David Jenkins is the author of "Dream RePlay: How To Transform Your Dream Life." He teaches classes on dreams and offers dream groups in Berkeley, California. He graduated in 2001 from the Center For Psychological Studies in Albany, California with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He maintains an active web site at http://www.dreamreplay.com. His PhD thesis was a study of the way the dream theme changes in the course of a series of dreams. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Statement: I feel the importance of ASD is to maintain links between practitioners, academics and dream aficionados. This is a very wide field. I see the potential for building Dream Time into a popular magazine that would get sold on newsstands. (and be comparable to the Yoga Journal or Psychology Today).
My favorite dream: I am on the beach and see myself walking out of the ocean. This was the first dream I ever analyzed (at age 28). At the time I took it, in a Freudian way, as a wish fulfillment: "I wish I was 21 again (the face coming out of the sea was like a passport photo taken at that age). Later, from a Jungian perspective, I saw this as a rebirth dream: I am coming into psychological consciousness and therefore have the ability to recognize myself.
My favorite book: Man & his symbols.