On Saturday, 12 February, one of our founding members Dr. Alvaro Giraldo will present the first of two evenings on Dreams. Dr. Giraldo is a clinical associate professor in the adult psychiatry division at MUSC. He received his Masters Degree in Counseling and Pastoral Counseling at the Ashland Theological Seminary, and his M.D. from the Javeriana University School of Medicine in Bogotá, Columbia. Dr. Giraldo also has a diploma in Analytical Psychology from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysis at C.G. Jung Institute of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is board certified in Professional Counseling, Pathology and Psychiatry.
…Jung’s interest in dreams started early in his career and continued throughout his life. He comments: “…the dream comes in as the expression of an involuntary, unconscious psychic process beyond the control of the unconscious mind. It shows the inner truth and reality of the patient as it really is: not as a conjecture it to be, and not as he would like it to be, but as it is.” “Not all dreams are of equal importance. Even primitives distinguish between “little” and “big” dreams, or as we might say, “insignificant” and “significant” dreams.”
I will discuss the relationship between “sleep stages,” and the different types of dreams, and their importance in dream interpretation. A general overview of dream interpretation from a Jungian perspective will be given. AG
Please join us at Gage Hall, next to the Unitarian Church at 4 Archdale Street, Charleston. Doors open at 4:30 PM and the lecture starts at 5 pm. There will be light refreshments.