Dreams
Wandering Spirits: Chen Shiyuan's Encyclopedia of Dreams
Wandering Spirits
Chen Shiyuan's Encyclopedia of Dreams
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0520252942

Dreams have been taken seriously in China for at least three millennia. Wandering Spirits is a translation and study of the most comprehensive work on dream culture in traditional China-Lofty Principles of Dream Interpretation (Mengzhan yizhi), compiled in 1562 by Chen Shiyuan and periodically reprinted up to the modern era. The best introduction to the diversity of ideas held by the educated class about dreams, this unique treatise compiles various theories, Chen's own comments concerning the nature of dreams and their role in waking life, and almost seven hundred examples assembled from a wide range of literary sources. This annotated translation is accompanied by a full-length introduction that surveys the evolution of Chinese dream culture and the role of Chen Shiyuan and his encyclopedia.

Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill: Using Dreams to Tap the Wisdom of the Unconscious
Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill
Using Dreams to Tap the Wisdom of the Unconscious
Paperback      ISBN: 0446394629

Explains how dreams can be used as tools for transformation, and explores major themes uncovered with dreamwork

Whereso
Whereso
Paperback      ISBN: 1942683081

Known for the transcendent, abstractionist poems of Nomina, Volkman's newest collection returns to tangible experiences of the body--its range of expressivity and physical movement in space. Where is the body in travel? What space does it occupy in dreams and memory? With rich perplexity, Whereso responds to dance, performance, and position in time--translating flight of the body into language and line.

Karen Volkman is the author of Crash's Law, winner of the National Poetry Series; Spar, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize and the James Laughlin Award; and Nomina. She teaches at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana.

Why We Dream: The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey
Why We Dream
The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey
Paperback      ISBN: 0358108497
A fresh, revelatory foray into the new science of dreams--how they work, what they're for, and how we can reap the benefits of our own nocturnal life

While on a research trip in Peru, science journalist Alice Robb became hooked on lucid dreaming--the uncanny phenomenon in which a sleeping person can realize that they're dreaming and even control the dreamed experience. Finding these forays both puzzling and exhilarating, Robb dug deeper into the science of dreams at an extremely opportune moment: just as researchers began to understand why dreams exist. They aren't just random events; they have clear purposes. They help us learn and even overcome psychic trauma.

Robb draws on fresh and forgotten research, as well as her experience and that of other dream experts, to show why dreams are vital to our emotional and physical health. She explains how we can remember our dreams better--and why we should. She traces the intricate links between dreaming and creativity, and even offers advice on how we can relish the intense adventure of lucid dreaming for ourselves.

Why We Dream is a clear-eyed, cutting-edge examination of the meaning and purpose of our nightly visions and a guide to changing our dream lives--and making our waking lives richer, healthier, and happier.
Why We Dream: The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey
Why We Dream
The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey
Hardcover      ISBN: 0544931211
A fresh, revelatory foray into the new science of dreams--how they work, what they're for, and how we can reap the benefits of our own nocturnal life

While on a research trip in Peru, science journalist Alice Robb became hooked on lucid dreaming--the uncanny phenomenon in which a sleeping person can realize that they're dreaming and even control the dreamed experience. Finding these forays both puzzling and exhilarating, Robb dug deeper into the science of dreams at an extremely opportune moment: just as researchers began to understand why dreams exist. They aren't just random events; they have clear purposes. They help us learn and even overcome psychic trauma.

Robb draws on fresh and forgotten research, as well as her experience and that of other dream experts, to show why dreams are vital to our emotional and physical health. She explains how we can remember our dreams better--and why we should. She traces the intricate links between dreaming and creativity, and even offers advice on how we can relish the intense adventure of lucid dreaming for ourselves.

Why We Dream is a clear-eyed, cutting-edge examination of the meaning and purpose of our nightly visions and a guide to changing our dream lives--and making our waking lives richer, healthier, and happier.
The Wilderness of Dreams
The Wilderness of Dreams
Paperback      ISBN: 0791417468

This interdisciplinary study of the religious dimensions of dreams shows how modern dream research supports and enriches our understanding of religiously meaningful dreams.

