integral to Cherokee medicine  – along with plants, prayers, and ritual.

Kirstein and her neighborhood’s namesake are reminders:

Reviving the power of dreams as a spiritual, transformational vehicle outside religion or psychotherapy forms the heart of Plum Dreams Journal.

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