Dream interpreter will speak at Mesa State
Greg Hoeflicker’s fascination with dream interpretation began with his execution.
When he was 19, Hoeflicker started to have a dream that he was being executed. He had the “dramatic and shocking” dream repeatedly, prompting him to seek an interpretation.
A man Hoeflicker did not know told Hoeflicker that the execution symbolized a change in his life that he was running away from. It was an accurate assessment, Hoeflicker said.
The realization that the subconscious worked in dreams prompted Hoeflicker to abandon studies of computer-aided drafting and focus on the study of the mind, he said.
Now 39 years old, Hoeflicker travels the country talking to people about how the mind works when a person is dreaming and what certain dreams mean.
Hoeflicker will give a presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Maverick Pavilion for any Mesa State College students, faculty or staff members interested in learning more about dreams and the subconscious mind.
Often, Hoeflicker interprets dreams from audience members, he said.
“What I usually do is talk for 10 to 15 minutes to lay the foundation. What are dreams? Where do they come from? How can you really interpret them?” Hoeflicker said. “I talk about how I’m able to do it. I lay the foundation and open it up to questions. I let people take the talk in a certain direction. It ends up being a lot of fun.”
College campuses are a popular place for Hoeflicker to visit because it can be the time in a person’s life when the subconscious is active. College years, for some, are when people leave home, decide on a career or begin a serious relationship, among other things.
Monumental life decisions can make the mind active, Hoeflicker added.
“Everyone dreams,” he said. “A lot of people think they don’t dream because they don’t remember them. Some people are really into their dreams and remember everything.”
No matter whether a person remembers everything in a dream or rarely remembers a thing, one myth about dreams seems to crop up often, Hoeflicker has learned. That myth is that what’s happening in the dream is a foreshadowing of things to come.
For example, when a person has a nightmare that his or her mother is killed, the person actually thinks his or her mother is going to die. That is not the case, Hoeflicker said.
“Whenever you dream about a parent or teacher, what you are dreaming about is a part of yourself that guides you and wants what’s best for you,” Hoeflicker said.
Hoeflicker studied the mind for 12 years at the School of Metaphysics in Kansas City, Kan., before he began traveling the country to talk to people about dreams accessing the human potential.
To learn more about Hoeflicker or inquire about a dream interpretation, visit http://www.dreamprograms.com.