In Between Dreams

By ,
  • Full Title : In Between Dreams
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1780743971
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

How do you make a life for yourself when all you have are lies? Growing up in a sleepy town with parents who adore her, it’s difficult to understand why Frances is the way she is: friendless, manipulative and at times very cruel. But once she leaves home for boarding school, a different Frances begins to emerge as she starts to question everything that she had accepted as normal: her beloved father, her overbearing mother, her grandmother who refuses to speak – her whole white-picket fence life. When uncomfortable truths finally emerge, will the family be able to survive?


Discerning Life with Dreams: The Triadic Relationships Between Dreams, Discernment, and Spiritual Intelligence

By B. Anne Frey
  • Full Title : Discerning Life with Dreams: The Triadic Relationships Between Dreams, Discernment, and Spiritual Intelligence
  • Author : B. Anne Frey
  • Publisher : Universal-Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1599426501
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This study explored the relationship between dreams, discernment, and spiritual intelligence. It focused on the experience of people who use dreams to help them with spiritual discernment or decision-making in a spiritual context. A case study methodology included questionnaires, personal dream records, and interviews to understand the seven participants experiences of exploring their dreams for guidance. Participants were self-selected by answering an ad seeking people whose dreams had helped them to make a decision, who journaled their dreams, and who consider themselves to be spiritual. Most participants reported being drawn to dreamwork by a significant life experience. While participants shared different perceptions as to what discernment consists of, each participant reported that dreams helped them to grow spiritually. A number of outcomes were exemplified, falling into two main grouping: a) the use of discernment in order to understand a dream (whether or not they ended up reaching a resolution or making a decision about the dream) and b) the use of dreams as part of a discernment process (whether or not the dreams helped them to resolve their discernment issue or make a decision). The intensity of emotion attached to an issue seemed, for some, to render it more difficult to arrive at particular decisions. For others, dreams seemed to ease the burden of discernment or decision-making by raising their degree of confidence towards their resolution or decision. Deepening appreciation of and growing desire for living spiritually, and learning more about spirituality were indicators of a developing spiritual intelligence. For most, spiritual growth occurred through knowledge or learning gained from their dreams. For some, their belief about God s role in their life impacted their experience of the Divine in their dreams.Finally, the study showed that individuals are not always aware of what had helped them, suggesting a subconscious process at work in both discernment and decision-making. The study affirmed a triadic link between dreams, discernment, and spiritual intelligence among people involved in spiritual dreamwork. It demonstrated ways by which the discernment process can build confidence in people who are turning to their dreams for guidance in a spiritual context.


Somewhere Between Dreams and Memories

By Miriam Susan Carstons
  • Full Title : Somewhere Between Dreams and Memories
  • Author : Miriam Susan Carstons
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • ISBN Code : 1491768894
  • Pages : 110
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

As the child of an Air Force career man, poet Miriam Susan Carstons grappled with the advantages and pitfalls of a nomadic youth. By the time she was 17, she had settled and pulled up roots from New York, New Mexico, New Jersey, California, Maryland, Virginia, and Japan. And it was in Japan that an inward journey would also begin.

In her collection, Somewhere Between Dreams and Memories, Miriam continues that inner journey with a unique and insightful perspective that touches on a plethora of topics from creation to reincarnation, to human nature, to mother nature, to love.

Whether Miriam is offering up an observation, expanding on a notion or just telling a memory story; her poems are alive with imagination and possibility.


