Dreams About The Dead

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Selected from more than 1,000 interviews, this book presents edited interviews with individuals who had dreams about dead relatives or friends. Dreams about the Dead presents these interviews and the interviewees' descriptions of the dreams meaning in an attempt to show the importance of dreams to the grieving process. With extraordinary detail, the book examines these dreams and the impact of various factors-such as the relationship between the dreamer and the deceased, the dreamer's age and gender, and the cause of death-on the bereaved and their grieving process. Dreams About the Dead is an important study of how we manage grief unconsciously and the importance of our dreams in the healing process.

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Editorial Reviews

Louis E. LaGrand
Dennis Ryan's…work not only gives rare insight into the elements of grief as expressed through dreams, but clearly shows the rich resource for growth and understanding inherent in the dream state. Dr. Ryan's book is a significant contribution to the grief literature and the role of dreams in the resolution of grief.
Kenneth J. Doka
Dreams about the Dead [is]…a powerful study [about]… the ways our dreams reflect the grieving process….A wonderful addition to the literature-an extraordinary tool for persons who are grieving and clinicians interested in assisting grieving persons.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761834960
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 0.33 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Raymond Ryan is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the College of New Rochelle. He received his Ph.D. in Theology from Fordham University. He is the author of numerous journal articles and The Religious Elements of Life also from the University Press of America.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1. The Study Chapter 3 2. Dreams about Grandparents Chapter 4 3. Dreams about Mothers Chapter 5 4. Dreams about Fathers Chapter 6 5. Dreams about Siblings & Cousins Chapter 7 6. Dreams about Spouses Chapter 8 7. Dreams about Children Chapter 9 8. Dreams about Friends Chapter 10 Afterword Chapter 11 Appendix: Interview Questions Chapter 12 Endnotes Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2007

    Excellent Book

    I love Dr. Ryan. Such an amazing professor and I learned alot from this book and the class. I was so lucky to take the class and read the book. Everyone should read it. There is life after death and this book helps you realize that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2006

    EXCELLENT book

    I could not put this book down! it was so interesting to read about the dreams. It gave me faith that there is a life after death. Highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2006

    Dreams about the Dead: Glimpses of Grief

    Anyone that is still having trouble believing if there is life after death-should please read this book. It is a must have and a must read book. Encourage your friends and family to buy this book. In addition, if you have friends or family still grieving over the lost of their loved ones, this book is very comforting. It would help them through their greiving process and would heal them as well. I therefore highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2007

    Dreams about the Dead: Glimpses of Grief

    This is a great book that everyone needs to read. If you need to understand if there is life after death, read this book. It is also very good for people that are still grieving for the lost of their loved ones.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2006

    A Must Read

    This book is a must read!!! If you have any questions regarding life after death this book will lead you in a way that I could have never imagined was possible!!! Janet- A believer!!!!

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