What we're about

Welcome! We are an established community of avid dreamers, meeting since 2016. We host dream groups, dreamwork retreats, and professional certification courses in dreamwork. We are presently offering both online and in-person events. If you would like a 1-on-1 dream interpretation session, please see our website, DreamCircling.Com.

The Alchemical Dreamers' Guild is currently in the process of opening a Center in Durham for in-person events with an inspired community! Join our mailing list on our website to receive updates!

Our groups, seminars, and trainings include a broad array of approaches, including lucid dreaming, dream interpretation, gestalt dreamwork, somatic dreamwork, shamanic visioning, authentic relating, archetypal dreamwork, dream art, and more.

Please join our mailing list at the bottom of the page at DreamCircling.Com -- we currently send out monthly updates about the events & courses we host each month. In addition to other events, we plan to offer our signature Dream Symbolism Training each week at least through the end of 2022--so come join us (and add it to your long-term calendars)!

Are you interested in collaborating with other dreamworkers? The mission of the Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild (ADG) is to organize the Southeastern regional network of dreamworkers and provide opportunities for high quality dreamwork training and practice, including coordinating a guild of masterful dreamworkers who collaborate regionally on larger dreamwork projects. Come join us!

Our community is organized as part of Navigate Change, LLC, and seeks to abide by the Ethics Guidelines of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, of which we are a member. Regarding what we expect of you when participating, all attendees agree to:
a) Honor Self: Know your needs and limits, and take proactive steps to ensure your own emotional and physical well-being. If you would like to stop something that is happening (for example, the dream work is moving in a direction you don't want), it is your responsibility to ensure this happens.
b) Honor Other: Extend empathy and care toward one another. Set clear boundaries. And help us create a community space that feels good. If something happens in a session that you don't like, we invite you to bring this up in a compassionate way so that all involved may learn and continue to build the community. These practices are rare, and we hope you will help us continue making them publicly available.
c) Maintain Anonymity: Dreams are highly personal! Tell others about your experiences in a way that ensures the anonymity of other group members.

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To schedule one-on-one dream sessions with us, please send us a message here on Meetup, or reach out to us by email: ready [at] navigatechange.org. We also offer gift certificates--support a local business & give the gift of sleep & dreams!

For more information and other courses, please see our website, https://dreamcircling.com !

Upcoming events (4+)

Esoteric Meaning of Tools in Dreams: Shovels, Rakes, Hammers, Lawnmowers & More!

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$20.00

Welcome dream lovers! Today we'll focus on the esoteric dream interpretation of: Tools in Dreams. Ever wonder what it takes to cultivate our inner Garden of Eden? Dreams about tools can show us exactly what is needed as we progress along our spiritual journey. Come join us for a fascinating time exploring these dreams together!

Come learn about dreams... and find community and support from other dreamers, visionaries and artists in this ongoing series of classes! It's a great group for adding a smile to your face in the middle of a busy week.

All are welcome, even those with no dreamwork experience. Please arrive on time and reserve your seat in advance.

This class is part of a long-term series of weekly professional dreamwork trainings, hosted by the Alchemical Dreamers' Guild, and qualifies as part of the Alchemical Dreamers' Guild's 100-hour Certification in Dream Symbolism. Click here for details: https://dreamcircling.com/certification-in-dream-interpretation-and-symbolism/

Each Wednesday class includes:

Dreamwork Essentials
Esoteric Dream Interpretation Training
Exploring Dreams You Bring

The series is drop-in. We are in our third year, and plan to continue for many more with this wonderful community of avid dreamers!

We ask that you pay for your sessions, as reciprocity creates the best community experience. Drop-in attendance is $20 using the link below; or commit to 3 months of exploring your dreams with a 10-pass for $150 via our online store, by clicking here.

Join our mailing list for invites to upcoming events & special offers on our courses & retreats!

Drop-in payment is via PayPal. If the Meetup Payment link doesn't work, you can send payment to: https://paypal.me/benjaminwhitehurst/20

If you have trouble logging in to the event after payment, send me a message to (303)[masked], and I will send you the event link. Usually, it appears on the right side of the Meetup screen after payment.

