About Patricia M. Davis
Tricia leads church dream groups and uses dreams as a form of spiritual direction.
She has an MA in Theology and is currently in the Ph.D. program at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) performing research on dreams, discernment and conversion with an emphasis on metaphoric religious language.
She is a co-editor for the book Dreaming in Christianity and Islam and sometimes teaches courses on dreams, religion and spirituality.
My notes on the IASD
I love the variety of perspectives on dreams that are welcomed by IASD. Through IASD, I have found a community of kindred souls. And, I have found that there is so much to learn from the approaches taken by the diverse membership.
I am grateful that the organization has allowed me to be a Conference presenter many times and that my work has been accepted in the official publications.
I have served on the IASD Ethics Committee since 2008.
I hope to help with the Religion and Spirituality Track Program for the 2011 conference.
List of dream-related publications and/or web sites where
my work is featured.
Dreaming in Christianity and Islam, Rutgers University Press, 2009
Davis, Patricia M. "The dream of Martin Luther King, jr.: Early accounts of the voice and the mountaintop," DreamTime, Fall 2006.
Davis, Patricia M. The weaning of Perpetua: Female embodiment and spiritual growth metaphor in the dream of an early Christian saint, Dreaming, December 2005.
Davis, Patricia M., Dreams and visions in the Anglo-Saxon conversion, Dreaming, June 2005.