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Dreams : A Reader on Religious, Cultural and Psychological Dimensions of Dreaming - Kelly Bulkeley

Dreams

A Reader on Religious, Cultural and Psychological Dimensions of Dreaming

By: Kelly Bulkeley (Editor)

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This innovative collection covers the dream beliefs and practices of various religious and cultural traditions; the dream experiences and theories of particular individuals; and the methods used to investigate and understand dreaming. Contributors include Wendy Doniger, Barbara Tedlock, George Lakoff, J. Allan Hobson, Frederick Crews, Thomas Gregor, Bertram Cohler, and several other leading scholars in religious studies, anthropology, and psychology. Issues of gender, power, sexuality, language, truth, mysticism, healing, consciousness, modernization, the boundaries of Western Science, and the role of personal experience in scholarship are examined.

'Dreams, for the most part, is a very dry representation of an infinitely fascinating subject, which would be extremely useful should your course, or indeed your interest, ever touch upon this topic.' - Adam Banister, Juice, Leeds Student newspaper

Introduction: Contemplating Freud's Navel
Traditions
Buddhist Dream Experience: The Role of Interpretation, Ritual, and Gender
Dreams and Nightmares in Ancient Egypt
Dreams and Dream Interpreters in Mesopotamia and in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
Dreams and Dreaming in Islam
Sending a Voice, Seeking a Place: Visionary Traditions among Native Women of the Plains
The Role of Dreams in Religious Enculturation Among the Asabano of Papua New Guinea
Content Analysis of Mehinaku Dreams
Making Dreams Into Music: Contemporary Songwriters Carry On an Age-Old Dreaming Tradition
Individuals
Kagwahiv Mourning: Dreams of a Bereaved Father
Reflecting on a Dream in Jungian Analytic Practice
Group Work with Dreams: The "Royal Road" to Meaning
Wish, Conflict, and Awareness: Freud and the Problem of the "Dream Book"
Penelope as Dreamer: The Perils of Interpretation
Methods
Western Dreams About Eastern Dreams
The Dream of Scholarship: Some Notes on the Historian of Mysticism as a Dreaming Creative
How Metaphor Structures Dreams: The Theory of Conceptual Metaphor Applied to Dream Analysis
Dreams, Inner Resistance, and Self-Reflection
Turning Away at the Navel of the Dream: Religion and the Body of the Mother at the Beginning and End of Interpretation
Using Content Analysis to Study Dreams: Applications and Implications for the Humanities
The New Neuropsychology of Sleep: Implications for Psychoanalysis
Consciousness in Dreaming: A Metacognitive Approach
Dialogue with a Skeptic
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ISBN: 9780312293338
ISBN-10: 031229333X
Series: St Martins Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 17th February 2002
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 1