The Electric Dreams Dream Group will be trying a special project beginning right
now! You can sign on to the dream group by sending an email to
and in the body of the e-mail put only
We are about to start an experiment with the dreamwheel using IDN,
Integrative Dream Narration.
IDN was developed offline by Jaye C. Beldo and I thought it might work well
online. Jaye has joined the dream-on list, and has agreed to moderate the
process. I hope you will all join in!
You can use a dream we have worked on or send in a new dream to Jaye. He will
send instructions out for each part of the IDN exercize, but we have included
the full sequence below.
Also, I am including Jaye's article on Integrative Dream Narration. This will
appear next year in Electric Dreams, but Jaye felt that an overview of the
process would help you resonate with the whole as well as the parts. Please
OK, I'm turning this over to Jaye and he will explain the steps. Please at
least read step 1 to join the process. - Richard
STEP 1: Dream Submission
a. Choose a dream that you are willing to have integrated into a
'meta-narrative'. Make sure the dream is brief and contains an important scene,
person or symbol in it.
b. Please send your dream to email@example.com (Jaye) by the deadline of
January 1st, 1999. If you miss the deadline, your dream will be integrated into
the next narration.
If you don't send a dream, it would be helpful to us if you send some of your
reasons and feelings about this.
STEP 2: Personal Response Work with Integrated Dream Story
a. When the integrated dream story is posted (after I receive a sufficient
number of dreams) please read the story and pay attention to how you respond
when you recognize your dream in the story. Does this surprise you? Relieve you?
Anger you? Please pay attention to how you respond bodily. Does your breathing
get tense or do you breathe easier?
b. Pay attention to how and what you dream after you read the narration as
this is an important indicator as to how your sub and super conscious minds
respond to the integration. Also take note of any telepathic experiences as well
you may have with others who have participated.
STEP 3: Posting and Discussion
Please post comments on your experience with IDN in order to initiate
Note: Once we become familiar with this process, we will ask for other
narrators to volunteer.
Please read Jaye Belbo's Integrative