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From Ancient Trace to Cyberspace: 
The History of Dream Sharing.

Richard Catlett Wilkerson
In December of 2004, this class was offered  152 times online!
Feel free to ask around online or anywhere in the dream community about this class.
A new course begins the first of each new month - see schedule

Registration & Class fee $29.99 (US)
Send check or money order to DreamGate

How much is that in MY country?

What do the leaders in the field of dreams say about the class? 

"... The best value on the Internet or off! " C. Ryan,
author of the Dream FAQ & Teaching Dreams site.

From Robert Van de Castle , author of OUR DREAMING MIND, and past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams: 
"...It is a GREAT course!"

From Rita Dwyer , 1997  President of the Association for the Study of Dreams, "... I recommend this wonderful course of Richard's to anyone interested in dream sharing and especially to those are interested in forms of dreamwork that respect the individual." 

"A great course outline!" Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Dream and Dreamwork pioneer and author of dozens of landmark books in psychology, parapsychology and transpersonal psychology. 

This delightful class gives you both e-mail essays on the the history of dreams and dream sharing, as well as interactive labs and groups to teach you ways of working and playing with your dreams. See the 6 week Syllabus

The full class cost is $29.99 (US) and you will receive the address to send the check or money order when you register. You can send your registration request to Richard Wilkerson and say something like:

" Hey Richard, sign me up for the next History of Dreaming Class and Send me the registration fee address." or use the handy Registration Form 

This is a non-accredited class and there will be no psychotherapy provided. Certificates are available. These are peer classes, with research gathered by the grassroots networks in dreamwork and dreamsharing around the world. You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the groups.



When you have finished the class, you will have a grasp of the  whole history of dream work and be able to apply many of the techniques to your own dreams and others. (about 12 e-mail Lessons, twice a week plus about 6-10 supplement documents via e-mail)

You will also be plugged into the global dream community, given a free subscription to the Dream Sharing E-zine Electric Dreams. I will also make sure you have the best and most updated guides to dreams and dreaming online, all the latest research and all the latest techniques, conferences, seminars, workshops and online events. 

But what people like most about the class is that you get to SHARE YOUR DREAMS IN GROUPS ONLINE! We teach you how to do dream sharing via e-mail, mail lists, WEB, Bulletin board, newsgroup and IRC (Chat). This is not required, but is highly recommended.

The classes follow the ASD Ethics Guideline, and we expect all participants to follow them as well. Here is our ethics statement based on the ASD ethics guideline:

Ethics Statement

The Electric Dreams community celebrates the many benefits of dreamwork, yet recognizes that there are potential risks. We agree with the ethical position taken by the Association for the Study of Dreams (, in that we support an approach to dreamwork and dream sharing that respects the dreamer's dignity and integrity, and which recognizes the dreamer as the decision-maker regarding the significance of the dream. Systems of dreamwork that assign authority or knowledge of the dream's meanings to someone other than the dreamer can be misleading, incorrect, and harmful. Ethical dreamwork helps the dreamer work with his/her own dream images, feelings, and associations, and guides the dreamer to more fully experience, appreciate, and understand the dream.

Every dream may have multiple meanings, and different techniques may be reasonably employed to touch these multiple layers of significance. A dreamer's decision to share or discontinue sharing a dream should always be respected and honored. The dreamer should be forewarned that unexpected issues or emotions may arise in the course of the dreamwork. Information and mutual agreement about the degree of privacy and confidentiality are essential ingredients in creating a safe atmosphere for dream sharing.

Dreamwork outside a clinical setting is not a substitute for psychotherapy, or other professional treatment, and should not be used as such.

We recognize and respect that there are many valid and time-honored dreamwork traditions. We invite and welcome the participation of dreamers from all cultures. There are social, cultural, and transpersonal aspects to dream experience. In this statement we do not mean to imply that the only valid approach to dreamwork focuses on the dreamer's personal life. Our purpose is to honor and respect the person of the dreamer as well as the dream itself, regardless of how the relationship between the two may be understood.

The Electric Dreams Community, March 2000

Quick Look: Richard Catlett Wilkerson


         Owner: DreamGate Communication 
    4644 Geary Blvd PMB 171 

    San Francisco, CA 94118 


    DreamGate Communications: Web Business Support, 
    Education, Publications, Computer Communications
Richard at 1999 ATP Conference 
More personally...

The brief story of my relationship with dreams goes something like this: I used to work in adolescent care facilities & institutions with kids that were abandoned, neglected and abused by - well, just about everyone. At that time I was interested in how fantasy and creativity (and lack of it) played a role in development but didn't know much about dreams.

I began studying with Jungian analysts in San Francisco in the early 1980's and found that dreams provided not only a wonderful arena for exploring fantasy and creativity but also provided a soulful feedback system and continual inner dialogue. After a few years I began studying with other people who worked with dreams in many other ways and shifted my focus away from pure Jungian dreamwork. I realized when my wife was in graduate school that her peers who planned to be therapists had little idea what to do with dreams and were getting no education in this area. These were really my own first students. Now, in the last few years, I've come into contact with the dream community at large and the vast network of dream concerned individuals around the world.

Our dreamsharing groups on and off the net span the globe. (that is, the dream Grassroots movement) Lately I've become more interested in CMC, Computer mediated communications and the spread of dream research and dreamsharing on Internet through the online dream sharing e-zine Electric Dreams and the establishment of the DreamGate Project. In 1996 I was part of the Association for the Study of Dreams (ASD) Conference Committee and developed the Computer and Internet Resource and Exhibition Center for the Berkeley Conference, as well as contributing to the development of the ASD presence online and web site, which I now manage for ASD.

I'm especially interested in the egalitarian space of the Internet and and using DreamGate as a platform to connect dream concerned individuals in new and exciting ways yet unimagined.


See the 6 week Syllabus