When dreamwork is usually discussed, the assumption is that the dream reflects back my issues, my concerns, and my life. After all, it is my dream! But of course dreams reflect so much more. Not only do they reveal our family dynamics, but they also expose socio-economic class, regional affiliations, and the frameworks of our culture-at-large.
The following is an excerpt from my book, Sleep Paralysis. [...]
Except for Dr Freud, no one has influenced modern dream studies more than Carl Jung. A psychoanalyst based in Geneva, Switzerland, Jung (1875 -1961) was a friend and follower of Freud but soon developed his own ideas about how dreams are formed. While depth psychology has fallen out of favor in neuroscience, Jung’s ideas are still thriving in contemporary psychoanalytic circles. Popular applications directly based on Jung’s research include the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, the polygraph (lie detector) test, and 12-step addiction recovery programs.
For Westerners, the idea that you can ask for a [...]
Lucid dreaming is a learnable skill, but it can be [...]
Lucid dreaming is the art of becoming more conscious during [...]