Saturday, May 9, 2020

Announcing Upcoming I Ching WorkshopS Online, Beginning, May 14, 2020

Greetings everyone, 
It has certainly been a very interesting time for us over the past couple of months. Things have changed dramatically for everyone across the board and needless to say, the Plandemic has hit our plans for our July, 2020, Ancient Path to Healing, Jamaica Retreat as well. We are going to make the adjustment and put our sights on 2021 with the most positive of intentions that we will have an amazing healing and vibration lifting experience.

In the meantime, we will be offering our I Ching workshops online. Not a new option for me, Nana Baakan, as I have been offering workshops online for years.
We will continue to build the momentum and keep the faith.

On Thursday evenings, starting May 14, 2020, 7:00-8:30 PM.. we will be offering I Ching Workshops Online via Zoom.
All levels are welcomed. Fee/class = $10. Fee is negotiable. So let me know what you are able to afford.
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Contact me, Nana Baakan @ to register and get on the mailing list. 

After you register I will send you the link to the Zoom Conference Room for these classes. You will also have access to a host of study materials that will help you tremendously!!

The classes will be ongoing, but I strongly advise that you commit to at least a series of 6 classes. The I Ching is an amazing Oracle system but it takes time to get to become proficient.


Sunday, December 1, 2019

"Living Your Dreams" Workshops @ Three Locations!

Our "Living Your Dreams" Workshops 
are expanding to three locations

They will be hosted

  • Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 Motherheart Yoga Sangha 2359 East Susquehanna Ave, Phila., PA 19125 7-8:30 PM $15/Door
  • Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 Atiya Ola's Cafe 310 S. 48th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143 4:30-6:30PM  Free & Open to the Public
  • Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 Nutrition & Herb Center 5601 N. 10th Street, Phila., PA 191413-5:00 PM $10/advance $15/Door

If you are interested in hosting a dream workshop at your place of work, church, community center or private party feel free to contact Nana Baakan

  • This will be a series of discussions on Understanding/Living Your Dreams and applying the lessons presented in them to waking life. A different, yet comprehensive topic is discussed at each workshop, so there is no need for registration in advance.
  • A mailing list is generated at each workshop and attendees will be alerted, via email, with all the information for the next workshop.
  • Simple tools and instructions will be presented during these discussions. A book list will be distributed for further understanding. 
  • These workshop will be held at various locations that will be announced in advance of each workshop. These workshops are open to the public.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Let's Talk about Death in Dreams

Peace & Blessings to you, your family and loved ones.  My name is Nana Baakan and today, I want to talk to you about dreams.

I am conducting dream workshops on the second Saturday of the Month, at Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods and on the following Sunday, I host this workshop at the Health & Nutrition Center.  Each time we meet we discuss our dreams and the various scenarios that occur in the Dream Universe.  I have often said that our waking life is just a dream slowed down.  And remember that childhood ditty that we sang, "Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream."  How simplistic this little song was and so much fun to sing it chorally but did we actually realize what we were saying?  And if life is but a dream, who is the dreamer?

If you haven't seen the movie "Inception"  I strongly encourage you to do so.  There are so many keys and nuances to the dream world that are pinned in this movie.  Some of them may seem quite fanciful, but if you are a dreamer, I am sure you can related to this movie.  I often ask my workshop attendees if have they seen this movie.  Beyond the special effects, stunts, cliff hanger scenes, interwoven in this movie are valuable keys to understanding the dreaming self.

Today, I specifically want to focus on dreams of death and dying.  Particularly because many of us become extremely alarmed when we see a loved one, friend or even enemy die in a dream.  Sometimes we may be the antagonist, or facilitate the actual demise of one of our dream characters or we may simply witness it.  It may come in a dramatic scene of a car crash or some extremely disturbing accident, or it may be a slight of hand, where the individual or individuals are killed.  When we have these types of dreams we tend to wake up alarmed, in a panic or feeling a very strong urge to tell the individual because we want to protect them.  If it's an enemy we may smile with glee that finally they have been done away with.   But, we must remember that dreams are often more symbolic than literal.  And while we may want to warn our loved ones, we may be creating more panic and mistrust, if we blatantly divulge what we dreamed.  Not to mention the various incredulous reactions one may receive from folks who are not too given to your dream panic.

