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New Technologies for Exploring the Art and Science of Dreams
Kelly Bulkeley Ph.D,
This technology may have therapeutic value, by giving individuals a more expansive sense of the potential of their own imagination.
The best way to realize the transformational power of AI-image generators as a tool for dream interpretation will be to collaborate closely with experienced dreamers.
Vivid, highly memorable dreams of water may be calling you to pay attention to emotional realities outside your normal range of conscious awareness.
The practice of sharing dreams creates an empathetic connection during wartime.
With dreaming, age is not destiny. A few simple practices can help you remember more of your dreams and weave their messages into waking life.
The archetype of apocalypse is a latent potentiality of human dreaming, ready to be activated if waking-life circumstances become sufficiently dire.
For present-day psychologists, the dreams surrounding the birth of Jesus could offer an ancient mythological expression of ideas that also emerge from current scientific dream research.
A rich, vibrant Dream Library can have just four or five volumes if they are the books that speak most powerfully to you.
Lucid dreaming is increasingly popular and yet has pitfalls and drawbacks that its advocates rarely mention.
A look at current research on nightmares—who has them, what they’re about, what causes them—reveals new insights into the unconscious creativity of our Halloween festivities.
Bizarreness in dreaming is not random or accidental but can be meaning-driven and creatively expressive.
It’s one thing to realize you have selfish desires or aggressive instincts; it’s another thing entirely to become aware of your existence as a spiritual being.
Patterns of friendliness in dreaming can reflect important aspects of your relationships with your friends in waking life.
The positive applications of a "dream-viewer" sound appealing, of course. But no less time should be given to considering the potentially negative applications and consequences.
Aggression in dreaming can be viewed as an internal form of play-fighting—the most common form of play in the animal kingdom, and very frequent among humans, too.
The uncensored quality of children's dreams can lead us to a deeper understanding of the human mind.
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.
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.