Welcome to An Etymology of Dreaming and thanks for visiting.

My name is Sue Scavo and I am a dream practitioner/teacher and writer. I have created this space as a place for deep dives into everything dreaming based. Meaning writings about dreams, about story and myths and fairytales, about the history of dreaming and dream teachers, about context, about why dreams matter, about creativity, about possibility.

About how dreams offer us a deep dive into discovery who we really are – and who we really are not.

It is a place for writing and podcasts. Community and asking questions. Maybe some poetry. Some of my own story as well. Hope you join us.

[If you are interested in who I am as a practitioner working one-on-one, leading retreats, teaching classes, you can visit my websites www.suescavo.com or www.studentsofthedream.com.]

My course is set for an uncharted sea.

Commedia: Paradiso, Canto II

Following Lines of Inquiry

Provocative Scholarship

What does deep dive mean? It means research woven with experience woven with story. It means asking questions in order to find more questions. It means being willing to get under stories and mythmaking to find the understories, break myths. It means finding the history embedded in dreaming, embedded in your myths, embedded in the very language and language of dreaming we use everyday.


Go here to follow along my lines if inquiry into dreaming and all things around dreaming.


Go here to listen to podcasts and interviews.

I am a writer, poet and Embodied Dreamwork Practitioner. In all of my practices – dreaming, writing, poetry – my work is concerned with the implied journey, the unspoken (unnoticed) epic that happens in singular (often staggered and staggering) steps. Dream by dream, word by word. I have been a dreamwork practitioner for over 20 years, working with individuals, in group settings and teaching practitioners. I have taught and facilitated dreamwork retreats all over the US, Canada and Europe at such venues such as Esalen, Kripalu, Breitenbush and Hollyhock for the past 20 years.

For a fuller bio, go here: More Fuller Bio.