Between Dream and Nature

By Dominic Baker-Smith,C. C. Barfoot
  • Full Title : Between Dream and Nature
  • Author : Dominic Baker-Smith,C. C. Barfoot
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • ISBN Code : 9789062039593
  • Pages : 228
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English


Between Symbolism and Realism

By Bennie Reynolds
  • Full Title : Between Symbolism and Realism
  • Author : Bennie Reynolds
  • Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • ISBN Code : 3647550353
  • Pages : 421
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Bennie H. Reynolds analyzes of the language (poetics) of ancient Jewish historical apocalypses. He investigates how the dramatis personae, i.e., deities, angels/demons, and humans are described in the Book of Daniel (chapters 2, 7, 8, and 10–12) the Animal Apocalypse (1 Enoch 85–90), 4QFourKingdoms(a-b) ar, the Book of the Words of Noah (1QapGen 5 29–18?), the Apocryphon of Jeremiah C, and 4QPseudo-Daniel(a-b) ar. The primary methodologies for this study are linguistic- and motif-historical analysis and the theoretical framework is informed by a wide range of ancient and modern thinkers including Artemidorus of Daldis, Ferdinand de Saussure, Charles Peirce, Leo Oppenheim, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Umberto Eco. The most basic contention of this study is that the data now available from the Dead Sea Scrolls significantly alter how one should conceive of the genre apocalypse in the Hellenistic Period. This basic contention is borne out by five primary conclusions. For example, while some apocalypses employ symbolic language to describe the actors in their historical reviews, others use non-symbolic language. Some texts, especially from the Book of Daniel, are mixed cases. Among the apocalypses that use symbolic language, a limited and stable repertoire of symbols obtain across the genre and bear witness to a series of conventional associations. While several apocalypses do not use symbolic ciphers to encode their historical actors, they often use cryptic language that may have functioned as a group-specific language. The language of apocalypses indicates that these texts were not the domain of only one social group or even one type or size of social group.


Love and the Soul

By James Gollnick
  • Full Title : Love and the Soul
  • Author : James Gollnick
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • ISBN Code : 0889208042
  • Pages : 182
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The Eros and Psyche myth has, over the course of the twentieth century, received nearly as much attention from depth psychologists as has the Oedipus story. In their attempt to better understand this popular story, scholars have proposed various interpretations, which have generally followed eithether Freudian or Jungian theories about the nature of the psyche and its development. This elaborate work provides serious students of psychology, religion and mythology with a detailed account and analysis of what has been accomplished in the spychological interpretation of the Eros and Psyche myth to date. It emphasizes how psychological theory determines the direction of interpretation much more than does the literary context of the myth itself. It also examines the strengths and weaknesses of these psychological interpretations (five Freudian and six Jungian) of the Eros and Psyche myth in order to lay the groundwork for an interpretation which (1) avoids the rigidity of both Freudian and Jungian dogma and (2) restores the myth to its rightful literary and religious context — something which has been ignored by most psychological interpretations.


Dreams on Film

By Leslie Halpern
  • Full Title : Dreams on Film
  • Author : Leslie Halpern
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • ISBN Code : 9780786480760
  • Pages : 209
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Films with dream sequences, or a dreamlike quality, allow directors to create their own rules of logic and nature to meet a variety of artistic needs. For instance, an opening dream immediately establishes what a character is feeling; a later dream--or series of them--provides viewers with a glimpse of the climax, and a concluding dream ties up loose ends. (In real life, of course, dreams do not occur at such convenient times or serve such useful purposes.) This book explores why science is lost or distorted in the process of representing dreams on film and why audiences prefer this figurative truth of art over the literal truth of science. Part One discusses changes in form and considers the history of dream theory. Additionally, the physiology of sleeping and dreaming, dream structure, sleep deprivation, dreams under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and waking up, as depicted on film, are examined. Part Two investigates changes in content, and delves into the psychology of sleeping and dreaming, dream interpretation, altered states of consciousness, visions and prophecies, dreams as wish fulfillment, sex and death, nightmares, and reality versus illusion. The author uses theories by Freud, Jung, and current experts in her analyses of dream sequences and their use in film.


