VQ What is the Dream Reentry Healing Technique?
FO Dream Reentry Healing is a powerful and elegant system, method and process
that allows us to access, track and reprogram the deep information patterns in
our mind-body system. I suggest that it is a direct way to program in what I
call the basic natural language occurring at the <soul-cell> level of the
inner human information system.
The Dream Reentry Healing (DRH) technique tracks the natural layers, locus
and linkages of images and feelings in the body-mind. I call the basic link the
<soul-cell> connection. A dream, a symptom or an emotional issue or
feeling can be the starting point to a reentry sequence. It does not have
to start with a dream per se.
The root ideas for DRH is based on what Jung calls the 'transcendent
function, and active imagination. I have expanded on these concepts and
practices in a very systematic and yet natural way.
The DRH process is like an artist's or archaeologists brush (using a simple
analogy). The tool is relatively simple, in many ways. It is the application of
the tool (or vehicle) that is the artform allowing us to elegantly track and
transform, and even heal deep unconscious patterns in the human system at the
emotional, spiritual and even the physical levels of our
being and body.
VQ Was it one of your own dreams that led you to further "study" of
FO There are many layers to my response. Only in looking far back in my early
childhood did I find what probably was a driving force for me to try to delve
deeper into unconscious dream space and time. When the subject of dreams arose
at the family table, my mother always recounted a story in which warning
nightmares on three consecutive nights led her to be very cautious as she walked
with my sister and I to and from the grocery store. I was two at the time. She
claimed that these dreams saved our lives from a wild driver who went out of
control in his car, nearly missing us all. A second factor was that we always
had incidences of my father sleep-walking. Although I was not a vivid dreamer,
like many of you, when I came to the end of seeing a rational basis for solving
major personal and collective problems, I was drawn back to dreaming and the
unconscious as a source for vital spiritual, psychological and physical
It was on a search for basic transformational tools in human systems that led
me finally to explore the symbolic basis for our deepest life issues. I wanted
to know how the 'inner image' was formed and transformed both individually and
in the collective psyche. I was not as concerned with the question of meaning as
with the process of transformation. How are symbols formed and transformed in
human consciousness? That question grabbed me.
VQ I read that you have been involved in translations into and out of other
languages. Has that influenced the way you approach dreams?
After I had pretty well developed the basic DRH approach, I realized that I
could use the basic process with people while I was blind to the content of the
dream or imagery. I could facilitate a result without even knowing the content.
This felt very different from many approaches to dreaming, where interpretation
and analysis depends on the content input from the dream workers, therapist or
guide. I thought it was rather profound that a person could resolve a physical
symptom, for example, or achieve a deep shift emotionally or spiritually in a
very short process that I was guiding when I didn't even have to know the
I always get pleasure when I can work in a medium that demonstrates that the
results of a process of healing or transformation are not dependent on some
magical gift in me but on the basic principles and tools that allow any person
to access their own transformative resources. I was in Russia for a
Dream Conference during the 1991 coup. I had the opportunity to share my work
with a group of students and psychologists at St. Petersborg University after
the conference. I led the group through translation in a DRH process.
A number of the participants reported results. I also did a number of
reentrys with individual Russians trough translation. I once worked with a
Buddhist monk from China on a deep unresolved conflict through translation.
It was fun to lead a session with you from one server, through Richard's
secondary transmission across two net servers, to the other side of the world
and between dimensions of consciousness. That felt like a first. It was a
actually very effective and efficient as far as I could tell. You would be the
best judge of that.
VQ How might dreaming be likened to elements of chaos theory?
FO That is worth a whole paper and maybe a book of its own. In the
mathematics of chaos theory, you plug a complex variable (Re + I) consisting of
a real (Re) and imaginary (I) number into a formula. You take the solution and
use it as the input variable for the next calculation. The repeated iteration of
this loop reproduces a chaotic function that has an amazing pattern. It has been
shown that these patterns are replicated in natural systems. A simple fern, for
example, can be reproduced by a very specific iteration of a particular complex
number in a specific simple geometric equation.
It occurred to me that a whole society may be based on the fractilization of
a primary set of complex images rooted in mythical stories, i.e. dreams of the
culture. A creation story has built into it a certain pattern, for example, that
then manifests in a particular societal formation. If the underlying fractile is
flawed in some way, the culture that flows from this flaw is then dysfunctional
at its root. I happen to believe this is true of Western civilization.
Traditional dream interpretation, in which we use a relatively static
solution for a dream is like solving the equation the first time for a complex
variable. DRH, in my opinion, retraces the natural inner steps of the fractile
through the layers, locus and linkages back to points of bifurcation. If the
complex variable (real + Imaginary) is an analog to our conscious and imaginal
realms of the psyche/soma, then by retracing the steps to the source of
bifurcation allows us to revisit and revise the decisions that have diverted us
from a healthy and sustainable path congruent with our deeper nature.
VQ Do you have a "first book to read" suggestion for newcomers to
FO My book is not written yet. I do have preliminary booklets about the DRH
process that are available at $5 plus shipping. There are many books on dreams
and dreaming. I have been directed to key books in my dreams or by
synchronicity. I suggest the beginner cultivate a trust that they will be guided
to the right sources specific to their own personal journey. It is a journey.
VQ Do you have someone who can use the Dream Reentry Technique with you on
FO There have been a few people who have worked with me with some success. I
am still looking for someone or a few key students who are able to master the
process with sufficient confidence to take me on. I had a very good experience
with a room mate at a dream conference who actually took that risk. It was
VQ Especially if we have fewer glitches next time, would you like to return
to Electric Dreams for a special report on Relay and translation from one system
to another from one side of the world to another and deep into the imaginal from
the "conscious" realm in the same journey ?
FO It would be fun to see a transcript reprinted of an on-line DRH sequence
with the glitches and humorous obstacles described.
VQ As you once worked for NASA, do you think that there could be a balance
somewhere between "outer space" and "inner space"?
Of course. :) That's what it is all about. Just talk to the Aboriginals about
dreamtime. Our addiction is to the dimensionality of the physical realm. We have
lost our operational linkage to the imaginal realm that links us back to our
Fred Olsen, M.Div. (DREAMTRACK)
Interview conducted by Victoria Quinton
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