Transpersonal and personal realizations in dreams: native and non-native differences
Through various forms of involvement with Central Alberta Cree (cf. Gackenbach, in press; Gackenbach, 1992-93; Kuiken, Sharp, Jaques, & Mos, 1987), several impressions concerning their orientation toward dream experience have crystallized. One is familiar: Cree dreamers seem more likely than non-Native dreamers to experience their dreams as originating from other-worldly, transpersonal sources. Another is less familiar -- and more speculative: Cree dreamers seem less likely than non-Natives to regard their dreams as providing affectively significant personal insights.
Gackenbach, J. & Kuiken, D. (1995, June). Transpersonal and personal realizations in dreams: native and non-native differences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, New York City.
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