On the other hand, after further analysis, you may find that the person in the dream who died, my very well be yourself, and an aspect of yourself is being portrayed as the antagonist and therefore, in your defending yourself, you had to get rid of it.  The dream scenario and all the details that can be remembered are the best tools for determining what this dream is really telling you.

All in all, Death in dreams primarily mean transformation.  As the Tarot Deck Card "Death" teaches us. It's a transformation, a change from the old to the new, a renewal, a total revamping of the old self to allow for a new self to emerge, and so on.  So when we dream of someone's death even our own, let's begin there and examine what part of ourselves is dying.  Is it the death of a relationship, a bad habit, a perspective once held dear, an idea that no longer makes sense, a moving from one location to another, a loss of a job, friendship or even capital.  All of these losses and many more can be seen by the subconscious as a death or form of death. It may then present it to us in the dream state as death.

Death across cultures is represented in many different ways.  Depending on the culture there are other ways that the image of someone dying may be referred.  Families in Toraja in South Sulawesi dig up the bodies of their dead relatives before washing, grooming and dressing them in fancy new clothes.
Some mention the loss of a tooth, some mention being welcomed by the Ancestors, some say seeing a dead bird in a dream, some say reading an obituary in their dream and so on.  However, I must stress again, that these symbols are transformative symbols, and that to avoid embarrassment after cheering the death of your boss who subsequently goes on to be the President of the United State, remember, the details and symbols tells us more about the situation than the actual death scene.

Again, this is only one of the many topics we cover in our dream workshops so don't forget to come out.  We will be hosting them every 2nd Saturday at Atiya Ola's Spirit first Foods, 310 S 48th Street, Phila., PA 19143 from 4:30-6:30 PM and every Sunday following, at the Nutrition & Health Center, 5601 N 10th Street, Phila., PA 19141, from 3 to 5PM.

To register in advance contact me at

Peace and blessings to you your family and loved ones.

Let's Talk About Those Embarrassing Dreams

Peace and blessings to you your family and loved ones.  My name is Nana Baakan and today, I want to talk about "those dreams".  You know those dreams that you have that are somewhat embarrassing because you may be doing something or being someone that you would not tell even your best friend or closest confidant.

But before I go there, I want to thank all of you for your patience as I get back into the swing of making videos.  I was just gifted with a new computer. It has made my life so much easier after I figured out how to work the darned thing.  Along with a new computer, I treated myself to a more up to date webcam.  And then I stretched out there and updated my video editing software. 

Before now, it was a grueling task to make videos, because the computer I had was so slow, I could take bathroom breaks between loading web pages.  I am still working out a few kinks with the new computer, especially when it comes to uploading videos to Instagram, which to be honest drove me up a wall.  But I have figured out a work around, which is, for those who'd care to know, make the video on your computer, transfer it to your phone then upload it to IGTV.

Anyways, I am feeling more confident that it won't take me 7 thousand years to get a video up and running on YouTube and IGTV.  Luckily for me, YouTube has not decided to censor all my vids on dreams.  Imagine that??  But don't get it twisted, I do have some other thoughts on other things that I will be conveying in my usual fashion about the goings on around here on this planet.  Be that as it may, I am focusing on dreams and want to get you all interested in participating in my workshops. 

Dreams are the primary portal to the Spiritual Realm and if you are not dreaming, then my workshops can help remedy that.

So on to today's topic, "Those Embarrassing Dreams".
Let's laugh a little at ourselves as we see ourselves doing things that we would never ever, in a million years do in waking life.
Here are some examples
  1. You dreamed that you are a female when in waking life you identify as male
  2. You dreamed you are pregnant when you in waking life are either a man, unable to become pregnant, ain't trying to be pregnant  and don't even like children.
  3. You dreamed you are having sex with a child, or children or even your own child and you would never do that in waking life.
  4. You dreamed you are having sex with a stranger, your next door neighbor, the mailman, milkman or dog catcher.
  5. You dreamed you woke up one morning and walked naked in the streets.
  6. You dreamed you cursed your mother out and you would never, ever disrespect your mother in that manner.
  7. You dreamed you ran off with another woman/or man's wife/husband and basked in the sun with them in the Jamaica.
  8. You dreamed you watch your young son have sex with his girlfriend
  9. You dreamed you had sex with your young son's girlfriend
  10. You dreamed you had homosexual sex and you are quite not the one to do any homosexual playing around.
  11. You dreamed you drank or ate so much food that you could hardly see afterwards and you are on a strict diet.

