Negotiating Religious Conflict through Dream Analysis: The CREEI Process of Becoming and Beloving Part 1: LDS members are increasingly exposed to historical information to which their parents did not have access. College students in particular often experience intense conflict when they encounter challenges to official church narratives. How do members deal with such conflict? Carl Jung developed a model for the growth of the psyche that he named ‘individuation.’ Jung asserts that the unconscious leads us to health and growth. Sometimes this is accomplished through dreams, whether we pay attention to them or not. Of course, if we attend to our dreams, we may understand signals the unconscious gives us regarding our relationship to authority systems. I present examples of dreams analyzed through Eugene Kovalenko’s CREEI process. Dream analysis can be a viable method of coping with religious conflict. Part 2-Led by Eugene Kovalenko, and using the CREEI process, session attendees will have the opportunity to analyze a dream or a personal experience.
Gae Lyn Henderson, Eugene Kovalenko