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Craig Sym Webb lives in Montreal, Canada, and is co-founder and Executive Director of the non-profit DREAMS Foundation ( www.dreams.ca ). He is a seven-year member of The Association for the Study of Dreams, and has participated in pioneering dream and lucid dream research at Stanford University and Montreal's Sacré-Coeur Hospital. He is Contributing Editor for Magical Blend magazine and has published many dream and consciousness-related articles in various sources. For more than a dozen years he has practiced, researched, lectured, taught courses, and led wilderness canoe-camping workshops about dreams, consciousness, and related waking experiences, applications and techniques.

Artist's Statement

"The Feathered Wolf Monkey"

The Dream
Driving with some others and we go off the road a bit to the right, and there's this hedge there. There's a spot where we could have gone back on the road, but we just missed it. There seems to be another spot just up ahead too. I realize I'm in the back seat and some girl <L.> is driving. It turns out there's a drop to get back on the road, and she makes a poor choice trying to jump it. My perspective goes from in the car to watching it land flipped over after the jump. It's a white sports car and I realize my buddy Rob's in there. I go to pick it up and turn it over and now it's toy sized (like from the movie Stuart Little), but it's now also a white dragster. I carry it to the other side of the road and I'm looking for Rob in there to make sure he's all right. There seems to be some odd tooth opening in the thing's scaly skin, and it's breathing through there. Then I'm distracted by what at first seems to be a brown-gray dog, but when I look more closely I think it's a monkey because of its face, but then I realize it's not that either and I go to pet it. It turns away though it lets me run my fingers through its "tail feathers." "Wow, soft," I say, and in some almost inaudible voice, it corrects me, "Fluffy." I'm very intrigued by this mythical creature but it begins to head away.

Waking Connections
One of my dream guides is my childhood dog "Ruffy". This creature was a combination of three spiritually connected photos near my bedside.

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2002 ASD Dream Art Exhibition

19th Annual International Conference for the Association for the Study of Dreams
June 15 - 19, 2002
at Tufts University, Medford, Boston, Massachusetts

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