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New Technologies for Exploring the Art and Science of Dreams
Kelly Bulkeley Ph.D,
If we want to develop and actualize the positive potentials of new dream technologies, we must also think carefully about how to limit the potentials for abuse.
New research has found that patterns in dream content can accurately reflect the most important concerns in a person's life.
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A Gestalt-informed approach suggests the Dream Ballet in "Oklahoma!" is a metaphorical vision of why Laurey is having so much difficulty letting herself fall in love.
A workshop for artists will experiment with various ways of mapping the terrain of our dreaming landscapes and exploring their dynamic interplay with the waking world.
How can NBA players and coaches improve their sleep? One possibility: by actively engaging with the creative powers of their dreaming minds. Better sleep leads to better dreaming.
The dream patterns of young adults or Millennials (ages 18-34) differ in important ways from those of older adults.
The core moment in one of America’s most beloved works of musical theater is a violently realistic sexual nightmare.
Scientific, religious, and philosophical views on the strange yet compelling realism of dreams.
Don't worry about temporary sleep deprivation; you can use it as a springboard for intensified dreaming.
More evidence that patterns in dream content have meaningful connections with people’s concerns, interests, and activities in waking life.
Some of the most beautiful gems of dreaming wisdom from the late Jeremy Taylor.
An easy way of increasing your access to a natural source of intuition is to ask yourself four questions every time you remember a dream.
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A new method of exploring the meaningful patterns in a long series of dreams can shed light on personal relationships, emotional concerns, cultural activities, and spiritual views.
A long series of dreams can offer insights into many aspects of waking life, including personal relationships, spiritual beliefs, and dynamic elements of the external environment.
Anything that sheds new light on sleep has the potential to shed new light on dreams, since dreaming naturally emerges out of the state of sleep.
To create a healthy ecosystem for technologically enhanced dream exploration, we must make sure we accept and trust the philosophical assumptions built into that ecosystem.
One of the greatest values of a dream journal is the way it grows in power and depth over time.
A word search analysis of a five-year selection from my own dream journal reveals the same consistent patterns of content in both the shorter and longer reports.
What can a thirty-year long dream journal reveal about the life of an ex-member of a religious cult?
This long series of dreams offers an amazing opportunity to observe the emotional contours of a woman's life as she makes her way through a challenging and often dangerous world.
The best way to understand the psychological power of dreaming is to recognize it as a kind of play that promotes the flexibility and adaptive creativity of the human mind.
"Falling Water," new on the USA Network, goes further than any other television show in exploring the multiple dimensions of dreaming latent within the human mind.
This year's IASD conference included talks on jihadi dreams, emotional processing, gender differences, social cognition, and existential dreams of "sublime disquietude."
How do new media technologies impact people's dreaming experiences? And how can new digital tools enhance our understanding of dreams?
Arianna Huffington's call for a "sleep revolution" includes an important role for new technologies that monitor and track people's sleep patterns.
What if the cognitive spark that lit the explosion of Paleolithic creativity was shamanic dreaming, as recorded and preserved in cave paintings?
The time is ripe for a new scientific approach to the kinds of vivid, highly memorable dreams Jung referred to as the “richest jewels in the treasure-house of psychic experience.”
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D., a psychologist of religion and director of the Sleep and Dream Database, is a visiting scholar at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.