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Our dreaming mind /

by Van de Castle, Robert L.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1995Edition: 1st Ballantine Books trade pbk. ed.Description: xxv, 547 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0345396669 :.Title notes: c.1 $25.00 (g) 6-97Subject(s): Dreams | Dreams -- History | Dream interpretation
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Adult Collection Adult NonFiction 154.63 VAN Available 39270002779092

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"A MASTERPIECE ON DREAMS...This book is a singular resource.... If it inspires you to remember your dreams, this book will change your life. If it inspires you to act on your dreams, this book will change the world."<br> --Henry Reed<br> Author of Getting Help from Your Dreams<br> and Dream Solutions<br> In this brilliantly researched and thorough study, internationally recognized dream authority Robert L. Van de Castle examines the vital role that dreams have played throughout history, from the dreams of ancient Sumerian kings to the pioneering dream research of nineteenth-century psychologists. Our Dreaming Mind delves into the most provocative experiments that scientists are conducting on the dreaming mind in this century and surveys ongoing dream experiments: dreams and sexual arousal, the impact of pregnancy on dreams, the connection between dreams and creativity, and the possibility of paranormal dreams.<br> "In Our Dreaming Mind, Robert Van de Castle pulls decades of accumulated wisdom together in a sweeping panorama unsurpassed in the literature for its scope, its insight, and its ability to captivate its readers.<br> --Stanley Krippner<br> Director of The Saybrook Institute<br> Editor of Dream Time and Dream Work<br> "IMMENSELY READABLE...A monumental history of dreams."<br> --Publishers Weekly<br> "Our Dreaming Mind is really a dream come true--the most comprehensive, authoritative, and inspiring book on dreams I know about. At heart, this book is about human consciousness and our place in the universe. A magnificent contribution."<br> --Larry Dossey, M.D.<br> Author of Meaning & Medicine:<br> A Doctor's Tales of Breakthrough and Healing<br> <br> AN ALTERNATE SELECTION OF THE BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB

Includes bibliographical references (p. 497-516) and index.

c.1 $25.00 (g) 6-97

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Library Journal Review

Van de Castle, former director of the Sleep and Dream Laboratory at the University of Virginia, presents the scientific facts surrounding dreams as well as some of the more prophetic, paranormal associations. He begins his well-organized text with a history of dreams, using such anecdotes as the revelation in a dream of the location of Kuwait's great oil reserves to a British political official. Van de Castle proceeds to describe modern dream theories of the 20th century with a particular emphasis on Freud and Jung. He continues with the current state of dream research and ends with the paranormal qualities of dreams. While books concerning dreams abound, this broad and intelligent work is highly recommended. [QPB main selection; BOMC alternate.]-Jennifer Amador, Central State Hosp. Medical Lib., Petersburg, Va. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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