North of Eden
Introduction to Dreaming Metaphysical
The process of teaching, writing and learning about the work has always been an intuitive process for me. I feel something wanting to emerge through me, then I speak it, allowing the intelligence to come through.
It is not that I am a puppet. The intelligence of what comes through me reflects my own sensitivity to the passion I feel inside, the passion that is somehow related to the Animus.
When this intelligence comes through, I do not hear words exactly. It is more an energy of His will about something that needs to be expressed. I have some knowing of what needs to be expressed, and then it just comes.
Anyone who advances in the work can develop his or her own intuitive calling—feeling that energy inside, allowing it to come out. It can emerge through art, writing, speaking (as it comes through me), many, many ways.
I am simply someone who learned early in my life how His voice could come through me—how my passion, my frustration, my anger, my rage and my saying yes to my own process through fear and pain could come through and allow me to be a living organism, an emotional expression.
Rather than someone who thinks.
Archetypal Dreamwork is not thought; it is felt. All people who come into connection with their souls have the capacity to be in “felt work” rather than “thought work,” no matter the venue in terms of expression.
I am proud to say that all of the students, teachers and leaders in North of Eden, not just me, are learning to do their “felt work.” Christa Lancastermy partner and my beloved, lives this felt work with me.
There are others who live this as well, each finding his or her own unique way of expressing that “felt work”: Susan Marie Scavo, Bill St.Cyr, Annie Wattles, Robin Chase, Dorothy Korshak, Karla Van Vliet, Laura Ruth, Bob Murray, to name a few.
Each of the previous books I have written has had a particular intention, an aspiration to write about a certain level of knowledge. In the first of The Deep Well Tapes book series, The Deep Well Tapes, we give an overarching, long view of this work. In The Secret of the Pomegranate, we explore the work through the lens of mythology. In Sex, Trauma and Conjunctio, we open the issue of union with the Divine through the issues of sensuality and trauma; it includes Christa’s spiritual memoir called Vessel. In Hubris of the Heavens, we show how Rudhyarian astrology can be a tool to elucidate not only specific dreams but also larger philosophical issues. In Journeys of the Knight, we set out to show the work through film and commentary.
This book is different. It is a place for me to speak what comes through in a new way. The essays in this book came on their own, in moments, often during sessions when working with clients. Since writing the first four books, I have experienced a deeper growth that continues to produce deeper insights. These are not focused on one thing, but are these moments.
I feel the moments in this book may interest anyone who wants to explore dream metaphysics. The companion book to the Journeys of the Knight DVD set is a cousin to this book, containing some of the treatises that relate to particular dreamers whose work is presented in the films. This book deviates from Journeys in that the essays stand alone. They are simply the raw expressions of those moments, those meandering moments of new material opening through me.
We hope to evolve this book through many editions in the future, if I continue to be blessed with more sparks of light.
by Marc Bregman
Edited by Susan Marie Scavo
North of Eden Press, Vermont
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North of Eden
Carl and Me
Flesh Off the Bone
Flesh On the Bone
In Search of Puella
Dream for Your Life
Now Journey Home