These and other dreams like these tell us a little about what we are working through, wish to accomplish or may have done in waking life, it all depends on your waking life story and your dream life scenario that is bringing that up for you.  Most embarrassing dreams are those that are telling us about a part of ourselves that we need to take a look at and resolve any conflict around. We may not think it's even possible to do certain things that we do in the dream state, but we must remember, in the dream state there are no laws. 

Everything and anything is possible there.  What we most want to do, is examine the details and work through the issues presented, and ask ourselves, why am I embarrassed about this dream and why would I only keep this dream to myself?

Now, I am not condoning that we should go around telling everyone we know our dreams.  Dreams are very, very personal and may reveal some deeper notions about our personality and character than we realize.  So telling your dreams to a good friend, confidant or someone you trust, is a good idea.  The more we discuss dreams, the more we will dream and the more we will understand what we are dreaming.

One thing I want to point out, is that sexual dreams are not always about sex.  And dreams of pencils, knives, bowls, juicy fruits, guns and rifles, snakes and cherries, may be about sex.  Putting something like a carrot in your mouth or eating a juicy mango can be saying more about sex than actually having sex in a dream.

So you see, we have a lot of fun in our dream workshops and you should come out and have some fun with us.

Again, this is only one of the many topics we cover in our dream workshops so don't forget to come out.  We will be hosting them every 2nd Saturday at Atiya Ola's Spirit first Foods, 310 S 48th Street, Phila., PA 19143 from 4:30-6:30 PM and every Sunday following, at the Nutrition & Health Center, 5601 N 10th Street, Phila., PA 19141, from 3 to 5PM.

Also, I will be offering 2 free 20 minute readings at both locations.  The recipients will be chosen by lottery, so that's another reason to come out if you want to get that free reading.
Thanks again for watching this video and hope to see you there!!
Peace & Blessings to you your family and loved ones.

To register in advance contact me at 
text: 770-580-3322

Peace and blessings to you your family and loved ones.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Let's Talk About Recurring Dreams


Peace and blessings to you your family and love ones.  My name is Nana Baakan and today I want to talk about some of the topics we cover in our dream workshops.

How many of you out there have recurring dreams? You know, that strange dream that seems to come out of the blue from nowhere.

Often times these types of dreams are triggered by a current situation that is reminding you of a past situation and that past situation has not been resolved and needs to be.

It could be something that is going on at work, school, church, relationship or any number of other situations.  The situation that is currently happening is reminding you of a similar situation. Because it has not been resolved or analyzed it keeps coming back because you need to rectify it in some way.

Now this does not apply to all recurring dreams because we may certainly find ourselves flying over and over again. The flying dreams mean something else.

However if you dream that you are being chased from time to time. Or fighting the same animal. Or find yourself in some type of imprisonment, these dreams tend to be telling you something about what's happening in your life.

Of course the details matter.  In and out of waking life and the dream state, there are many nuances that impact on what we dream.  We also use a lot of figurative language or puns in our waking life that may find themselves interwoven in these recurring dreams.

The triggers to recurring dreams can be massive or very subtle. They can happen the day of the dream before or after.  Exploring what happened over the past few days can help you pinpoint what triggered that dream.
There is so much more to cover on this topic, so come on out and bring that recurring dream.

Thanks for watching this video and be sure to come out to our next schedule dream workshops, there will be two.
Sept. 14, 2019
Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods,
310 South 48th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19143 
4:30PM to 6:30PM
It is free and open to the public, donations are graciously accepted. 
They cover my traveling expenses, etc.
 Sept. 15, 2019
Nutrition and Health Center,
5601 N. 10th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19141.
3Pm to 5PM. 
$10 in advance and $12 at the door.

