Prof. Ivan J. Thomas Profile

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New York


Throughout more than four decades I have been involved in a personal search for the secrets of mind and spirit In those years I have also been involved in teaching thousands of people techniques of deep relaxation meditation and methods of self exploration Wanting to dig deep I explored the use of dreams and taught individuals and groups how to use these visions of the night to explore the deepest issues in themselves and to touch the high ground of their spiritual awareness I worked for twenty years as a psychotherapist using several approaches one of which was a way of honoring the body as a doorway to the mind and emotions During the years of seeking the wild wondrous beasts of the soul and spirit I dared my own inner adventure But I also traveled with other people sharing their experience of fear and wonder as they unveiled and set loose their fountain of perception I have trod countless dream pathways traversed the timeless with those using drugs and wrestled with the vitality of the body as it mimed and shouted its deepest intuitions through movement dance and voice So I write about dreams about daring visions about the power of growth and creativity within a person that attempts to burst through the restrictions and fears hemming in ones trans-formative power They break through because the person dares to allow their habitual response to the world to be silenced for a while so other voices other views can be known I write about this voice and vision that arises out of the silence for the person who willingly faces the ferment of discovering what their life means and what understanding they can gather from the world around them It is for those who do not mind the discomfort of

Helping others help themselves, I believe people reach out easily if you start by giving a helping hand.

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