Interested in 1-on-1 support? If you or a friend is experiencing nightmares, insomnia, powerful spiritual dreams, or other unusual nighttime experiences, we would love to work 1-on-1 with you! You can book sessions and coaching packages here:
https://dreamcircling.com/private-dream-sessions/

Your host for this event is dream alchemist Benjamin Whitehurst, M.A., founder of the Durham-based Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild (DreamCircling.Com). Benjamin holds a Masters of Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University along with certification in Integral Circling from the Integral Center in Boulder, Colorado. Benjamin studied dreamwork with Rev. Jeremy Taylor, and has been teaching and leading dreamwork for 8 years.

If you would like updates on these upcoming events in your inbox, please join our mailing list at the bottom of the page at DreamCircling.Com. We currently send out an events email twice per month.

Notes & Disclaimers: This event does not involve psychotherapy or any other form of advice. Instead, the intent of this training in dream symbolism is educational and spiritual. Please be aware that dreamwork can be emotionally intense for some people–check with your doctor or therapist before participating. In practice, this event involves sharing dreams with each other, telling one’s story, and receiving feedback from others. Imagine 1,000 years ago when communities would share dreams together when a crisis was afoot–they would sit in a circle and share the dreams they had been having. It was both a means of staying connected, and a means of processing & gaining insights about what was happening. May this event be in service of the well-being of our community. This event is a professional offering organized through the Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild, a branch of Navigate Change, LLC.

Hey! Do you know someone you could connect us with who is interested in dreams? Send them to our website: DreamCircling.Com

We are also looking for invitations to offer talks or retreats for your community. Send us a message to [masked]!

And don't forget to join our mailing list!

Dream Booth: Body Mind Spirit Expo - Booth 328! Come Share Your Story With Us!

Calling All Avid Dreamers!!!

It's our first time making a public splash - come check out our fall dream lineup at Booth 328 at the Body Mind Spirit Expo in Raleigh on August 20-21!

Registrations & More Information by clicking here to visit the Body Mind Spirit Expo website!

We'll have more information on our upcoming courses, livestreams, and in-person dream groups for the fall! Wonderful surprises & Early Bird incentives for anyone who registers for upcoming courses during the Expo!

This is a great time to introduce your friends to dreamwork--have them stop by our booth & share their stories!

Join our mailing list for invites to upcoming events & special offers on our courses & retreats!

Interested in 1-on-1 private dream sessions? If you or a friend is experiencing nightmares, insomnia, powerful spiritual dreams, or other unusual nighttime experiences, we would love to work 1-on-1 with you! You can book sessions and coaching packages here:
https://dreamcircling.com/private-dream-sessions/

Your host for this event is dream alchemist Benjamin Whitehurst, M.A., founder of the Durham-based Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild (DreamCircling.Com). Benjamin holds a Masters of Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University along with certification in Integral Circling from the Integral Center in Boulder, Colorado.

Please Support Our Work: Please spread the word about our Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild Meetup by sharing this post to social media for your friends to see! We appreciate your support.

Hey! Can you connect us? We are also looking for invitations to offer talks for your community. Send us a message to [masked]!

And don't forget to join our mailing list!

Dream Booth: Body Mind Spirit Expo - Booth 328! Come Share Your Story With Us!

Calling All Avid Dreamers!!!

It's our first time making a public splash - come check out our fall dream lineup at Booth 328 at the Body Mind Spirit Expo in Raleigh on August 20-21!

Registrations & More Information by clicking here to visit the Body Mind Spirit Expo website!

We'll have more information on our upcoming courses, livestreams, and in-person dream groups for the fall! Wonderful surprises & Early Bird incentives for anyone who registers for upcoming courses during the Expo!

This is a great time to introduce your friends to dreamwork--have them stop by our booth & share their stories!

Join our mailing list for invites to upcoming events & special offers on our courses & retreats!

