Musical Dreams

Monona Public Library

1000 Nichols Rd., Monona, WI 53716

with Ann E. Aswegan & Andrew Nath

November, 2014 Exact Date TBA

Composers throughout history have written music that has come to them in their dreams. In this workshop, we will review some of the classical and popular songs that were inspired by dreams. Throughout the evening, we’ll be serenaded by vocalist/guitarist Andrew Nath, who will be performing several selected pieces.

We’ll share our own dreams of a musical nature – ranging from the sounds of wind chimes or the strains of the circus carousel to familiar tunes or even an original melody. Whenever your dreams are infused with music, they make more of a lasting impression on you and they often carry an important message.

Beginning and seasoned dreamers from teens to centenarians, as well as music lovers are welcome to join us.

Ann E. Aswegan dream consultant and author of Awakening to the Song of Your Self: Revelations by Day and Dreams by Night has presented workshops, seminars & retreats on dreams throughout the US for the past 28 years.

Andrew Nath, staff member at the Monona Library and music director at Lake Edge UCC Church in Madison has performed beautiful music for a wide variety of audiences.

  • Impressions on a Dream Canvas Art Exhibit

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  • End-of-Life Dreams, Visions & Extraordinary Experiences

    Great Dane Pub

    876 Jupiter Drive, Madison, WI

    Wednesday, April 23rd

    This workshop is full, but Ann would be able to do this presentation for your group or organization.

    Most of us feel called to support our loved ones as they prepare for their final transition. When end-of-life issues are honestly and openly shared, the dying process may be an enriching experience for everyone involved.

    As individuals face their impending death, they often experience dreams, visions, or other phenomena that hold the potential to help them prepare emotionally and spiritually for their ultimate passage.

    During this interactive presentation, we will reflect on how we can honor these phenomena and offer considerate responses to our loved ones’  experiences. We will also discuss the dreams and visions of close friends and family members that often appear at this time.

    •  Networking: 5-5:45 pm
    • Introductions 5:45 – 6:00 pm
    • Program: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

    Sponsored by Bright Star Care – Home Care and Medical Staffing

    RSVP by Friday, April 18th to Megon –

    Copies of Awakening will be available for $25 at the workshop.

  • Waking Dreams on the Labyrinth

    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ

    1501 Gilbert Rd. Madison, WI 53711

    Sunday, October 13, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

    1:00 pm Opening Presentation

    1:30 – 2:15 Labyrinth Walk

    2:15 – 2:30 Refreshments and Break

    2:30 – 3:30 Group Discussion

    3:30 – 4:00 Book Signing

    Dreams are not limited to the night when we’re sleeping. The dream state continues to function around the clock. Like the faint outline of the moon in the daylight sky, the dream or natural trance state quietly reveals its presence. We may catch a glimpse of it when our minds wander and we slip into a daydream or when we “get lost” listening to our favorite music. We may also access this “hypnogogic” state through various meditation techniques.

    During our time together, we will have a chance to practice a form of moving meditation during our journey to the center of the labyrinth and back out again that I describe as a “waking dream.” By clearing our minds and focusing on a specific prayer request, we shall bring our concerns into the sacred space that envelops this ancient path. Following the graceful twists and turns along the way, we will have an opportunity to observe what happens within us and around us. After our walk, we’ll reconvene in our circle to process the thoughts, images and experiences that came to us. We’ll reflect on their symbolic meaning and come closer to understanding their Spiritual significance.

    Ann Aswegan has facilitated workshops and classes in the US and Europe on dreams and personal growth for over twenty five years. She is the author of Awakening to the Song of Your Self: Revelations by Day and Dreams by Night originally published in 2011 with 2nd and 3rd editions released in 2012. From September, 2012 through June 2013, she facilitated a weekly book study on Awakening at Lake Edge UCC. Copies of Awakening will be available for $25 at the workshop.


  • Gilda’s Club: Grief and Loss Group

    Dreams, Symbols, and Messages after the Loss of a Loved One

    7907 UW Health Ct.
    Middleton WI 53562
    (608) 828-8880

    Wednesday, October 9th from 6-7:30 pm

    If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, you may have had an experience that indicated their spirit “lives on” after their death. These out-of-the-ordinary happenings stir powerful emotions and touch a deep chord within you. But how can you make sense of them?  During this interactive presentation, you will have an opportunity to describe these events in the context of a safe, confidential setting. We shall also consider various ways to open our awareness toward these experiences and discern their messages.

