It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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New Technologies for Exploring the Art and Science of Dreams
Kelly Bulkeley Ph.D,
People today are inviting into their homes devices that were the stuff of surreal nightmares in Nazi Germany.
There are several practices you can learn to draw maximum creative power from the natural rhythms of your mind and body during sleep.
New research finds that dream-sharing can enhance people's capacities for empathic concern and perspective-taking.
Exploring your dreams is a powerful means of broadening your imagination and recognizing in a deeply experiential way that “multiple narratives can all be true at once.”
If someone challenges you with one of the following three mistaken claims about dreams, you can now respond with empirical evidence and current research.
They get it that dreams are portals to other dimensions of ourselves and the cosmos, and that artists have a special power to open people’s minds and expand their sense of reality.
How do attitudes towards dreams correlate with ethnicity, education, and religion? The results shed new light on the sociology of dreaming in the United States.
Psychoanalytic dream theory can maintain its roots in Freud’s original insights—while also recognizing new contributions from Erikson, Kohut, Bion, Lawrence, and others.
Anyone interested in dream psychology will find the works of these anthropologists enormously helpful in understanding the cultural dimensions of dreaming.
To what extent do the patterns of dreams reflect the past, and to what extent do they map the future?
A method for banishing unwanted thoughts at night gives a surprising insight into the psychological background of one of the greatest works of literature.
Was the dream a wish-fulfillment, a prophecy, a mental calculation, or interspecies telepathy?
If you have a dream that feels spiritually significant, here are 4 questions to help you uncover its potential for insight and transformation.
A dream journal has the amazing potential to teach important lessons about the nature and meaning of dreaming, which can help researchers now—and far into the future.
You may be surprised to find there are already many elements of lucidity in your dreams right now; you just hadn’t noticed them before.
Sometimes the strangest images in your dreams turn out to be amazingly creative metaphors, helping you understand the most important emotional experiences of your life.
News flash for Elon Musk: Sleep deprivation destroys the uniquely human abilities to be creative, innovative, adaptive, flexible, and capable of learning.
People who work closely together often dream of their jobs and each other. These dreams can be a powerful source of creative insight.
The best thing you can do to understand your dreams and energize your dreaming imagination is simply this: honor your big dreams.
A new study of dreaming and meditation has results that surprised the researchers.
The IASD conference offers a stimulating variety of approaches to the nature of dreams, including academic symposium, spiritual retreat, and collective self-experiment.
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.
You probably need more sleep than you think you do. Here are four simple reasons why you should take a nap whenever you have the chance.
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.
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.