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Dreams and Nightmares: The New Theory on the Origin and Meaning of Dreams / Edition 1
     

Dreams and Nightmares: The New Theory on the Origin and Meaning of Dreams / Edition 1

by Ernest Hartmann
 

ISBN-10: 0306459965

ISBN-13: 9780306459962

Pub. Date: 10/15/1998

Publisher: Basic Books

One hundred years ago, the master of dreams, Sigmund Freud, published The Interpretation of Dreams. In this momentous new work, Dr. Hartmann, one of the world's foremost researchers on sleep and dreams, surpasses himself and not only builds on, but even replaces, Freud's work by elucidating and illustrating a bold new theory on the origin and meaning of our

Overview

One hundred years ago, the master of dreams, Sigmund Freud, published The Interpretation of Dreams. In this momentous new work, Dr. Hartmann, one of the world's foremost researchers on sleep and dreams, surpasses himself and not only builds on, but even replaces, Freud's work by elucidating and illustrating a bold new theory on the origin and meaning of our dreams and nightmares.Dr. Hartmann helps us capture the meaning behind our nightly reverie. He successfully weds the psychology of the human mind with the biology of the brain, uncovers the source of our dreams, and demonstrates that they are neither meaningless nor simple wish fulfillment, but an amazing biological and mental process triggered by our most pressing internal forces. He analyzes nightmares that plague us during times of stress, and explains those strange everyday dreams that we all wish we could understand, revealing that all our dreams share an astounding underlying pattern.In clear, eloquent language, this revolutionary new book shows us how to tap into the power of our dreams, and take the first steps down the "the royal road" to creative fulfillment and increased self-knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306459962
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/15/1998
Pages:
315
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix
1. THE NATURE OF DREAMING (OVERVIEW)
1(16)
2. THE CLEAREST CASE: DREAMS AFTER TRAUMA
17(20)
3. FROM DREAMS IN STRESSFUL SITUATIONS TO ORDINARY DREAMS
37(24)
4. THE ROLE OF EMOTION IN PRODUCING DREAMS
61(16)
5. THE NETS OF THE MIND
77(18)
6. METAPHOR
95(24)
7. THE FUNCTIONS OF DREAMING
119(12)
8. THE USES OF DREAMING: SELF-KNOWLEDGE, DREAMWORKING, AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
131(20)
9. DREAMS, PROBLEM SOLVING, SCIENCE, AND ART
151(18)
10. THIS VIEW AND FREUD'S VIEW
169(26)
11. THE BIOLOGY OF DREAMING
195(12)
12. THE EVOLUTION OF DREAMING: DREAMS OF OUR ANCESTORS; DREAMS OF OUR CHILDREN; DREAMS OF ANIMALS
207(12)
13. DREAM PEOPLE AND THOUGHT PEOPLE: INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
219(12)
14. DREAMS, MYTH, RELIGION, AND CULTURE
231(20)
APPENDIX 251(14)
ENDNOTES 265(26)
BIBLIOGRAPHY 291

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