Dreaming Universe

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What is Dreaming? Why do we dream? And what is the connection between our dreams and those of others? Now, in The Dreaming Universe, Fred Alan Wolf probes into the furthest recesses of the human mind and proposes a new understanding of how and why we dream. Uncovering the mysteries of out-of-body and near-death experiences, lucid dreaming and telepathy, Wolf brings groundbreaking new research to life and illustrates how dreams link us together. In this mind-opening account, he travels from the ancient Greek ...
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What is Dreaming? Why do we dream? And what is the connection between our dreams and those of others? Now, in The Dreaming Universe, Fred Alan Wolf probes into the furthest recesses of the human mind and proposes a new understanding of how and why we dream. Uncovering the mysteries of out-of-body and near-death experiences, lucid dreaming and telepathy, Wolf brings groundbreaking new research to life and illustrates how dreams link us together. In this mind-opening account, he travels from the ancient Greek "dreaming temples" to the sleep research laboratories of today, from Australian Aboriginal dreamers to the Tibetan monks' "dream into being." Drawing on his own background in physics, Wolf links quantum physics to Freudian and Jungian models of consciousness to explain the imagery of dreams and how dreams relate to the mind. The Dreaming Universe argues that matter evolves into life-forms through dreaming as a means of developing self-consciousness - that is, we dream to develop a sense of self. Wolf's unique perspective as a physicist and his experiences throughout the world, from St. Petersburg to the Australian outback, bring to life the world of dreams and dreaming. Everyone dreams - and everyone will find a fascinating exploration of our most personal experiences in The Dreaming Universe.

What is dreaming? Why do we dream? What is the connection between our dreams and those of others? In The Dreaming Universe, National Book Award winner Dr. Fred Alan Wolf examines the psychological and anthropological basis of this most personal and most mysterious of all human activities.

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In his most boldy speculative inquiry to date, physicist Wolf ( Taking the Quantum Leap ) argues that dreams are a vital aspect of evolution, enabling an individual to develop a concept of self. The dream, in his formulation, is a map of possibility, a realm where synchronistic (i.e., noncausal yet meaningfully connected) events occur, producing self-awareness. Our dream images, even if we don't remember them, invade our waking consciousness as patterns that shape our lives, he insists. Wolf posits an ``imaginal realm,'' halfway between material and mental reality, that manifests in lucid dreams (wherein an alert dreamer can control unfolding dream events), in near-death experiences, and possibly in UFO abductions. In this mind-stretching synthesis that challenges accepted beliefs across many fields, Wolf bolsters his thesis that dreams connect with physical reality by drawing on quantum physics, the works of Freud and Jung, modern dream research and Australian aboriginals' concept of an eternal ``dreamtime.'' (May)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780671749460
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 5/12/1994
  • Pages: 416

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