    Some of the topics we will consider include visitation dreams, visions, hearing a voice, feeling a presence, smelling a familiar fragrance, or discovering meaningful coincidences that occur in your lives or those of friends and relatives. We shall also address any comforting or frightening dreams relating to you or your departed loved ones and how to understand their meaning. The option to share your stories or to just listen will be honored in our circle.
    For further information please contact Carissa Metcalf at

  • Dreams in the Bible

    First United ELCA Women’s Circle

    Hosted by Martha Circle

    2401 Kohler Memorial Drive
    Sheboygan, WI 53081

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    from 1:30-3:00 pm

    Open to circle members and guests

    The bible contains an abundance of references to dreams and visions.  In her presentation, Ann will highlight  several of these dreams and discuss the importance and impact of their messages.

    A portion of the program will be devoted to the sharing of personal dreams that have come in answer to prayer.  Please feel free to bring a dream of your own to the circle.

    For further information please call

  • The Bartell Theater Presents: Theater of Dreams

    On the Bartell Evjue Stage

    113 E Mifflin St in Madison, just off the Square

    August 3, 2013 at 7:30 pm


    Act 1: Five Original, Short Plays based on Dreams

    Produced by Sarah Whelan and Dana Pellebon

    Written by Doug Reed, Betty Diamond, Anthony Hickey, Juli Johnson,

    and Gail Sterkel

    Directed by Mari Mitchell, Suzan Kurry, Juli Johnson, Jan Levin Thal


    Act 2: A spontaneous sharing and impromptu enactment of 1-2 audience member’s dream(s).

    This unique theatrical experience invites writers, directors, producers, actors and audience members to dive into the world of dreams and experience its mystery, humor, and mayhem. The playwrights have based their original works on their own dreams or those that were shared in our initial planning meetings. Presenting these plays requires creativity, ingenuity and a sense of whimsy from everyone involved. We guarantee this performance will knock your socks off!!

    All proceeds benefit the Bartell Theater Foundation. Suggested donation: $15 per ticket!  Reservations may be made by sending an e-mail request to the following address: or you may purchase tickets at the door. Any questions may be directed to the Producer, Dana Pellebon at 608-575-1074.

  • Monona Book Club: Booked on Tuesday

    Tuesday, April 9th
    9:00 -11:00 am
    4113 Buckeye Road, Madison, WI 53716

    This event is open to the public.

    Ann Aswegan will be the featured speaker at the “Booked on Tuesday” April meeting. The book club, founded in 1987, meets on a monthly basis in member’s homes. Ann has been invited to share her process of writing, compiling, editing and producing Awakening to the Song of Your Self: Revelations by Day and Dreams by Night.

    Members and guests are welcome to attend. Please contact Margaret Miller at or (608) 222-2289 for further information. Books will be available for purchase.

  • Awakening to the Song of Yourself:
    Part II Book Study – Dreams by Night

    March 4th through May 20th, 2013
    6:30 – 8:30 pm on Monday evenings
    Lake Edge United Church of Christ
    4200 Buckeye Road, Madison, WI 53716

    This event is open to the public.

    Part I of the Awakening book study entitled: Revelations by Day was a wonderful, community-building experience that led us to a deeper awareness of the subconscious and spiritual aspects of our lives. 15 of the 16 participants in the Part I group elected to continue with Part II, and three new people have signed up to join us. So we are now at capacity with 18 people on the roster. Please contact Ann at if you’d like to be placed on the waiting list in case an opening becomes available. We look forward to focusing on dreams during the upcoming sessions and mining their treasures.

  • United Methodist Women’s “Mug and Muffin” Series

    Sat, March 2nd
    10:00 – 11:00 am
    Monona Methodist Church
    606 Nichols Rd

    This event is open to the public.

    Members and friends of the United Methodist Women’s group look forward to welcoming Ann to their March meeting and enjoying a lively discussion about the influence of dreams in their lives. Ann’s book entitled Awakening to the Song of Your Self: Revelations by Day and Dreams by Night has sold over 500 copies and will soon be available on in both soft cover and e-book editions.