North Carolina

The Interpretation of Dreams

With a very small group of fellow dreamers, delve into the work of Sigmund Freud and your own unconscious as you learn to interpret your own dreams on a journey toward enlightenment.
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Program No. 23449RJ
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5B 5L 5D
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At a Glance

In Sigmund Freud’s 1900 book “The Interpretation of Dreams,” he maintained that each of us carries a vast expanse of unconscious thoughts, ideas and memories and that unlocking that information is vital to having a balanced, rational mind. Join psychology experts on what Freud referred to as the “Royal Road to the unconscious” to find out where dreams come from, and learn to interpret your own dreams on a journey towards enlightenment.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing on this program. Most of the week will be spent in a classroom setting.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Study the works and philosophies of Sigmund Freud and C.G. Jung to understand the psychology of dreams and dream work.
  • With an expert instructor and a very small group of Road Scholars, you’ll be encouraged to share your own dreams to learn to connect them with your unconscious.
  • Take advantage of the natural surroundings of Montreat Conference Center, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, to continue your enlightened experience.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a single room to yourself for only $100 more (for many programs). Program will have a max group size of 8 participants. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Steve Wilkerson
Stephen Wilkerson was born in Shanghai, the son of medical missionaries to China, and grew up in Taiwan. He has a Ph.D. in history from Duke University, but has spent most of his professional career as a physician in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army. Most recently, he completed a Ph.D. in mythology, writing on the role of alchemy in Goethe’s Faust. Steve is particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches to religion involving history, psychology and mythology.He and his wife, Rose, live in Black Mountain.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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