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The Dali Art Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida has engaged Jungian Depth Psychologist Velva Lee Heraty to speak on "Why We Dream" Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 6:00pm-7:00pm.

Why We Dream is part of The Shape of Dreams special exhibition, a larger initiative by The Dali running through April 2023.

Heraty, author of The Dream Belongs to the Dreamer states, “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 endless Millenniums where there are now eight billion people populating 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, however this presentation, unique to The Dali Museum, will speculate on the question from a Jungian perspective”. A Generous Q&A will follow.

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 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 Publications 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.

The Dali Museum is located at One Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, Fl, 33701. Museum Hours and general ticket purchases can be found on their website at: https//

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Jan 26 2023

Why We Dream

Organized by The Dali Museum

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Jan 26 2023 06:00 PM
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Jan 26 2023 07:00 PM
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