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Dream-Singers : the African-American Way with Dreams - Anthony Shafton


the African-American Way with Dreams

Hardcover Published: 9th November 2001
ISBN: 9780471395355
Number Of Pages: 320

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Advance Praise for Dream-Singer <P>&quot;You will find a great storehouse of folk and literary treasures in this ambitious book that speaks to anyone who has ever thought about his or her dreams. It&#146;s a wonderful adventure and I highly recommend it.&quot;&#150;Clarence Major, author of Configurations and Juba to Jiv <P>Acclaim for Dream Reader<BR> also by Anthony Shafto <P>&quot;A book so unique in its combination of scholarship, clarity, and down-to-earth feeling about dreams that I find it hard to fully express the excitement and satisfaction I felt on reading it.&quot;&#150;Montague Ullman, M.D., Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Author of Working with Dreams and Dream Telepath <P>&quot;Breathtaking . . . the single most complete and thorough analysis of contemporary dream theories yet written . . . Shafton has a keen sense for what people most want to know about dreams, and an admirable ability to explain difficult concepts without oversimplifying them.&quot;&#150;Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D., Past President, The Association for the Study of Dreams, Author of The Wilderness of Dream

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"...is the first to examine the role of dreams in any American subculture----and the one it considers is especially vital... What emerges is a fascinating look at instances of ancestor visitation, predictive dreaming, and the continuity of dreaming and dreamlike states." (Library Journal, 11/1/01)

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
A Reverence for Dreams
Through the Porthole of Dreamsp. 1
The African Connection
Dream Is What We Do: Influences from Africap. 9
The Fabric of the Dream Heritage
Grandmother Will Come: Ancestor Visitation Dreamsp. 17
That Bolt of Lightning: Predictive Dreamsp. 34
We Got the Signs: Signs in Dreamsp. 53
Blackonomics: Playing the Numbers from Dreamsp. 62
I Knew You Were Gonna Say That: Deja Vu and Predictive Dreamsp. 82
The Underbeat: Dreaming and Other States of Consciousnessp. 91
Didn't Bother Me None: Experiences at the Edge of Dreamingp. 103
Take Me Through: Dreams and Dreamlike States in Religionp. 122
All Life Passes Through Water: Dreams in Hoodoop. 139
Little Stirrups: Witches Riding You and Sleep Paralysisp. 155
Dreams About Race
The Same Old Nightmare: Race in Dreamsp. 165
Dream Sharing and the Future
What My Mother Does: Dream Sharing and the Futurep. 197
Index of Intervieweesp. 221
Traditional African American Dream Signsp. 224
Technical Details about Policy and Numbers Gamblingp. 229
Dream Books for Policy and Numbers Consulted for Chapter 6p. 233
Dream Book Authors and Publishersp. 235
Notesp. 241
Referencesp. 279
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780471395355
ISBN-10: 0471395358
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 9th November 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.1  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.55