Gale has over ten years experience facilitating dream understanding groups in her home. Participants learn to interpret dreams using archetypal symbols.
"Art from the Unconscious" is a one to five day workshop previously taught through art centers, such as The Southwest Craft Center, the Hill Country Arts Foundation, and the artist's studio. Gale works with dreamers to paint their dreams.
To inquire about dream understanding groups, ordering a custom painting of a dream, and dream art classes, send a message through the contact link of this website or contact Gale at GaleGassiot@gmail.com.
Aspiring Self II
In this dream, the house is the 'Self''. The dreamer is aspiring to expand their consciousness. The image is painted as a diptych, representing two dimensions: the lower painting is the "Self" in ordinary reality; the upper dimension represents the "aspiring Self". The birds flying in the upper dimension represent messages from spirit.
Original drawing of Aspiring Self II painting.
The dream is more accurately represented In the original drawing where the ladder is a DNA helix and angels symbolize spirit. In the painting, Aspiring Self II, the angels are described as birds.
Deep Blue Sea (See)
This dreamer has a deep, calm feeling during this dream. The ship that is sailing over the horizon represents the dreamer's deceased father as memories of his death long ago fade. The main subject is an underwater man with a bouquet of flowers, which has a dual meaning: on a personal level the man is the dreamer's long-time love; and the archetypal meaning of the man is the dreamer's own animus.
The archetypal image of the archer is personalized with the target on it's belly. The dreamer is seeking an outer target or goal that is later discovered to be within their own psyche.
Sweet Home in the Forest
The dreamer and her husband move to a magical forest. When she wakes in the morning to make coffee, she reaches into the cabinet to find a magician's costume on the shelf with the dishes. She notices the butter and sugar dishes are shaped like ceramic pigs. When she turns to pour coffee, she notices a peacock and pig are inside the kitchen watching her (the kitchen and house are part of the forest, and have no exterior walls).
Courting in the Square (Plaza)
The dreamer and her husband are in the plaza (square) of a Mexican village. She is coaxing him to court her because he is very shy and she wants to be intimate. Trees and cupids join in to encourage the courting.
The dreamer is trying to understand her path by examining past experiences. The trail represents a path that has been traveled before. The structure at the peak is an overlook with yellow windows. The structure is patterns of thinking in the psyche of the dreamer, windows are reflective, the overlook gives an overview of the past, and the windows are yellow, meaning intellect and intuition.
Unveiling Perspective: A Dream Series (Dream One)
Dream One of Unveiling Perspective: A Dream Series
Unveiling Perspective: A Dream Series (Dream Nine)
Dream Nine of Unveiling Perspective: A Dream Series
Voice Box Opens
This dreamer releases suppression when she finds her voice. In this dream, a long, steel corridor represents the voice box. After years of struggling to express herself, the voice box, represented by a steel corridor and door, flies open to free the dreamer from her own suppression. The yellow light that shines out represents intellect, intuition, extroversion, a promise of something good.