City of Dreams, The Mirror

City of Dreams
by Chris Barry

If you’re one of those people who naively think others might be the least bit interested in hearing about your dreams yet keep finding yourself disappointed upon learning nobody does, take heart in the knowledge that an entire conference devoted to dreams and their interpretation will be taking place in Montreal from Tuesday, July 8 to Saturday, July 12 at Hôtel Auberge Universel (5000 Sherbrooke E.). Not only that, but in honour of the conference and a simultaneous dream-themed art exhibit that will be running at the Gallery Art Neuf (3819 Calixa-Lavallée) all summer long, the city of Montreal has officially declared the week in question to be “Dream Week.”

“This conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams is open to everyone,” says Layne Dalfen, host of the affair. “We’re a multi-disciplined organization devoted to the pure and applied investigation of dreams and their meaning. We’ve got Freudians, Jungians, Adlerians, Gestalt therapists like myself, artists, spiritual people—I’ve even heard Tibetan monks speak at these conferences before. Everyone—and I mean everyone—who is a major figure in the world of dreams will be attending.”

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