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When The Dreamer Meets The Dreamed.

I thought I might tell it in music. I hope you enjoy listening.

From the CD Touching Angels:

430564_3240554249063_1337353112_n-1orange-petals-cover_page_001DR. NIAMH CLUNE (Plum Tree Books Blog) ~ is the author of the Skyla McFee series: Orange Petals in a Storm, and Exaltation of a Rose. She is also the author of The Coming of the Feminine Christ: a ground-breaking spiritual psychology. Niamh received her Ph.D. from Surrey University on Acquiring Wisdom Through The Imagination and specialises in The Imaginal Mind and how the inborn, innate wisdom hidden in the soul informs our daily lives and stories. Niamh’s books are available in paperback (children’s books) and Kindle version (The Coming of the Feminine Christ). Dr. Clune is the CEO of Plum Tree Books and Art. Its online store is HERE.  Niamh’s Amazon page is HERE.


When I was a little girl (a very, very long time ago), I used to love learning new, really big words like ‘discombobulate’. As I grew, my love of words grew too, until I loved them so much, I could not stop writing them down. One day, as I was scribbling a particular word, a very peculiar thing happened. The word shouted at me, “Stop! Don’t put me there!” As you can imagine, I was shocked and nearly fell off my chair. When I recovered somewhat, I said to the word, “Could you stop shouting, please? I am not used to it.” Can you guess what happened next? No! I thought not. The word said, “I might be small, but I will misbehave if you do not use me properly. I will not tell the story you would like me to tell. I will say something entirely different!” I dropped my pen. I hoped that by dropping my pen, the word would stop talking. Alas! It did not. It carried on chitterchobbling, even after the ink had dried. I was in a pickle. I could not allow my words to run away with my story, now could I? I don’t know about you, but when this sort of thing happens, there is only one thing left to do if you prefer not to spend your time arguing. “Very well,” said I. “I will do as you ask if you will just be quiet and allow me to concentrate.” Since that day, I have been paying special attention to every word I invite into my stories. After all, a story should say exactly what it means to say and not be led astray. With love from Dr. Niamh, Ph.D in Learning Through The Imagination and Founder of Dr Niamh Children's Books.

16 thoughts on “When The Dreamer Meets The Dreamed.

  1. I could not make it play. I tried twice, but each time it stopped at 15 seconds and 21 seconds. I had my volume high, but no sound came out. I did go to iTunes which allow for a few seconds of sound (but not enough). Interesting.


    1. Liz, you might try again. The problem is not Sound Cloud. Just guessing: Your Internet connection may have been in-and-out.As an alternative, you might pop over to Niamh’s Sound Cloud account and play it there. I’m not sure if that will make any difference, but you’ll get to hear a few of her other works then too. 🙂 Let me know how it goes. Jamie


  2. Many thanks for all your warm and generous comments. Music was my first career, and I recorded this a long time after I had given up music. John, I hope I m not boasting, but you brought it up about high notes…I did have a 4 octave range…and after I gave up singing, I learned to sing differently when I returned to it to do this. No effort is the key…and no force. I love this medium of poetry to soundscape with textural digital sound mixed with “real instruments.”


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