Interested in 1-on-1 private dream sessions? If you or a friend is experiencing nightmares, insomnia, powerful spiritual dreams, or other unusual nighttime experiences, we would love to work 1-on-1 with you! You can book sessions and coaching packages here:
https://dreamcircling.com/private-dream-sessions/

Your host for this event is dream alchemist Benjamin Whitehurst, M.A., founder of the Durham-based Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild (DreamCircling.Com). Benjamin holds a Masters of Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University along with certification in Integral Circling from the Integral Center in Boulder, Colorado.

Please Support Our Work: Please spread the word about our Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild Meetup by sharing this post to social media for your friends to see! We appreciate your support.

Hey! Can you connect us? We are also looking for invitations to offer talks for your community. Send us a message to [masked]!

And don't forget to join our mailing list!

Dreams About Sex with Strangers - Esoteric Dream Symbolism Training

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$20.00

Today we'll focus on the esoteric dream interpretation of: Dreams About Having Sex with Strangers. Having sex with strangers in dreams often startles people or brings up shame: "I can't believe I did that!" or "Wow, that's so much better than I usually experience!"

But these dreams are very significant in alchemy and esoteric studies--they show us acts of self-transcendence & allowing new teachings to affect us deeply...

... Come join us for a fascinating time exploring these dreams together, without shame!

You'll learn about dreams, surrounded by other dreamers, visionaries and artists in this ongoing series of classes! It's a great group for adding a smile to your face in the middle of a busy week.

All are welcome, even those with no dreamwork experience. Please arrive on time and reserve your seat in advance.

This class is part of a long-term series of weekly professional dreamwork trainings, hosted by the Alchemical Dreamers' Guild, and qualifies as part of the Alchemical Dreamers' Guild's 100-hour Certification in Esoteric Dream Interpretation. Click here for details: https://dreamcircling.com/certification-in-dream-interpretation-and-symbolism/

Each Wednesday class includes:

Dreamwork Essentials
Esoteric Dream Interpretation Training
Exploring Dreams You Bring

The series is drop-in. We are in our third year, and plan to continue for many more with this wonderful community of avid dreamers!

We ask that you pay for your sessions, as reciprocity creates the best community experience. Drop-in attendance is $20 using the link below; or commit to 3 months of exploring your dreams with a 10-pass for $150 via our online store, by clicking here.

Join our mailing list for invites to upcoming events & special offers on our courses & retreats!

Drop-in payment is via PayPal. If the Meetup Payment link doesn't work, you can send payment to: https://paypal.me/benjaminwhitehurst/20

If you have trouble logging in to the event after payment, send me a message to (303)[masked], and I will send you the event link. Usually, it appears on the right side of the Meetup screen after payment.

Interested in 1-on-1 support? If you or a friend is experiencing nightmares, insomnia, powerful spiritual dreams, or other unusual nighttime experiences, we would love to work 1-on-1 with you! You can book sessions and coaching packages here:
https://dreamcircling.com/private-dream-sessions/

Your host for this event is dream alchemist Benjamin Whitehurst, M.A., founder of the Durham-based Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild (DreamCircling.Com). Benjamin holds a Masters of Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University along with certification in Integral Circling from the Integral Center in Boulder, Colorado. Benjamin studied dreamwork with Rev. Jeremy Taylor, and has been teaching and leading dreamwork for 8 years.

Notes & Disclaimers: This event does not involve psychotherapy or any other form of advice. Instead, the intent of this training in dream symbolism is educational and spiritual. Please be aware that dreamwork can be emotionally intense for some people–check with your doctor or therapist before participating. In practice, this event involves meditating together, sharing dreams with each other, telling one’s story, and receiving feedback from others. Imagine 1,000 years ago when communities would share dreams together when a crisis was afoot–they would sit in a circle and share the dreams they had been having. It was both a means of staying connected, and a means of processing & gaining insights about what was happening. May this event be in service of the well-being of our community. This event is a professional offering organized through the Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild, a branch of Navigate Change, LLC.

Hey! Do you know someone you could connect us with who is interested in dreams? Please send them a link to check out our website: DreamCircling.Com

We are also looking for invitations to offer talks or retreats for your community. Send us a message to [masked]!

And don't forget to join our mailing list!

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