Natural Dreamwork with Mary Jo


Dreaming into the Mystery

“Based on deep experience, this book is a beautiful exploration into the mystery of dreams and visions at end of life. Cleverly crafted to inform and enlighten while relaying patient and families heartfelt experiences as well as the author’s own personal journey. This book provides a path towards reflection and understanding of one’s own inner experiences that I found particularly meaningful.”  -Dr. Christopher Kerr, CEO and Chief Medical Officer, Center for Hospice and Palliative Care Buffalo, author of “Death is But a Dream”


Dreaming into the Mystery explores the dreams and visions of the dying and why these dreams, like all our dreams, are poignant and meaningful. From my work as a hospice volunteer, their dream specialist, I  explore what can happen to our dreams at end of life, from being dismissed and evoking fear, to being listened to deeply and honored…to finding the healing medicine within them. When we can be with our own fears and with those of one who is dying we have a unique opportunity to help another across this final threshold, to make space for something that wants and needs to be spoken….perhaps even more so something that wants to be felt. By welcoming these dreams we help the dying and ourselves become aware of the love and support that surrounds all of us in our waking reality and in our dreams and visions. To order an ebook or paperback click here.


Meet Mary Jo Heyen

Voyage Denver – December 2019
Denver’s Most Inspiring Stories


The Healing Medicine in the Dreams and Visions of the Dying
The Journal of Palliative Medicine – April 2019

Dreaming into the Mystery – Honoring the 
Dreams and Vision of the Dying
DreamTime Magazine – Fall Issue 2018
The International Association for the Study of Dreams

Who Are Those Guys?

is the primer companion for my workshop of the same name in a convenient book form. It explores the question that all of us, at one time or another, ask ourselves upon waking from a dream. The characters in our dreams include people we know and love, people we know and don’t love. They include unfamiliar characters that can look, say and do outrageous things. They may behave in ways and with qualities that we could never imagine in ourselves, whether it is something unpleasant or something awe-inspiring. Whatever their role in our dream, Who Are Those Guys? explains how they come to us each night with an intention and teaching that is uniquely personal for each dreamer.

Book Testimonials

Mary Jo Heyen is on a remarkably honest spiritual journey. She knows for herself the high places and the low, so that when she speaks of dreams it is not from books but her own personal experience. Her writing is clear and her teaching is valuable. Treat yourself to this sweet treatise on dreams.

Rodger Kamenetz

author of The History of Last Night’s Dream

I loved this book. It is a great introduction to dreamwork for people just beginning to explore their dreams, and is also valuable to those of us who have been at it a bit longer—reminding us of what is most important. Who Are Those Guys? is written with humor, simplicity and kindness. I don’t think there is anything like this out there that is so clear and and accessible.

Dr. Keren Vishny


Imagine sitting down with a wise and compassionate friend who guides you to a source of love and healing within you as near as your nightly dreams. ‘Those guys’ may be smiling to know Mary Jo Heyen’s deeply felt, clearly written book will open many hearts and minds to the potent wisdom of dreams. I will recommend it to many with enthusiasm.

Marian Enochs Gay

Dream Practitioner