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New Technologies for Exploring the Art and Science of Dreams
Kelly Bulkeley Ph.D,
A record of an individual’s dreams over time offers the most powerful tool we currently have for the study of dreams.
if you start a dream-sharing process by following these two principles, you will be in the best position to hear and understand the most important meanings of the dream.
Do we have any ethical duties or obligations relating to sleep? Do dreamers have any basic rights or responsibilities?
More than just providing knowledge about the sleeping mind, dream interpretation can also become a source of insight into other arenas of human symbolic behavior and expression.
The most positive dreams about Christmas emphasize feelings of togetherness, play, and creativity.
Jung's analysis of UFO sightings from 1957 suggests we today should watch for dreams, visions, and art with archetypal symbolism responding to our waking-world apocalyptic fears.
When you have a dream that feels uncanny, you have a special opportunity to expand your self-awareness and discover new spiritual insights about your life.
If you can measure something, you can improve it. Is that true for dreams?
A study from the 1991 Oakland Hills Firestorm has important insights for people impacted by the current wildfires up and down the West Coast.
The more we know about the basic patterns of dreaming, the more we can gain helpful insights about people's mental and physical health.
People who sleep well far outperform their sleep-deprived peers—they are more alert, emotionally balanced, and intellectually sharp, and less likely to get sick or have accidents.
How does dreaming relate to the life experiences and developmental challenges of adolescents and young adults? A new study offers some answers.
How often do people have happy dreams? What occurs in the dreams to make them happy? Are there any recurrent themes or scenarios?
The more comfortable you are in the dream world, the more resilient you may be when the waking world suddenly shifts into surreal uncertainty.
Our understanding of the vital importance of sleep for human health depends in large part on Dr. Dement's lifetime of research.
Recurrent themes in people's dreams include police aggression, the death of George Floyd, threats to home, and merging the protests with the COVID-19 outbreak.
Three websites at the nexus of art, culture, and technology offer exciting visions of dream-sharing as a dynamic element of creativity across various domains.
These dreams reflect important themes in our collective reality, illuminating the interpersonal tensions of this pandemic era.
In one survey, those answering “yes” to having experienced negative mental health (anxiety, stress, depression) during the past month were more likely to report pandemic dreams.
Is deep familiarity with dreaming a source of psychological resilience during times of crisis, and if so, should this be included in future disaster preparations?
A few dreams show glimmers of hope for the future, although right now they are rare green shoots amid a dark and frightening dreamscape.
Perhaps younger people, with their naturally high dream recall and longer time horizons, have been stimulated by this crisis to even more dreaming than usual.
These are perfect conditions for sharing dreams with family and friends. Dreaming can bring light and levity to times of darkness and gloom.
With more time on your hands than you were expecting, this might be a good opportunity to start following your dreams more closely.
Jung’s approach to dreams looks forward and tries to understand where dreams might be leading, and what they might reveal about the individual’s future.
Alone and despairing, King heard a voice deliver a clearly worded message of hope, which he transformed into his own language as a civil rights leader.
At its core, Charles Dickens' holiday classic "A Christmas Carol" is a metaphysical horror story, a vividly rendered account of a life-changing dream journey.
Because they come from the depths of the collective unconscious, archetypes usually have an alien, unfamiliar quality about them.
This is the best explanation for what people have traditionally called prophetic dreaming: the forward-thinking capacity of the human mind operates in both waking and dreaming.
People today are inviting into their homes devices that were the stuff of surreal nightmares in Nazi Germany.
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D., is a psychologist of religion, Director of the Sleep and Dream Database, and author of numerous books on dreams, psychology, spirituality, art, science, and history.