The Dream Forum
The Dream Player Forum is ongoing weekly meetings where participants can share their dreams under the direction of a dream facilitator. Dreams reveal hidden messages from the many selves within. As a Dream Player, the dreamer consciously returns to their dreams and reveals the elements therein through recall and play-acting. The Dream Player Forum is not about analyzing oneself; it is giving voice to the many actors within and discovering who you are and what you can be. Available, face to face meetings in the West Texas/New Mexico area, individual and group work. Also available via Skype. Email for for more information.
The Dream Player Forum and dream work is an inquiry into the meaning of your dreams. Dreams are normal everyday occurrences and there is nothing wrong with wanting to know the significance or meaning of your dreams. Dream work is not a treatment for nightmares or mental health problems. If you believe you have a mental health problem. or require help for a problem of a psychological nature, contact the appropriate providers in your local yellow pages.
Within each of us is another whom we do not know. He speaks to us in our dreams. Carl Jung
The Dream Forum
IASD Dreamwork Ethics Statement
IASD celebrates the many benefits of dreamwork, yet recognizes that there are potential risks. IASD supports an approach to dreamwork and dream sharing that respects the dreamer’s dignity and integrity, and which recognizes the dreamer as the decision-maker regarding the significance of the dream. Systems of dreamwork that assign authority or knowledge of the dream’s meanings to someone other than the dreamer can be misleading, incorrect, and harmful. Ethical dreamwork helps the dreamer work with his/her own dream images, feelings, and associations, and guides the dreamer to more fully experience, appreciate, and understand the dream. Every dream may have multiple meanings, and different techniques may be reasonably employed to touch these multiple layers of significance.
A dreamer’s decision to share or discontinue sharing a dream should always be respected and honored. The dreamer should be forewarned that unexpected issues or emotions may arise in the course of the dreamwork. Information and mutual agreement about the degree of privacy and confidentiality are essential ingredients in creating a safe atmosphere for dream sharing.
Dreamwork outside a clinical setting is not a substitute for psychotherapy, or other professional treatment, and should not be used as such.
IASD recognizes and respects that there are many valid and time-honored dreamwork traditions. We invite and welcome the participation of dreamers from all cultures. There are social, cultural, and transpersonal aspects to dream experience. In this statement we do not mean to imply that the only valid approach to dreamwork focuses on the dreamer’s personal life. Our purpose is to honor and respect the person of the dreamer as well as the dream itself, regardless of how the relationship between the two may be understood.
Prepared by the IASD Ethics Committee
James Sparks. Frater Fnord Rojo Chispas, is a retired family facilitator, astrologer, ordained and licensed missionary by the St. John Missioners of Christ (1974); Ordained in the Universal Life Church (1976); Christic Ministry (2001); St. Luke Evangelical Christian Ministries (2003). Newly Ordained, The Seraphic Order of the Flowering Heart, The Diocese of St. Paul the Apostle, in the lineage of the Order of Melchizedek (2018)
Member, Order of St. Luke; Spiritual Directors International; International Assn. for the Study of Dreams; and International Association for Jungian Studies. Certified facilitator, Jampolsky's, Attitudinal Healing.
B.A., B.A., Psychology and Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz; M.A. Psychology, Antioch University; Licentiate Sacred Theology, PhD Christian Counseling, Sanctus Theological Institute.
I am a facilitative listener and Dharma coach, ordained to do Spiritual work. I do not make judgments concerning medical issues, diagnosis, drug therapies, or psychological treatments, or provide such. I do not adhere to any organized religion that discriminates. I consider myself a Universalist and follow the Fourth Way, Triple Goddess, Theotokos, and Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Offering absolute confidentiality, non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, non-denomina-tional Spiritual Direction and astrological services to the world community via email. Special arrangements for Skype reconciliation can be arranged. (I can only listen since I am mostly mute following a Thyroid extraction and damage to the laryngeal nerves and vocal cords in 2014) Other members of this group can facilitate reconciliation by arrangement. Email for directions.
I support the LGBTQ2+ community.
As a member of Spiritual Directors International, I affirm and follow the ethical statement of SDI. You can read
the statement at this address, here
The Third Chair.
You are a Spiritual Director.
I sit in my chair
you in yours.
I have come to see you
with a longing
that mystifies me.
You draw my attention
to the third chair
in the room:
You invite me to see
with the eye of my heart
the Source of my longing:
the Eternal, invisible, loving, guiding, challenging, insistent
Mystery in the third chair.
Jennifer (Jinks) Hoffmann
February 21st 2007
From the SDI website