Researching Dreams

By Michael Schredl
  • Full Title : Researching Dreams
  • Author : Michael Schredl
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319954539
  • Pages : 225
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

What can be gleaned from the study of our dreams? With research methods in mind—including the shortcomings and strengths of various strategies—the book presents a comprehensive introduction to the research obtained so far. Topics include the factors of dream recall; the continuity hypothesis of dreaming; the relationship between physiology and dream content; etiology and therapy of nightmares; and lucid dreaming. The book not only presents a comprehensive introduction to the research obtained so far but also provide the tools to carry our scientific dream studies—including the shortcomings and strengths of various approaches.


Films and Dreams

By Thorsten Botz-Bornstein
  • Full Title : Films and Dreams
  • Author : Thorsten Botz-Bornstein
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • ISBN Code : 0739131435
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Films and Dreams considers the essential link between films and the world of dreams. To discuss dream theory in the context of film studies means moving from the original, clinical context within which dream theory was originally developed to an environment established by primarily aesthetic concerns. Botz-Bornstein deals with dreams as "self-sufficient" phenomena that are interesting not because of their contents but because of the "dreamtense" through which they deploy their being. A diverse selection of films are examined in this light: Tarkovsky's anti-realism exploring the domain of the improbable between symbolization, representation and alienation; Sokurov's subversive attacks on the modern image ideology; Arthur Schnitzler's shifting of thefamiliar to the uncanny and Kubrick's avoidance of this structural model in Eyes Wide Shut; and Wong Kar-Wai's dreamlike panorama of parodied capitalism.


The Interpretation of Dreams

By Sigmund Freud,General Press
  • Full Title : The Interpretation of Dreams
  • Author : Sigmund Freud,General Press
  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • ISBN Code : 9388760158
  • Pages : 484
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

What are the most common dreams and why do we have them? What does a dream about death mean? What do dreams of swimming, failing, or flying symbolize? Until the beginning of the twentieth century, most people considered dreams unworthy of serious consideration. Sigmund Freud, however, had noticed that they formed an active part in the analysis of his patients, and he gradually came to believe that they represent struggles by the unconscious to resolve conflicts. Freud offers an incisive and enduringly relevant examination of dream psychology. Encompassing dozens of case histories and detailed analyses of actual dreams, this landmark work grants us unique insight into our sleeping experiences. 'The Interpretation of Dreams' is undoubtedly an important early work on the subject of dream analysis.


Finding Meaning in Dreams

By G.William Domhoff
  • Full Title : Finding Meaning in Dreams
  • Author : G.William Domhoff
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1489902988
  • Pages : 356
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Distinguished psychologist G. William Domhoff brings together-for the first time-all the necessary tools needed to perform quantitative studies of dream content using the rigorous system developed by Calvin S. Hall and Robert van de Castle. The book contains a comprehensive review of the literature, detailed coding rules, normative findings, and statistical tables.


Dreams and Lives in Ottoman Istanbul

By Asli Niyazioglu
  • Full Title : Dreams and Lives in Ottoman Istanbul
  • Author : Asli Niyazioglu
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1317148126
  • Pages : 148
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Dreams and Lives in Ottoman Istanbul explores biography writing and dream narratives in seventeenth-century Istanbul. It focuses on the prominent biographer ‘Aṭā’ī (d. 1637) and with his help shows how learned circles narrated dreams to assess their position in the Ottoman enterprise. This book demonstrates that dreams provided biographers not only with a means to form learned communities in a politically fragile landscape but also with a medium to debate the correct career paths and social networks in late sixteenth and early seventeenth-century Istanbul. By adopting a comparative approach, this book engages with current scholarly dialogues about life-writing, dreams, and practices of remembrance in Habsburg Spain, Safavid Iran, Mughal India and Ming China. Recent studies have shown the shared rhythms between these contemporaneous dynasties and the Ottomans, and there is now a strong interest in comparative approaches to examining cultural life. This first English-language monograph on Ottoman dreamscapes addresses this interest and introduces a world where dreams changed lives, the dead appeared in broad daylight, and biographers invited their readers to the gardens of remembrance.


