Among All These Dreamers: Essays on Dreaming and Modern Society

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Kelly Bulkeley
SUNY Press, 1996 - Self-Help - 259 pages
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This multidisciplinary volume examines the cultural and social relevance of dream studies, looking at various ways that the field can contribute to the resolution of the modern West's most troubling social issues. The essays offer novel insights on education, sexual abuse, ecology, crime, race, gender, religion, politics, death, and cross-cultural conflict. The contributors argue that the study of dreams can provide valuable resources to regain a vibrant, trustworthy sense of moral and spiritual orientation in life.
 

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Contents

Dreams and Social Responsibility Teaching a Dream Course in the InnerCity
3
The 55Year Secret Using Nightmares to Facilitate Psychotherapy in a Case of Childhood Sexual Abuse
13
Seeking the Balance Do Dreams Have a Role in Natural Resource Management?
35
Dreams and Dialogues with Others
49
Reflections on Dreamwork with Central Alberta Cree An Essay on an Unlikely Social Action Vehicle
51
Black Dreamers in the United States
73
Sex Gender and Dreams From Polarity to Plurality
107
Dreams Spirituality and Modernity
137
Western breams about Eastern Dreams
169
Dreams and Critical Reflections on Our Culture
177
Political Dreaming Dreams of the 1992 Presidential Election
179
Dealing Crimes Dreaming Up the Solution to the Criminal Justice Mess
195
Lets and Up Regain Our Balance and Look Around at the World
225
Conclusion
237
List of Contributors
253
Index
257

Traversing the Living Labyrinth Dreams and Dreamwork in the Psychospiritual Dilemma of the Postmodern World
139
Invitation at the Threshold PreDeath Spiritual Experiences
157

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Kelly Bulkeley is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association for the Study of Dreams, and teaches at the Graduate Theological Union at University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of The Wilderness of Dreams: Exploring the Religious Meanings of Dreams in Modern Western Culture, also published by SUNY Press, and Spiritual Dreaming.

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