Lecture: Why We Dream — Sold Out

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January 26 @ 6:00pm 7:00pm

In conjunction with our special exhibition The Shape of Dreams special exhibition, author of The Dream Belongs to the Dreamer, Velva Lee Heraty will provide a unique understanding of how we can better interpret our dreams.

Of all nature’s gifts, qualities, abilities, traits, and survival skills, why did the Powers that Be bless us with the ability to dream? What was evolution thinking? After all this time in the millenniums, where there are now 8 Billion people inhabiting earth, why are we still dreaming? To what end? How do dreams help us survive, even thrive? There is no one definitive answer, science is still light years away, so this presentation, unique to The Dalí Museum, will speculate on that question from a Jungian perspective. Generous Q&A will follow.

The Dream Belongs to the Dreamer
Selling consistently since publication seven years ago, The Dream Belongs to the Dreamer is a hands-on, how-to self help guide and dream resource. It is in a user-friendly size designed to stash under a pillow or in a backpack. The Dream Belongs to the Dreamer is rich with information a dreamer needs to know to fully understand their dream without asking over coffee or going online. Both the author and the cover artist are local to St. Pete. 

Location: The Dalí Museum’s Will Raymund Theater (registration required), with overflow seating available in the Raymond James Community Room or live on YouTube (link below).

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Velva Lee Heraty

Velva Lee Heraty

Velva Lee Heraty graduated from Loyola University, Chicago in 1985 with a concentration in Clinical Social Work specializing in trauma in family systems.  Seven years later she received her Psychology Certification from the C.G. Jung Institute, Evanston, IL with a focus on dream analysis. She has written eleven research and white papers and her book, “The Dream Belongs to the Dreamer,” receives consistent five-star reviews on Amazon.com. Since 1986 Velva has presented nearly four hundred workshops, trainings, and seminars in eight different countries. Velva was tapped as a resource for the National Nightmare Hotline created as a response to the trauma of 9/11.Locally Velva is known as Dream Momma and wrote a column for Creative Loafing for three years. Since COVID she has built an online presence helping people heal, grow and thrive. She lives in St. Petersburg, FL with her two little panthers, Scarlett and Rhett.