Judy B. Gardiner
Gardiner has been a vivid dreamer all her life and this brought
her, in 1992, to the serious study of dream interpretation. By
connecting the symbols in her dreams, she discovered that they
ultimately led to accurate explanations of geology, astronomy,
chemistry, archeology, meteorology, medicine and other areas of
study in which she was not schooled. She confirmed these
explanations through extensive research into historical and
scientific writings and developed a symbol system which
incorporates scientific and spiritual dream imagery.
began as a self-study transformed to a cosmic wake-up call
illuminating the union of Science and Spirit revealing an
integrated theory of consciousness. The discovery of ancient
knowledge and universal wisdom led her to write essays based on
autobiographical dream material.
Lavender ~ An Entwined
Adventure in Science and Spirit, her first book, is part
one of a sequel.
believes that LAVENDER has the potential to fire the
imagination of dreamers of all cultures. A blend of fiction and
nonfiction, every dream in LAVENDER is based on actual
dreams she had spanning two decades.
twenty years in corporate careers, she turned to her dreams and
has devoted herself to building a methodology to connect their
dots. From this effort was born the story of LAVENDER,
named for one clue nestled among hundreds. As an ordinary person
who dreams, she had often wondered what these strange patches of
thought would mean if seamed into a whole quilt. Over the years,
she consulted dream glossaries in the marketplace and was
frustrated by the absence of a work that addresses the long-term
significance of dreams, not in clinician's terms or in recipe
book definitions, but in the language of the average person.
LAVENDER is a unique study of the Dream as an unfolding
process that reveals the distinguishing features of one's
destiny. The book’s purpose is to dispatch a lifesaving message
to humankind while illustrating diverse functions of the Dream:
how it develops human potential, how it encourages spiritual and
cosmic connection and how the struggle to survive begins with
self and evolves to the species.
Judy’s dreams debunk the eerie mystique of the afterlife feared
by many as warped and strange. Some people are haunted by ghosts
and still more live in fear of the unknown. In the mystical land
of LAVENDER, doors open to a welcoming Unknown where
enlightenment and protection, knowledge and compassion embrace
us like old friends.
2003, Judy Gardiner began collaborating with Dr. Montague
Ullman, a leading figure in the field of dream work and founder
of the sleep and dream laboratory at Maimonides Medical Center
in Brooklyn, New York. Their work focused on the bidirectional
nature of dreaming which points to both our internal and
external environments. A member of the International Association
for the Study of Dreams (IASD), in 2007 she launched her new
approach to dreaming at Sonoma State University and published
her paper at an online IASD conference. She then lectured at a
Moving Toward Wholeness conference focusing on the dialogue
between the psychology of Carl Jung and Christian spirituality.
She consequently presented her work at the Jung Society, the
Manitou Project, the Rhine Research Center, the Lifwynn
Foundation and numerous other times at the IASD. Her workshops
encourage participants to share dreams concerning the
environment and the crisis we now face as a human species.
interests in varied aspects of dreaming include: bi-directional
dreaming, integration of science and spirit in dreams,
electronic anomalies and other psi events connected to dreams,
the relationship of dreams to quantum physics, panpsychism in
dreams, anecdotal evidence of after-life survival of
consciousness, the collective unconscious, and morphic field
theory as demonstrated in dream materializations.
attended the University of Miami for two years, studied Film
Production at New York University, and worked for over 20 years
in advertising, publishing, and broadcasting holding positions
with Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborne, Holt, Rinehart &
Winston Publishers and CBS Inc.
now resides in New York City where she continues to write and
research. The universal function of the Cosmic Dream is the
driving force behind her work. By inspiring others to tap into
the all-embracing knowledge within us, she strives for a deeper
understanding of species-connectedness in a disconnected world.
fondest wish is that Cosmic Dreaming will someday become a
cathedral of dreams.