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A Little Course in Dreams
     

A Little Course in Dreams

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by Robert Bosnak, Denise Levertov (Foreword by)
 

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This is a hands-on manual for anyone who is interested in dreams. At the same time, it is the story of a personal journey through the dream world by the author and several of his patients and students. Robert Bosnak offers exercises and strategies for studying dreams, including:

   •  Remembering and recording dreams
  

Overview

This is a hands-on manual for anyone who is interested in dreams. At the same time, it is the story of a personal journey through the dream world by the author and several of his patients and students. Robert Bosnak offers exercises and strategies for studying dreams, including:

   •  Remembering and recording dreams
   •  Analyzing a written dream text
   •  Studying a series of dreams for its underlying themes
   •  Using the techniques of active imagination and amplification
   •  Working on dreams alone, in pairs, and in groups

Through this Little Course in Dreams it becomes clear that the imagination is a powerful force that simultaneously "poisons" us and provides the remedies to the soul's ills. Dreamwork thus opens the way to the healing and transformation of the soul.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"One of the best and most complete introductions to dreamwork."—Spiritual Frontiers

"At the more interesting end of the dream book spectrum we find books like Bosnak's, in which, after the basics of remembering and recording are taken care of, we get a taste of the interest and excitement the author feels on the subject of dreams, as we are invited to involve ourselves in our dreams, first through the eyes of the author and then entirely on our own."—New Age Digest

"Why do I like this book? It's full of surprises, charming, intelligent, subtle yet simple; not mystical or pompous as dream books tend to be. It never talks down. Ideas are original, deep, and many, and they are packed right into dream examples. This 'little course' is big stuff! There's nothing like it anywhere."—James Hillman, author of The Soul's Code

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570623868
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Pocket Classics Series
Pages:
121
Sales rank:
275,957
Product dimensions:
4.93(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Bosnak is a Dutch Jungian analyst, trained in Zurich, with a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He trains analysts at the C. G. Jung Institute in Boston and teaches dream workshops in the United States, Holland, Germany, and Japan.

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A Little Course in Dreams 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
Time for Dreamwork! I never paid too much attention to my dream-life until my daughter started experiencing night terrors and intense nightmares. After visiting two different therapists, we found a great approach to cope and learn from her scary dreams in The Nightmare Solution and now I’m ready to work on myself! I bought myself a dream journal and chose this book on dream work for its warm reviews and small size. There are a lot of similar resources out there, but what you can find in Robert Bosnak’s Little Course in Dreams are: - One of the best introductions to Jungian dreamwork - Brief, conversational, clear language that conveys complex information - Vivid personal anecdotes of dream-work from solo, partnered, or in group scenarios - Minor amount of technical jargon considering the type Jungian tome - Hands-on exercises for studying your dreams I feel so much better in touch with myself now that I’ve started recording and analyzing my dreams.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
underworld_explorer More than 1 year ago
I work as a therapist with people's dreams. This book is the best I've found to introduce people to the subtle benefits of working with dreams. Bosnak's beautiful concise writing actually gives the reader the experience of falling into a state of reverie as the ideal frame of mind to work with dreams. He gives exercises to improve dream recall, and extensive examples of how he works as a therapist with individual dreams and a series of dreams from the same dreamer. This book provides practical therapeutically sound material, which will benefit anyone interested in developing a closer relationship with the dreaming mind.