Dreamwork

Since biblical times, Jews have paid attention to dreams as a kind of prophecy, and Jewish sages and mystics have understood dreams as journeys of the soul.

My form of dreamwork draws on Jewish dreaming traditions in which dreams are understood as sacred messages, as well as an ecological, elemental view of dreams in which we look for the places in dreams that connect us to what is larger than we are.

Dreams are an “Undertorah”—a deep well of truth and revelation that lies hidden within our sleeping hours. In dreams, we find teachers, healers, guardians, gifts, blessings, and warnings that offer wisdom we may not have been able to express in the waking world.  Even our nightmares hold truths that can inform our lives.

By carefully observing beings, places, and interactions within our dreams, and asking ourselves what these dream moments are teaching us, we can live more deeply and mindfully. 

I offer lectures and workshops on Jewish traditions about dreamwork, and I offer dream circles where different dreamers can receive wisdom about their dreams from multiple listeners. 

I also have a limited number of private appointments available.  Please reach out to me if you are an individual or community interested in learning about dreams as a spiritual practice.  

Rabbi Jill Hammer has uncovered the soul of our dreaming, that numinous place of learning, experience, and divine wisdom that takes us so, so far beyond the dry symbology of twentieth-century thinking. This is the toolkit for the new millennium, brought to us in ways that are articulate, grounded, magical, and — crucially — accessible to everyone.

Manda Scott, author of Dreaming the Eagle: A Novel of Boudica the Warrior Queen 

With gentle guidance, Jill Hammer leads us to the true goal of dreaming, union with the Presence… and pulls us down into the deep, there to experience the joy, enchantment, and enlightenment dreams can offer.

Catherine Shainberg, Ph.D., author of Kabbalah and the Power of Dreaming, DreamBirth: Transforming the Journey of Childbirth through Imagery, and the forthcoming book, The Kabbalah of Light.

Author, teacher, midrashist, mystic, poet, essayist, and priestess

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