Thursday, March 24, 2016

Working with the Structure of Dreams: 1st DRAFT

Posted: 24 March 2016
Updated: 27 Mar 16, Easter Sunday

26 Mar 16: On early Good Friday morning (25 Mar 16) I awoke from the most terrible dream I'd ever had in my life! It was hard to believe it belonged to me and it sent me reeling! It was so bad that I dare not disclose its substance to anyone, let alone to this blog. HOWEVER, I discovered to my comfort that I can talk about it in terms of the CREEI Process without disclosing its contents. Yes, this stuff works!

Because of this horrific dream, Bob and I will have to add a PS or special note to some of the concepts and terms used and developed in this manuscript at its final edit.

See further blog post updates at the end of this draft.

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The first draft of our manuscript "Working with the Structure of Dreams" is now among editors.

DRAFT
(13 March 2016)

THE CREEI PROCESS:
WORKING WITH THE STRUCTURE OF DREAMS
An Introduction to Tracking Your Dreams

The CREEI Process provides simple, powerful tools for locating and transforming areas of inner tension and conflict into opportunities for personal and professional growth in individuals, groups and institutions.
By
Eugene N. Kovalenko, PhD and Robert J. Thomsen, MD

Table of Contents:
• Prologue (The Process – Do this First)
• Forward – Joseph Dillard, PhD.
• Introduction – Listening to Your Core Self with The CREEI Process
Part 1 – The CREEI Process – How to Apply it To Dreams
-First Step - Remembering and Recording Your Dreams
-Basic CREEI Principles – The Underlying Basis for CREEI
-The CREEI Process – The Questions and Scoring
-Examples of Dreams and Their Scoring
-CREEI Patterns - Unlocking the Creative Process
-Working with your Personal Dream Content
-Transformative Dreams
-Motivational Dreams
-Anticipatory and Traumatic Dreams
-Old Dreams, Repeating Dreams, and Nightmares
Part 2 - Applications of the CREEI Process beyond Dreams
-Knowing Self – A Pathway to Personal Growth
-Reactions to Life Events
-Knowing Another Person more Deeply - The Dreams and Experiences of Others
-Understanding the Dreams of Historical Figures
-Knowing the Group – Group Interactions and Awareness
-Dream Groups
Part 3 –Valuing Feeling and Thinking Equally – Achieving Acceptance of CREEI
-Sources of Resistance to Dreams
-Six Aspects of Human Behavior
-Jung’s Four Functions
-The importance of the Paradigm Shift from “dominator” to “partner”
Part 4 – The Next Step – Practical Aspects of Teaching the Process
-Conducting a Dream Introductory Workshop
-Conducting Dream Seminars
-Group Interactions and the CREEI Process
Part 5 – Endorsements - How the CREEI Process has affected individuals
Part 6 – The Back Story- Origin and Development of the CREEI Process
Appendix
List of Figures
-CREEI Main Work Sheet
-The CREEI App – Look for it
-Sample Workshop Schedule
-Kiersey Temperament Sorter
-Jeremy Taylor’s Dream Assumptions
-Aids to Dream Recall
-More Dreams from Leo Tolstoy
-More of Freud’s dreams
-Jung's dreams
-Wilford Woodruff's dreams (1840 to 1897)
-Helen Schucman's dreams (prior to her receiving 'The Course in Miracles')
Joseph Dillard – Integral Deep Listening
References
About the Authors
Index of Ideas and Terms
Index of Dreams
General Index
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One of the things that most Mormons love to do is boast about their persecuted past. Joseph Smith did that in spades. Brigham in clubs. Who else? Maybe more recently with the late Harold B. Lee or the late Boyd K. Packer…. You’ll probably think of others.
These TBMs (True Blue Mormons) seem to see the enemy “out there everywhere” rather than “in here right now” and wring their hands hoping the guy on the White Horse will finally show up. And when I say “in here” I don’t mean within the church membership per se', but within our own personal selves.
Ironically, I began developing this work for the Long Beach Third Ward Elders Quorum back in the mid 1980s when I’d been called into the EQ presidency, having returned to the Church ten years earlier, after having been ex’d ten years before that. I was the oldest guy in the presidency and low man on the totem pole.

Unfortunately, those efforts flopped. The younger guys saw no need for this stuff because they had been divinely appointed to these priesthood positions and therefore didn’t feel the need for anything else.
That’s why it’s taken this long to bring this book to the attention of the Mormon Stories Podcast Community with its assortment of real and potential excommunicants.

My earliest vision about this was not unlike University of Utah Architecture Professor Erin Silva’s current strategy about solving the near-crisis air pollution problem in the Great Salt Lake Basin by starting locally. The Church used to do this with many of its successful programs, such as its legendary Welfare System, instigated by Harold B. Lee at a stake level when he was its stake president and before he took himself more seriously. Whether he got his idea from someone under him I don’t know, but he got the credit. Mormon historian D. Michael Quinn could probably give us accurate insight on this.

On 27 March 2016 Joseph Dillard and I exchanged messages regarding my dream of 24 March....

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