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Dr. Laurel Clark

163 Moon Valley Rd., Windyville, MO 65783

United States

teacher, author, interfaith minister, counselor, public speaker
Internet Presence

Website: http://www.som.org/NewPages/Newsite07/SOMNavigation/BoardMembers/ClarkLaurel.html

About Dr. Laurel Clark

I love education, both being a student and a teacher. I have recently completed a 6-year term as president of the School of Metaphysics, a not-for-profit educational organization which teaches adults how to develop the whole mind and full potential of the Self. Understanding dreams, intuition, and inner level experiences is one of the foundations of the course. I have been recording and interpreting my dreams, and teaching others how to do the same, for over 30 years.

The method of interpretation I've learned and teach at the School of Metaphysics is based on the Universal Language of Mind, viewing dreams as communications from the soul to the conscious mind. The universal language is not a standard "dictionary approach"; rather, it views the "self" as a soul and the symbols in the dream as descriptions of the attitude and state of awareness of the dreamer.

I am particularly fascinated by the universal nature of the dream experience and its relationship to mythology, scripture, and other "numinous" writing. This is the basis for my interfaith ministry, interpreting scripture according to universal symbols.

I believe that when all people listen to and understand their dreams they will be happier, more fulfilled, more at peace with themselves and other people, more in tune with their spiritual nature.

Over the years I've become aware of an increasing number of precognitive dreams and visitations from deceased loved ones. A profound dream occurred the evening of September 11th, 2001, when my deceased husband who died September 10, 2000 appeared to me as he was helping people who died in the World Trade Center. I asked him if they were okay and he beamed a huge smile, communicating to me telepathically, "Yes, they're fine! Once they are out [of the body] they are fine!" It was a spiritually rewarding experience, to know that those who have crossed over can help others, and also to know that the pain and grief in the physical is gone once the soul leaves the body.

(For those familiar with Mayan astrology, I am a White Galactic World Bridger, guided by heart. World Bridgers have lessons regarding the "bridging of the worlds" between life and death, and between the inner levels of subconscious mind and the outer conscious mind.)

Intuitive Dreaming
The Law of Attraction and Other Secrets of Visualization
Dharma: Finding Your Soul's Purpose
Karmic Healing
contributing author and editor of Interpreting Dreams for Self Discovery
"Spiritual Dreaming"
"Our Divine Nature"

Have been a guest on many radio shows, interpreting dreams for callers. Also former newspaper columnist, "Ask the Sandman" interpreting dreams in the Longmont Times Call.

An early favorite dream book as a child was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Current favorite: The Dreamer's Dictionary by Dr. Barbara Condron.

My notes on the IASD

Joined in 2008 to be able to network with other dreamers, educators, people of like mind. I attended my first conference in Montreal in 2008 and loved it! Have attended every conference since then. Have recently become a Regional Rep and reviewer for conference submissions in the Spirituality track.

I served as Secretary of the IASD Board for two years, as Vice President for one year, and am currently IASD's President as of June 2016. I love serving the organization and learning more about the wonderful people who make things happen!

 List of dream-related publications and/or web sites where my work is featured.

www.dreamschool.org, www.som.org

Intuitive Dreaming
Interpreting Dreams for Self Discovery (ed. and contributing author)
Lucid Dreaming by T. Martin (contributing author)

Contributor to Encyclopedia for Sleep and Dreams (published by ABC-CLIO), Weaving Dreams in the Classroom, and chapter editor/contributor to IASD's upcoming book Dreams That Change Our Lives

Numerous magazine articles; most recent contributions in Thresholds Journal, Pathfinder, Enlightenments, Spirit Seeker, Branches, Java Journal

Helped write fundraising appeal for the PBS series Dreamtime; also appeared in pilot for the series and am one of the interviewed experts for the first group of shows. video clip on www.dreamtimetv.org

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