In this 4-month live dreamwork initiation, you will deepen your experience of dreams and dreaming to levels that may surprise you. This initiation is for complete beginners—even if you have never remembered a dream in your life; and will also convey significant depth to long-term dream practitioners and professionals looking for new ways to work with dreams. You will also build lasting friendships with other local dreamworkers, as part of the Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild (find us at!

The course covers covers the following and other topics of particular interest to the group:
Dream Essentials: The basics of remembering and interpreting your dreams
Nightmares: How to transform sleep paralysis, nightmares, and repeated dreams
Spiritual Dreams: How to respect and understand visions and mystical experiences that occur during sleep
Lucid Dreaming & Out of the Body Experiences: Use dream consciousness as an inroads to powerful healing and mystical experiences
Visitation Dreams: What does it mean when we dream about our deceased loved ones?
Dream Re-entry and Re-enactment: Exciting experiential techniques for ascertaining deep meaning in dreams
• And much, much more!

Format: Eight sessions, daily practices sessions, and an additional three-day weekend retreat. Each 2.5 hour training will include a half-hour discussion of the topic, followed by experiential dreamwork practice. The experiential practice time will be split between personal and group dreamwork practices. The daily practice sessions includes dream journaling, weekly dream experiments, and sharing dreams with a partner. The size of the group will be capped at 10 participants to ensure rich opportunities for direct practice and sharing. There are multiple ways to practice dreamwork, and we will practice several different formats, ranging from traditional interpretive dream circles, to dream theatre (roleplaying), to interpersonal meditations (authentic relating). There will also be learning opportunities between sessions in the form of group experiments, personal dreamwork practice, and suggested readings. Participants may request a certificate of completion upon meeting the course requirements. This Initiation serves as a prerequisite for more advanced courses & facilitator training with the Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild.

CEUs & Contact Hours: This course offers 20 contact hours (the retreat includes an additional 16 contact hours), with a certificate of completion available upon request. (Note: Level 1 Certification through the Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild requires completion of the Initiation plus one weekend retreat through the Guild).

Option: Private dream mentoring is also available at an additional cost for those who would like more personalized attention during the course.

Where: Near downtown Durham, NC–please contact Benjamin at (303) 847 5263 for details. The 3-night residential retreat will take place in a stunning beach location near Wilmington, NC, with on-site lodging available.

Special Package Price: We are currently offering a special package price for the 4-month Initiation + Weekend retreat + 3-months Dream Symbolism Training for $1,850 (a >25% discount!) Payable via PayPal, Square, or Personal Check. This includes 4 days / 3 nights lodging and most meals at the beach!  As an additional early registration incentive, we are offering a free month of Private Dream Coaching to the first five people who register for the Initiation and Retreat, a $400+ value! (See here for more details of what these coaching sessions will be like). The retreat is currently scheduled for the weekend of April 23-26, 2021, with an amazing beach house! This package also includes 3 months (13 sessions) of the weekly Dream Symbolism Training after the close of the Initiation, for an added value of over $250. It’s a great package to help you fully immerse yourself in dreamwork for over six months in 2021!

Tuition Without Retreat: Tuition for the Initiation on its own is $900. Payable via Paypal, Square, or Personal Check. Please find a way to attend the retreat, though–putting it all into practice is an important part of the journey.

When: Alternating Sunday afternoons from 1pm-3:30pm, beginning in February, 2021. Dates may change, but are currently planned as: February 21, March 7, 21, April 4, 18, May 2, 16, 30, with a make-up day on June 07 if needed. The weekend retreat is scheduled for Friday, April 23 – Monday, April 26, 2021. Please contact me at or via Facebook, if you are considering joining the next Initiation beginning in spring, 2021.