Sleep and Psychosomatic Medicine

By S. R. Pandi-Perumal,Rocco R Ruoti,Milton Kramer
  • Full Title : Sleep and Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Author : S. R. Pandi-Perumal,Rocco R Ruoti,Milton Kramer
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780203089897
  • Pages : 318
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Psychosomatic illness can generally be considered as physical illnesses that are believed to be psychologically based; hence they are often referred to as "psychophysiological" disorders. Focusing on the emerging challenges in the fields of both sleep and psychosomatic medicine, Sleep and Psychosomatic Medicine interphases between psychiatry, sleep


Dreams and Dream Narratives in the Biblical World

By Jean-Marie Husser
  • Full Title : Dreams and Dream Narratives in the Biblical World
  • Author : Jean-Marie Husser
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 056701164X
  • Pages : 198
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This study of dream accounts in the Bible and in ancient Near Eastern literature suggests two main lines of interpretation: on the one hand it defines the function of dream accounts from a literary, social, political and religious point of view on the basis of literary genre (practitioners' manuals, royal inscriptions, prophetic texts, etc.). On the other hand, in adopting a rather larger typology than is usual (message dreams, symbolic dreams, but also prophetic, premonitory and judgment dreams), it seeks to clarify both the relationship between the fiction implied by the literary form and the actual dream experience of individuals, as well as the different ritual practices related to this experience (interpretation, conjuration, incubation, etc.).


The Relational Interpretation of Dreams

By Alicia Ann MacDougall
  • Full Title : The Relational Interpretation of Dreams
  • Author : Alicia Ann MacDougall
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1000380513
  • Pages : 62
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This book explains the use of dreams as a tool in psychotherapy to provide meaning, establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship, and thus enhance and progress treatment. Maintaining a focus on the synergy between dreams and relationship, it includes interviews with four eminent dream researchers and scholars: John S. Antrobus, G. William Domhoff, Mark J. Blechner, and J. Allan Hobson. This book explores the synergistic qualities between dreams and relationships, and how that synergy generates biographically, professionally, and psychotherapeutically formative experiences. The book delineates the ways in which dreams provide a foundation for relating, provides a container (Bion, 1967/1993) for the unthought known (Bollas, 1987), creates meaning through relationships, and ultimately fosters dispersion of relational dynamics originating from the culture of the times and more. From a relational psychoanalytic perspective, this book describes the role of dreams in shaping our relational living. This book provides a unique perspective that illustrates using yourself as a tool in relational establishment, preservation, and knowing. It is ideal for students working toward an understanding of the influence of intersubjective space in clinical interactions and clinicians looking for additional and alternate ways to connect with patients.


The Art of Dreams

By Barbara Hahn,Meike Werner
  • Full Title : The Art of Dreams
  • Author : Barbara Hahn,Meike Werner
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN Code : 3110433850
  • Pages : 193
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

We all dream; we all share these strange experiences that infuse our nights. But we only know of those nightly adventures when we decide to represent them. In the long history of coming to terms with dreams there seem to be two different ways of delineating our forays into the world of the unconscious: One is the attempt of interpreting, of unveiling the hidden meaning of dreams. The other one is not so much concerned with the relation of dream and meaning, of dream and reality, it rather concentrates on trying to find means of representation for this extremely productive force that determines our sleep. The essays collected in this book explore both attempts. They follow debates in philosophy and psychoanalysis and they study literature, theatre, dance, film, and photography.


