Walter Berry, aka The Wizard of Awes is a certified dreamworker, having graduated from the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work and holds weekly dream groups (which have been featured in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times). He has his MFA in theatre arts, is a visual artist and lighting designer in the motion picture industry. He is a past board member for the International Association for the Study of Dreams, a member of the IASD Conference Committee, conducts workshops internationally, appears on multiple radio shows, has written articles for Dreamtime Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and lives in Southern California.
Drawn into the Dream
What if your unconscious could draw? Well, it turns out it can. Your brilliant unconscious has been trying to talk to you through your dreams your entire life. You have probably worked with these crazy symbolic images that appear in dreams, but here a new method will be introduced.
Instead of just talking about them, we will draw them. These simple lines which depict a dream are the focal point as we explore their meanings and emotions. Just like the dream images of wooly mammoths and horses created by Upper Paleolithic peoples in the caves of Southern France 20,000 years ago, our drawings will produce the same emotion—awe. In this state of awe, we will understand what our dreams are saying, and what we need to do as we traverse this mortal coil.
Awe is a central theme of the book. You will experience the author encountering awe for the first time as he carried Judy Garland to her dressing room for six nights in 1967. The author weaves his life’s tale around the untangling of meanings of the myriad of dreams he has encountered as a dreamworker. You will see how a pair of shoe laces in a dream saved a life, and how a grief-eating panther brought peace to the daughter of a suicide victim. A fun and enlightening read as the author makes you feel completely Awe-full.
Welcome to the Land of Awes.
To give you an idea how the process of drawing your dream works, Master Dreamworker Walter Berry draws his own dreams and talks about the process as he does so. Here are some videos that illustrate a bit of the magic involved.
Walter Berry takes his own advice and draws his dreams on camera and analyzes the drawing as he draws it.
The Wizard of Awes discovers he has drawn “Swan Lake” when making a video of his dream “Breaking the Spell.”
Walter Berry draws a dream titled “Featherstone” at the same time talking about how he discovers a giant round flying stone is related to money. Check it out.
Walter draws a follow-up dream in which he again flies with a stone. Watch as he discovers new ideas as he draws “Flying Stoned.”
INTERVIEWS WITH MASTER DREAMWORKER WALTER BERRY
Author Walter Berry appearance on Sophia Louisa's
So Zoom In" podcast, where he talks about how dreams are messages from the unconscious that we need to hear and the place dreams play in creativity.
Sophia Louisa interviews Walter Berry about working dreams and the release of "Drawn into the dream: How drawing can take you to the land of awes"
An interview with Debbie Spector Weisman where Walter talks about the process of drawing the dream and other things.
An interview with Kelly Sullivan Walden for the Shift Network exploring Master Dreamworker Walter Berry’s dynamic use of dream drawings to understand dreams.
Walter Berry has a way with words, a way with art and a wondrous way with dreams. In Drawn into the Dream, he opens the portals of inspiration and awe and leads readers to vital and creative ways of working with dreams and learning the language of their souls.
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