IDL Essays and Interviews

Welcome to a repository of essays and interviews for those new to Integral Deep Listening as well as to students of IDL

The essays explain some twenty-eight different aspects of IDL, often by comparing it to various worldviews or to different approaches to healing, balancing, and transformation.

The interviews are of dream characters, the personifications of life issues, and of literal, real people and experiences, either in a waking or altered state of consciousness, whether asleep, meditative, or near death.

Interviews may be of one character or element or they may be of multiple at the same time, called “Dream Sociometry.” They may also involve multiple interviewers, called “Dream Sociodrama.”

These essays and interviews can be approached individually or as elements of a guided, structured education into the nature and practice of Integral Deep listening, as many of them accompany the three levels of Integral Deep Listening certification, first as an IDL Coach, then as a Practitioner, and then as a Trainer.

Clicking on each of the following topics will take you to submenus on a wide range of essays and interviewing examples. You can also view the entire list of topics and related essays and interviews by clicking on the down arrow to the right of “Essays” on the main menu.


What is Integral Deep Listening?

Dreams and Dreaming


Lucid Dreaming


Dream Sociometry

Dream Sociodrama

Biological Scripting: Physical Health Issues

Family Scripting and Relationship Issues


Dreaming Healthy Families


Cognitive distortions, fallacies, and biases

Mental Health Issues:

  Fear, Anxiety, and Phobias

  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder



  Personality Disorder




Interviewing Near Death and Mystical Experiences



Setting Intent

IDL and Worldviews



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