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Women and meditators as gifted lucid dreamers

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Dreams, Symbolism (Psychology)

Abstract (summary)

With the morning light, tens of thousands of people awaken andrecord their deams in a special journal. Many others meet in grassrootsdreamgroups to discuss their nighttime adventures. Still others inpsychotheraphy work with dreams to understand their deeper feelings andmotives. Never before has there been a time when the value of our dream lifehas been so widely recognized. In this rich collection of thirty original essays by the leading authoritieson dreams, readers will find many clues to decoding the language of thenight. Contributors offer insights into dreams as a universal and specialsource of knowledge whose messages can bring growth, healing, and wisdom.They also tell us how we can interpret our dreams accourding to severaldifferent traditions. Many other topics on the fronteirs of dreamwork areexplored as well, such as shared dreaming, lucid dreaming, psychicdreaming, brain research, dreams and creativity, dreams and healthproblems, and gender differences in dreams. Contributors include: Gayle Delaney on personal and professional problem solving indreams June Singer on the Jungian approach to dreamwork Montague Ulman on doing dreamwork without professionalhelp Patrcia Garfield on women's body images revealed in dreams Stanley Krippner on tribal shamans and their travels intodreamtime Earnest Hartmann on nightmares Jayne I. Gackenbach on lucid dreams Kenneth Atchity on dreams, literature, and the arts For anyone interested in this subject, Dreamtime andDreamwork is a fascinating, state-of-the-art collection.

Publication Information

Gackenbach, J.I. (1991). Women and meditators as gifted lucid dreamers. In S. Krippner (Ed.), Dreamtime and dreamwork: decoding the language of the night. Los Angeles: Tarcher.



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