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

Paperback | December 14, 2001

EditorKelly Bulkeley

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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.

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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, ...

Kelly Bulkeley teaches at Santa Clara University and is Senior Editor for the journal Dreaming.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.4 × 6 × 1.01 inPublished:December 14, 2001Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312293348

ISBN - 13:9780312293345

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Introduction: Contemplating Freud’s Navel * Section I: Traditions * Buddhist Dream Experience: The Role of Interpretation, Ritual, and Gender--Serinity Young * Dreams and Nightmares in Ancient Egypt--Kasia Szpakowska * Dreams and Dream Interpreters in Mesopotamia and in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)--Scott Noegel * Dreams and Dreaming in Islam--Marcia Hermansen * Sending a Voice, Seeking a Place: Visionary Traditions among Native Women of the Plains--Lee Irwin * The Role of Dreams in Religious Enculturation Among the Asabano of Papua New Guinea--Roger Ivar Lohmann * Content Analysis of Mehinaku Dreams--Thomas Gregor * Making Dreams Into Music: Contemporary Songwriters Carry On an Age-Old Dreaming Tradition—Nancy Grace * Section Two: Individuals * Kagwahiv Mourning: Dreams of a Bereaved Father--Waud H. Kracke * Reflecting on a Dream in Jungian Analytic Practice--Jane White-Lewis * Group Work with Dreams: The “Royal Road” to Meaning--Jeremy Taylor * Wish, Conflict, and Awareness: Freud and the Problem of the “Dream Book”--Bertram Cohler * Penelope as Dreamer: The Perils of Interpretation--Kelly Bulkeley * Section Three: Methods * Western Dreams About Eastern Dreams--Wendy Doniger * The Dream of Scholarship: Some Notes on the Historian of Mysticism as a Dreaming Creative--Barbara Tedlock * How Metaphor Structures Dreams: The Theory of Conceptual Metaphor Applied to Dream Analysis--George Lakoff * Dreams, Inner Resistance, and Self-Reflection--James J. DiCenso * Turning Away at the Navel of the Dream: Religion and the Body of the Mother at the Beginning and End of Interpretation--Diane Jonte-Pace * Using Content Analysis to Study Dreams: Applications and Implications for the Humanities--G. William Domhoff * The New Neuropsychology of Sleep: Implications for Psychoanalysis--J. Allan Hobson * Consciousness in Dreaming: A Metacognitive Approach--Tracey L. Kahan * Dialogue with a Skeptic--Frederick Crews & Kelly Bulkeley