Full day in the classroom.
(early morning coffee out around 6:30 a.m.) Join us from 7:30 - 7:45 in the main lobby for gentle stretches to get us going, led by Martha Nelson. Our breakfast buffet is served from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room with daily rotating choices such as biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, grits, hash browns, French toast, pancakes, oatmeal, and more. Standard offerings include fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, granola, baked pastries, milk, orange juice and another juice option, fresh coffee, hot tea, water.
Dreams have been around for quite a long time—indeed, at least as long as mankind, if not longer, in animals. We will begin our program with a short history of dreams, which have made their way into all cultures and civilizations. They have also been especially important in all of the world’s religions, featuring, for example, preeminently in both the Old and the New Testaments. A mid-morning refreshment break will keep us going!
In the Assembly Inn Dining Room, we’ll choose what we like from the lunch buffet.
The morning’s presentation will no doubt inspire a number of discussion questions. Having examined the history of dreams, we will now turn to what dreams might possibly mean—and how we can go about interpreting them. Although dreams can be dealt with one-on-one with someone, such as a psychologist or psychoanalyst, they are also usefully evaluated by members of a group interested in dream interpretation. This session will be devoted to a method of group dream work. After class, the rest of our afternoon is at leisure, with optional activities including a walk around Montreat with a local resident who will share stories about Montreat and orient you to the campus.
Dining room buffet.
Our evening program in Convocation Hall will feature Joshua Messick. Joshua is a North Carolina-based professional hammered dulcimer player, who is inspired by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and diverse sounds from all over the world. The versatile nature of the hammered dulcimer allows Joshua to explore new sounds and different genres. This inspiration is weaved into his music. You will be amazed as Joshua plays World Fusion, New Acoustic, Classical, Folk, and Traditional Holiday Favorites during his performance. After the performance the rest of the evening is at leisure, with optional activities in the lobby of the Inn for fellowship.