Egyptian Dream Book Workshop

Thu Aug 29 2019 at 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Freud Museum London, 20 Maresfield Gardens, NW3 5SX London, United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom

Freud Museum London, 20 Maresfield Gardens, NW3 5SX London, United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom

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Do you believe that dreams can foretell the future?

If you do, then you are not alone. The divination of dreams, or Oneiromancy, has its roots in the ancient world. The Bible records Joseph as the first dream-interpreter of the Pharoah, but it is not the only ancient literary source that records the interpretation of dreams. The Egyptians had a ‘Dream Book’ which recorded 108 dreams, describing 78 activities and emotions.

Freud considered dreams to be the “royal road to the unconscious”. Dreams perform important functions for the unconscious mind and serve as valuable clues to how the unconscious mind operates. The Freudian approach to art therapy depends on the person projecting their personality, conflicts and subconscious to the artwork, connecting the inner world to the outer world through art.

This workshop led by Melanie Stevenson of Art Therapy4all invites participants to create their own Egyptian 'Dream Book'. The content can be a dream they have experienced or dreams for the future or a combination of both.

Participants are not expected to reveal their inner most thoughts/experiences but to have a visual of an idea or memory that is unique to them.

Art materials will be provided and participants will be encouraged to use the materials in anyway they feel comfortable.

Part of an exciting series of events which coincide with ‘Between Oedipus and the Sphinx: Freud and Egypt ‘ on display from 7 August – 13 October 2019.
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