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Dick McLeester
Amherst, Massachusetts



   There  is a  growing interest  in  dream groups.  How
can  a  dream  group  function,  especially  when  there
is  not  available a  trained  person who  knows how to
"interpret" dreams?  This problem is one that must  be
faced and the following article is perhaps  the  first  to
do so. McLeester proposes that the dreams themselves
can function as the leader, given that the people in the
group are mutually supportive and  patient.  We  hope
that this humble  and gentle essay will provide a start-
ing point for further discussion of this important topic.
      This  article  is  adapted   from   McLeester's   book,

Welcome   to   the   Magic   Theater:  A   Handbook  for
Exploring  Dreams,   which  is  reviewed  on  page  243
of this issue of Sundance.

    Dream  groups  have  been  a  part  of my life for about
three years. How I got started  was  that  I  met  a  woman
who  did  work  with  dreams  and  she  offered  to  lead a
group for some of us that coming fall. I was very excited,
but  when  fall  came she  had  changed  her mind. I  didn't
want to stop there, so I  decided to start the group myself.
The   purpose   was   simple:  to  get  together,  share  our
dreams and see where that led us.

This article Copyright © 1976 by Dick McLeester. Printed with permission.
All rights reserved.


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