I also want to mention that this workshop will have the option of joining us via the Zoom conference platform for those who cannot be physically present at the workshop but would like to attend. Go to this link and download the app to your phone, tablet and/or computer.

The fee for joining us via Zoom is $10 paid in advance. Please send me your contact information so I can give you all the information you need to register for the Zoom conference option.

Contact me at and you pay the advance fee of $10.  So let me know so I can put your name on the advance list.

Also, I will be offering 2 free 20 minute readings at both locations.  The recipients will be chosen by lottery, so that's another reason to come out if you want to get that free reading.

Thanks again for watching this video and hope to see you there!!

Peace & Blessings to you your family and loved ones.

Let's Talk About Nightmares & Troubling Dreams


Peace and Blessings to you your family, and loved ones. My name is Nana Baakan and I want to talk to you about disturbing dreams and/or nightmares, but I don't want to scare myself.  We have all had them at one time or another.  Especially as children because there are so many things happening around us that we don't understand.  And think about it, children live in the land of giants until they become one.  So often times they will dream of giants chasing them, grabbing them, picking them up, and who remembers the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, that giant wanted to eat Jack!!

As we mature, we may have dreams of the things we are afraid of.  For example, drowning, or being lost, or being abandoned, or being stricken with homelessness or poverty.  These dreams and so many others tell us a little about what's going on in our life and give us an opportunity to address it in waking life, but we have to examine the dream first and the details and get to that point where it make sense.

We should never discard a scary or troubling dream.  The subconscious mind is showing us that we have something to work on that is troubling us deep down inside.

Sometimes when we have these dreams, we can become lucid and find out what that is that is really frightening us.  Or we can call on our Spirit guides to help us to safety.  But even then, if we don't get to the bottom of the dream message, we will continue to have that dream again.

I see nightmares or troubling dreams as a loud knock on the door of our conscious mind from our subconscious.  And one thing that is for sure is that we certainly can become lucid and tell ourselves, this is only a dream and I am waking the hell up, right now.

Here's an excerpt from my blog, the value of nightmares.

"Why We Remember Nightmares
In my experience, all dreams (and particularly nightmares) come in the service of health and wholeness. This means that no dream, no matter how distressing or menacing, ever came to anyone to say, “Nyah, nyah, you’ve got these problems and you can’t do anything about them!” The very fact that a dream is remembered in the first place means that the dreamer actually has at his or her disposal all the courage, creativity, strength, and wisdom necessary to respond creatively and transformatively to even the worst “problem” that the dream presents. (If the dreamer were not in possession of all the energies required for positive, creative, transformative response, the dream would simply not be remembered.) This is true not only at the level of individual, psychospiritual health and wholeness, but at the level of world society, culture, and collective human struggle as well.

Ironically, for this reason I take heart every time I have (or hear about) a dream that involves large, planet-wide problems like destruction of the environment, plague, military conflict, or other massive disruption of society. The fact that we remember such dreams suggests that we are able to respond creatively and effectively to these problems, in the same fashion that dreams addressing seemingly “insoluble” personal problems always indicate our ability to deal with those problems. Nightmares may also provide symbolic suggestions and specific creative inspirations, provided we have the wit and wisdom to pay attention." 
By Dr. Jeremy Taylor

Again, this is only one of the many topics we cover in our dream workshops so don't forget to come out.  We will be hosting them every 2nd Saturday at Atiya Ola's Spirit first Foods, 310 S 48th Street, Phila., PA 19143 from 4:30-9:30 PM and every Sunday following, at the Nutrition & Health Center, 5601 N 10th Street, Phila., PA 19141.

To register in advance contact me at
Peace and blessings to you your family and loved ones.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Announcing Sept., 2019, Dream Workshops

Announcing Sept., 2019, Dream Workshops

Dreams are the primary portal to the Spiritual Realm.
Two upcoming workshops.
Sept. 14, 2019 @Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods, 310 S 48th St., Phila., PA 19143
4:30-6:30pm Free/Donations Accepted

Sept. 15, 2019 @ Nutrition & Heath Center
5601 N. 10th St., Phila., PA 19141
3-5pm $10/Advanced. $12/Door
Refreshments will be served.