The Wilderness of Dreams does four things that no other work on dreams has done. First, it surveys the whole range of modern dream research--not just the work of depth psychologists and neuroscientists, but also the findings of anthropologists, content analysts, cognitive psychologists, creative artists, and lucid dreaming researchers. Second, it draws upon new advances in hermeneutic philosophy in order to clarify basic questions about how to interpret dreams. Third, it develops a careful, well-grounded notion of religious meaning--the "root metaphor" concept--to show that seeking religious meanings in dreams is not mere superstition. And fourth, the book reflects on the question of why modern Westerners are so interested in affirming, or debunking, the idea that dreams have religious meanings.
Working with Dreams in Psychotherapy
Working with Dreams in Psychotherapy
Hardcover      ISBN: 1572300922

This accessible guide to dream interpretation is designed to help clinicians incorporate work with dreams more effectively into therapy. The author integrates psychodynamic, experiential, and humanistic theories into a comprehensive model based on the premises that dreams are personal and reflect waking life; that the meaning of dreams is best understood in a collaborative effort between client and therapist; and that both cognitions and emotions are important in this process. Based on the latest theory and research on sleep, dreaming, and cognition, and backed up by clinical work with both individuals and groups, the book contains numerous case examples.

Special Feature
An appendix features a reproducible self-guided manual on dream interpretation, suitable for distribution to clients, which features step-by-step instructions and worksheets.
The World Dream Book: Use the Wisdom of World Cultures to Uncover Your Dream Power
The World Dream Book
Use the Wisdom of World Cultures to Uncover Your Dream Power
Paperback      ISBN: 0892819022

A unique self-help guide to dream interpretation using techniques and icons from cultures around the world.

- Challenges the assumption that all symbols universally signify the same thing to all dreamers.

- Includes numerous stories, games, and exercises for inducing, recalling, interpreting, and utilizing dreams.

- Extends beyond Jung and Freud to include dream theory from numerous world cultures, including the Temiar of Malaya, the African Ibans, the Lepchka of the Himalayas, and the Ute of North America.

Dreaming can be used as a tool for understanding our own consciousness, enhancing creativity, receiving visions, conquering fears, interpreting recent events, healing the body, and evolving the soul. Tapping into the vast dreaming experiences and lore of the world's cultures--from the Siwa people of the Libyan desert to the Naskapi Indians of Labrador--Sarvananda Bluestone challenges the assumption that all symbols universally signify the same thing to all dreamers. The World Dream Book encourages readers to develop their own, personalized symbols for understanding their consciousness and provides a series of stories, multicultural techniques, and games to help them do so.

Playful explorations, such as the aboriginal Sipping the Water of the Moon, teach how to induce, recall, interpret, and utilize the power of dreams. Readers will discover how a stone under a pillow can help us remember a dream and will explore their own dormant artist and writer as they reclaim the power of their sleeping consciousness. Sarvananda Bluestone applies his uniquely engaging style to demonstrate that, with a few simple tools, everybody has the capacity to unleash their full dreaming potential.
You Can Understand Your Dreams: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
You Can Understand Your Dreams
Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1780287968
You Can Understand Your Dreams is a practical, hands-on guide to using our dreams to bring greater fulfilment into our waking lives. Drawing upon traditional Jungian analysis and techniques developed for his dream workshops, Professor David Fontana presents a series of nearly 30 exercises designed to improve the quality of dreams by making them more vivid and revealing, opening a path of step-by-step self-discovery and self-enrichment. His numerous methods include contacting the dream world via the technique of recall or keeping a dream diary, combining extraordinary insight with practicality. Fontana also suggests effective methods for remembering dreams, interpreting them, and decoding the vital messages they bring from the subconscious. He explains how dreams can help you to deal better with anxieties and enhance your personal relationships, and concludes with an A-Z directory of dream symbols and their meanings. This essential book teaches you everything you need to know about the dream world, taking you on an unforgettable journey from learning about the history of dreams to becoming a fulfilled dreamer.
Your Secret Self: Illuminating the Mysteries of the Twelfth House
Your Secret Self
Illuminating the Mysteries of the Twelfth House
Paperback      ISBN: 089254161x

The Twelfth House is where the angels of our creative inspiration and spirituality, and the demons of our shadow self reside. Tracy Marks, psychotherapist /astrologer, provides penetrating insights into the inner workings of both the hidden weaknesses and strengths of the Twelfth House, and provides practical and easy-to-use worksheets to support the process of recovering buried facets of ourselves.

Part I: The multi-faceted meanings of the Twelfth House
Part II: The meaning of individual Twelfth house planets and signs, their rulers and placement
Part III: Psychodynamics of the Twelfth House -the emotional conflicts associated with it, and the process of integrating and liberating Twelfth House energies
Part IV: Self Transformation through Dreamwork and the dream experience using case studies related to the Twelfh House
Part V: The Collective Shadow, focusing on the Twelfth House of the United States.

This is an updated, expanded and revised addition of a book published in 1989, with over 30 pages of new material.