Dreams and Divination from Byzantium to Baghdad, 400-1000 CE

By Bronwen Neil
  • Full Title : Dreams and Divination from Byzantium to Baghdad, 400-1000 CE
  • Author : Bronwen Neil
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019264453X
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Why did dreams matter to Jews, Byzantine Christians, and Muslims in the first millennium? Dreams and Divination from Byzantium to Baghdad, 400 - 1000 CE shows how the ability to interpret dreams universally attracted power and influence in the first millennium. In a time when prophetic dreams were viewed as God's intervention in human history, male and female prophets wielded was unparalleled power in imperial courts, military camps, and religious gatherings. The three faiths drew on the ancient Near Eastern tradition of dream key manuals, which offer an insight into the hopes and fears of ordinary people. They melded pagan dream divination with their own scriptural traditions to produce a novel and rich culture of dream interpretation. Prophetic dreams enabled communities to understand their past and present circumstances as divinely ordained and helped to bolster the spiritual authority of dreamers and those who had the gift of interpreting their dreams. Bronwen Neil takes a gendered approach to the analysis of the common culture of dream interpretation across late antique Jewish, Byzantine, and Islamic sources to 1000 CE, in order to expose the ways in which dreams offered women a unique opportunity to exercise influence. The epilogue to the volume reveals why dreams still matter today to many men and women of the monotheist traditions.


The Sociological Interpretation of Dreams

By Bernard Lahire
  • Full Title : The Sociological Interpretation of Dreams
  • Author : Bernard Lahire
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1509537953
  • Pages : 450
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

For Freud, dreams were the royal road to the unconscious: through the process of interpretation, the manifest and sometimes bewildering content of dreams can be traced back to the unconscious representations underlying it. But can we understand dreams in another way by considering how the unconscious is structured by our social experiences? This is hypothesis that underlies this highly original book by Bernard Lahire, who argues that dreams can be interpreted sociologically by seeing the dream as a nocturnal form of self-to-self communication. Lahire rejects Freud’s view that the manifest dream content is the result of a process of censorship: as a form of self-to-self communication, the dream is the symbolic arena most completely freed from all forms of censorship. In Lahire’s view, the dream is a message which can be understood only by relating it to the social world of the dreamer, and in particular to the problems that concern him or her during waking life. As a form of self-to-self communication, the dream is an intimate private diary, providing us with the elements of a profound and subtle understanding of who and what we are. Studying dreams enables us to discover our most deep-seated and hidden preoccupations, and to understand the thought processes that operate within us, beyond the reach of our volition. The study of dreams and dreaming has largely been the preserve of psychoanalysis, psychology and neuroscience. By showing how dreams are connected to the lived experience of individuals in the social world, this highly original book puts dreams and dreaming at the heart of the social sciences. It will be of great value to students and scholars in sociology, psychology and psychoanalysis and to anyone interested in the nature and meaning of dreams.


Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture [2 volumes]

By Robert J. Hoss,Katja Valli Ph.D.,Robert P. Gongloff
  • Full Title : Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture [2 volumes]
  • Author : Robert J. Hoss,Katja Valli Ph.D.,Robert P. Gongloff
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN Code : 1440856176
  • Pages : 823
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This two-volume set examines dreams and dreaming from a variety of angles—biological, psychological, and sociocultural—in order to provide readers with a holistic introduction to this fascinating subject. • Provides comprehensive coverage of the physiology, psychology, and cultural contexts of dreaming • Explores both dream theory and the practical applications of dreamwork in everyday life • Features contributions by more than 75 authors, all recognized experts in their fields • Offers readers suggestions for further reading and additional study in an extensive bibliography


Sleep and Dreams

By Jayne Gackenbach
  • Full Title : Sleep and Dreams
  • Author : Jayne Gackenbach
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1315311550
  • Pages : 408
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Originally published in 1986, the emphasis in this book is on dreaming rather than sleeping. This reflected the recent emergence of interest in dreaming among professionals, in the general public, and across disciplines at the time. Each chapter offers a review of its area with pertinent references. Selected references are annotated. The annotated references represent the cutting edge of the area under review or are classical, historically important pieces or studies that represent a key turning point. Therefore, the number of annotations varies from chapter to chapter. This book gives the reader a basic grounding in what we know about the sleep state and then details sleep mentation or dreaming. Although this book is not totally comprehensive, it will give the reader a good look at the basic sleep phenomena and a more detailed look at contemporary work on dreaming.