Contact via text, 1 770 580 3322

Video Conference Option:

Greetings, Peace and Blessings to you, your family and loved ones.  My name is Nana Baakan and I want to invite you to my upcoming dream workshops.  We have been smooth sailing so far with our previous workshops.  People came out and shared their dreams and we learned so much from one another.

We learned that we are all dreamers in one way or another.  Some of us sleep and dream others have visions, and a lot of us do both.  Dreams come to us on a continuum from daydreams to night dreams to astral projection to all kinds of other paranormal phenomenon.

My tag line is "Dreams are the primary portal to the spiritual realm."  Dreams are free yet they offer us a wealth of information, opportunities to expand spiritually and psychically and if we take the time and do the dream work, we will be surprised at the acceleration our spiritual growth and development will take.  All we have to do is make the intention, "I will remember my dreams."  In remembering them we honor that very sacred yet often misunderstood and even disregarded side of our Divine Essence.

Have you ever noticed, that we live on a planet, in a reality where everything has a sleep cycle, even the tiny bugs that crawl across the ground and fly through the air. Everybody sleeps.  There is a period of dormancy that is required by all living beings.  This is a known fact that is so often overlooked.  When we take that into consideration, we can begin to discover how important sleep is not only for rejuvenation and regeneration but for exploration into that part of our psyche where there is only spirit and limitless possibilities.

Scientists, scholars, priests and even magicians have been intrigued by sleep and what it all means.  There are hundreds of books to read on what happens when we sleep, why we sleep, how we sleep, the positions we sleep in and on and on.  For me, the most important part of sleep is what we dream.   Dreams are messages from the soul, they are very revealing and can often answer questions that we have worried over during waking life.  In the dream state, we may meet old friends, deceased loved ones or travel to place never seen in waking life.  We may even meet the incarnates that our soul has traveled through, or as some may say, past lives.  All in all, dreaming is invaluable in getting closer and closer to that part of ourselves that is not physical, but fanciful, imaginative, informative, spiritual, enlightening, etc.

These are the things we cover in our workshops.
We want to invite you and your family to come out.
We have two more lined up for the month of September.

One will be held on Sept. 14, 2019, at Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods, 310 S. 48th Street, Phila., PA 19143  It starts at 4:30PM and typically ends at 6:30 PM or there abouts.  It's free and open to the public, however, we will graciously accept a donation.

On Sept. 15, 2019, the following day, we have another dream workshop that will be hosted at Nutrition and Herb Center, 5601 N. 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144 from 3pm to 5PM.  Admission in advance is $10 and $12 at the door. Refreshments will be served.
To register for this workshop please contact me by text message at 770-580-3322.

Also, I will be giving away free 2/ 20 minute readings. Anyone interested in getting a free reading will enter a lottery and names will be drawn at the end of the workshop. Those who win will then set up an appointment to get their free reading.

All you west philly folks meet me at the junction, Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods, 310 S. 48th Street, Phila., PA Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019

All you North Philly folks, meet me at the Nutrition & Herb Center, 5601 N. 10th Street, Phila., PA 19144 on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.

All are welcomed to attend either or both workshops.  
Interested? text me 770 580 3322

And don't worry, if you cannot be there physically, we are setting it up so that you can join us on via video call and participate that way.  If you are interested in being a part of a video connection please contact me, give me your information and I will give you all the info you need to sign up.  Nowadays, technology connects us across thousands of miles.  If you have a computer, laptop, tablet or cell phone, you to can join us, as well. 

The date for the video connect is September 15, 2019  3PM to 5PM EST.  So if you are in different time zone be sure to check out what time that would be where you live.  To Register for the video connect, send me a text message or email me @ I will give you all the information you need to join us.

We are excited about our progress in getting closer and closer to understanding the inner workings of our Dream Universe, and we invite you to join us.

Thanks so much for watching this video and hope to see you there!!

Peace & Blessings………………………………………..