Discusses the psychological and mystical meanings of specific symbols in dreams and provides experiments to help remember and analyze dreams
In this volume, Deirdre Barrett brings together the study of dreams and the psychology of trauma. A distinguished group of psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers--among them Rosalind Cartwright, Robert Lifton, and Oliver Sacks--consider here how trauma shapes dreaming and what the dreaming mind might reveal about trauma.
A modern classic, Einstein’s Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905, about time, relativity and physics. As the defiant but sensitive young genius is creating his theory of relativity, a new conception of time, he imagines many possible worlds. In one, time is circular, so that people are fated to repeat triumphs and failures over and over. In another, there is a place where time stands still, visited by lovers and parents clinging to their children. In another, time is a nightingale, sometimes trapped by a bell jar. Now translated into thirty languages, Einstein’s Dreams has inspired playwrights, dancers, musicians, and painters all over the world. In poetic vignettes, it explores the connections between science and art, the process of creativity, and ultimately the fragility of human existence.
Designed specifically for children who are reluctant to read, the Classic Spirals Fiction books feature: dynamic plots and storylines which encourage readers to pick them up again and again; engaging themes that are not immature or patronising; attractive cover designs chosen to motivate pupils; short but substantial chapters to give children a sense of achievement in reading whole texts; and clearly laid out text without illustrations.
Practically all the popular dream books on the market are written from Hindu, New Age and/or parapsychology viewpoints. In contrast, "Understanding Dreams from God" was written to present a worldview that affirms the historicity and authority of the Torah, Psalms and Gospels. These holy writings acknowledge that God has used dreams and visions to communicate with humanity for thousands of years. They have much to say about supernatural revelation, dream interpretations, purposes and limits of dreams, false dreams and the reality of the spirit world. It is written: For God does speak-now one way, now another-though man may not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men as they slumber in their beds, he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings, to turn man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride, to preserve his would from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword. (Job 33: 14-18)
A detailed and comprehensive examination of dreams, following the courses of the series of dreams of a young university student and a middle-aged woman. Describes the unfolding of these dreams and relates them to the lives of the two individuals. Presents dreams as a wealth of creative possibilities, locked in the unconscious, on which we can draw by learning to understand and relate them to our lives.
This book show accurately and simply how the ordianry person can begin to understand the incredi-bly varied and fascinating shows that take place within our psyches each night.
"Examines the shifting roles that dreams have played in twentieth-century art and science ... [and] features 100 color and 50 black-and-white illustrations depicting works by a broad range of artists in painting, photography, sculpture, artists' books, video, film, performance, and dance."--Jacket.
By exploring the deepest insights from your dreams, you can find out more about who you are and your purpose in life, then discern what gifts you are born to give to others and your needs that others can meet. The author has pioneered a theory of the progressive development of dreams throughout the sleeping period. He shows how our dreams are expressions of the underlying dreams of nature itself, the secret life of the Gaia world revealed as a vast, living, self-regulating organism. The key to this unique and dramatic interpretive method unfolds in fantastically illustrated pages that explain how to keep and use a dream journal to identify your most important patterns and themes, and analyze their messages.
Examines, in a question and answer format, the scientific and cultural aspects of dreams, including such topics as the physiological reasons for dreams, the connection between dreams and religion, and the dream life of animals.
A fascinating and highly original new look at the Joseph-narrative which relies a good deal on syntactic and semantic analyses. Pirson shows that there are many elements in this story that provoke a significantly different reading of the story of Joseph and his brothers, especially when these are combined with some textual aspects previously unnoticed or neglected. Special attention is given to the meaning of Joseph's dreams, to the question of who actually sold Joseph, and to the brothers' role in the narrative. Pirson also asks why Joseph did not call home after his release from prison, and-the most important question-why did Joseph, who was Jacob's favourite son, disappear from the biblical history of Israel?>
This volume is an ideal introduction to Freud's work, and gives a clear sense both of the context of Freud's text and of its influence throughout the twentieth century. It shows how his work shaped a vast amount of work in linguistics and semiotics, literary studies, film theory, psychology, philosophical hermeneutics and the history of ideas.
Treads a useful path between the nonsensical over-analysis and over-generalization that one tends to get from the more tabloid approach, and the dry academic stance that could rob the material of its creative potential... The authors are enthusiastic and creative enough to make this a useful book for a variety of professionals, producing concrete description for those who need this and ideas for others... it makes clear that there are structured and pragmatic ways of working with this material that can deepen insight and produce more creative use of the therapy setting... an enjoyable and useful read for a wide variety of professionals' - "Journal of Mental Health " This practical, eclectic guide points out that dreams are not the prerogative of psychoanalysts, and is the first to provide counsellors with a model and techniques for working with their clients' dreams and nightmares. Using case examples throughout, the authors demonstrate that, used with sensitivity, dreamwork can prove a fruitful therapeutic tool. The emphasis is on the fact that dreams are the creation of, and belong' to, the dreamer and that they offer a powerful means of access to an individual's emotional and creative life. Chapters describe objective methods of understanding and interpreting dream language and symbols, and vivid subjective methods by which clients can be encouraged to experience the emotional content of the dream in the counselling session. Different types of nightmare are defined and separate guidelines are outlined for working with and alleviating nightmare distress. Guidance is also given on how to deal with post-traumatic nightmares, night terrors and children's nightmares.