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A woman brings a dream in which she is awakened by the sound of someone—a woman–howling in the woods behind her house. In her dream it is nighttime, of course. It is always nighttime in a dream when there is something about which we are not fully conscious. Behind this woman’s house there is a woods—much like there is behind all of our houses. We live in the civilized part of ourselves. But just underneath, behind, or around the corner, the world of nature is waiting—untamed, uncivilized.

What is happening when we are howling in the woods behind our houses? Continue Reading »

Welcome to Ariadne’s Thread.

Each night the dreaming mind sends us clues—inklings about our own unique nature and the ways in which we might live a fuller, richer life.  Like the famed mythological thread, dreams can help lead us back to center, provide a deeper sense of who we truly are, and reveal what matters most.   Following the wisdom of our dreams can bring us into greater alignment with our authentic selves.


In each of us there is another whom we do not know. (S)he speaks to us in dreams and tells us how differently (s)he sees us from the way we see ourselves. When, therefore, we find ourselves in a difficult situation to which there is no solution, (s)he can sometimes kindle a light that radically alters our attitude, the very attitude that led us into the difficult situation.
— C. G. Jung

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