Rodger Kamenetz is the author of The Jew in the Lotus and The History of Last Night’s Dream. His work on dreams was featured on Oprah Winfrey’s “Soul Series” and recently he taught a class on “Dreams and the Sacred Encounter” for the Shift Network. For the past fifteen years he’s developed a process of Natural Dreamwork, using images and the sacred encounters in dreams for inner growth. He is Professor Emeritus of English and Religious Studies from Louisiana State University, and the author of thirteen books of poetry and prose. His essays on dreams can be found on His personal website is