Dreams are an indelible part of the novel. The central feature of a dream is an image that is infused with power and meaning. The heroine in Chanting the Feminine Down moves back and forth among narrative, dreams and poetry, looking for her God and looking for her soul. It should be noted; the author is a long-time student of Jungian psychology and is aware of the dangers of the highly personalized dream. The dozens of dreams cited in the novel are spontaneous, symbolic and seemed to come directly from the psyche. They in turn helped feed and enrich the creative process. This also becomes the language of poetry.