"Extraordinary is the only word that comes to mind, and only possible because we named our intention... but the key I think was starting small. One thing I’m learning through coaching is that hearts have no borders. The things that people live and die for are not only the same anywhere, but they’re small, everyday things." The Art of Dreaming Small follows the true journey of co-active coach Mare Rosenbaum and two of her clients as she calls magic into their lives—and her own—by finding a new way to make each day extraordinary. Mare’s life recipe mixes coaching and business innovation methods that result in purpose-driven and fulfilling bucket-list-worthy experiences. There is indeed some kind of magic here. Since creating a bucket list, Mare has experienced amazing things that can be attained through goal setting and hard work—but, as she says, there’s something serendipitous that happens when you follow this method. Other people have written about this phenomenon at length too, because when magic happens, it must be shared. Dream it, know it, and do it!
The Science and Art of Dreaming is an innovative text that reviews the neuroscience and psychology of how dreams are produced, how they are recalled and their relationship to waking life events and concerns of the dreamer. Featuring beautiful original artwork based on dream representations, the book delves deeply into what happens when we dream, the works of art we produce when asleep and the relevance of dreaming to science, art and film. The book examines the biological, psychological and social causes of dreaming, and includes recent advances in the study of nightmares and lucid dreaming. It shows how sleep can process memories and that dreams may reflect these processes, but also that dreams can elicit self-disclosure and empathy when they are shared after waking. The playfulness, originality and metaphorical content of dreams also link them to art, and especially to the cultural movement that has most valued dreams – Surrealism. The book details the history of scientific research into dreams, including a re-reading of the two dreams of Freud’s patient, the feminist hero Dora, and also the history of Surrealism and of films that draw on dreams and dream-like processes. Each chapter starts with a dream narrative and accompanying painting of the dream to highlight aspects of each of the chapter themes. This highly engaging book will be relevant to researchers, students and lecturers in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, psychoanalysis, consciousness and social evolution. It will also be of value within the study and practice of visual art, design and film, and will be of interest to the general reader and anyone who holds a personal interest in their own dreams.
From ancient to modern times, seers and psychoanalysts have conjectured about why we dream. Now, in this book, we have an explanation both timely and timeless. Yoga is an ancient spiritual science that has much to say about subtle realities. Why do you dream, and what do your dreams mean? Let Paramhansa Yogananda open the doors of your mind as he reveals the hidden yogic teachings that provide a new pathway to inner growth.
We all dream; we all share these strange experiences that infuse our nights. But we only know of those nightly adventures when we decide to represent them. In the long history of coming to terms with dreams there seem to be two different ways of delineating our forays into the world of the unconscious: One is the attempt of interpreting, of unveiling the hidden meaning of dreams. The other one is not so much concerned with the relation of dream and meaning, of dream and reality, it rather concentrates on trying to find means of representation for this extremely productive force that determines our sleep. The essays collected in this book explore both attempts. They follow debates in philosophy and psychoanalysis and they study literature, theatre, dance, film, and photography.
Learn how to wake up in your dreams for creative insights and beautiful spiritual adventures The Art of Lucid Dreaming is a quick and easy guide to help you get lucid fast. Dr. Clare Johnson, world-leading expert on lucid dreaming, shares her best practical tips and a unique Lucidity Quiz that identifies your personal sleeper-dreamer type so you can fast-track to the techniques that work best for you. When you are lucid in a dream, you can choose to ask your unconscious mind for guidance, perform healing magic, seek creative solutions to problems, and explore the dream realm more profoundly than ever before. With over sixty practices and fifteen tailor-made lucidity programs to get you started, this hands-on guide helps you set up your own custom program for achieving lucidity as quickly as possible. Focusing on how to get lucid, stay lucid, and guide your dreams, this book shows how to transform your nightly slumber into an exciting spiritual adventure that fills your life with meaning.
Conceptions of Dreaming from Homer to 1800 traces the history of ideas about dreaming during the period when the admonitory dream was the main focus of learned interest—from the Homeric epics through the Renaissance—and the period when it began to become a secondary focus—the eighteenth century. The book also considers the two most important dream theorists at the turn of the twentieth century, Sigmund Freud and Sante de Sanctis. While Freud is concerned with questions of what a dream means and how to interpret it, de Sanctis offers a synthesis of nineteenth-century research into what a dream is and represents the Enlightenment transition from particular facts to general laws.