Dreams Speak: But What Are They Really Saying?

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Mar 16, 2011 - 384 pages
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Most people know that dreams occur predominantly during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, but less well known is the fact that REM sleep is important for psychological health as well as memory consolidation. Research now shows that it also contributes to what is called ""brain plasticity"", which is the ability of the brain to change itself. There are many levels of consciousness, including the five levels of consciousness that occur when we are asleep, as well as other states of awareness such as the transitional states that occur between sleeping or waking, drug induced states of awareness, etc. Dreams can emerge, not only from different levels of the personal ""unconscious"" mind, but also from what is known as the ""collective"" or ""universal unconscious mind"". In this enlightening book, Therese Duckett shows how our dreams are important in helping us understand our lives and improve our health and wellbeing. Using a host of examples from her own casework, she outlines the most commo.
 

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Contents

Our Multiple Minds
3
Why We Dream
18
Healing and Dreams
24
Soulmaking in Dreams
43
Dream Levels and Language
46
Working with Dreams
62
Dream Symbols and Images
78
The Personal Unconscious Mind
85
Vehicles and Journeys
173
Dreams of Death
188
Trauma and Dreams
209
The Collective Unconscious Mind
225
Archetypal Images
229
The HeroHeroine
295
Archetypal Landscapes
316
Archetypal Creatures
321

The Four Elements
89
People in Dreams
115
Animals in Dreams
123
Birds in Dreams
134
Food in Dreams
144
Buildings in Dreams
151
Clothing in Dreams
164
The Tree as an Archetype
342
EpHogue
351
Glossary
354
Bibliography
357
THE HAPPINESS TRAP
363
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE
364
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