Special Dream: Personal Accounts After the Death of a Loved One

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Exploring the world of special dreams—clear, unforgettably vivid encounters with loved ones who have died—this unique collection shares the personal stories of those who have experienced them, including the author herself, and reveals the distinct qualities surrounding this phenomenon. After an introduction that examines whether or not the contact is real and a questionnaire to determine if readers have had any themselves, more than 80 poignant stories offer comfort to mourners, detailing the special bonds ...

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Overview

Exploring the world of special dreams—clear, unforgettably vivid encounters with loved ones who have died—this unique collection shares the personal stories of those who have experienced them, including the author herself, and reveals the distinct qualities surrounding this phenomenon. After an introduction that examines whether or not the contact is real and a questionnaire to determine if readers have had any themselves, more than 80 poignant stories offer comfort to mourners, detailing the special bonds between the dreamers and grandparents, parents, siblings, in-laws, children, spouses, and friends.

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What People Are Saying

Cliff Robertson
I am fascinated with the book Special Dream as it speaks to me ... I have had many such dreams. They are quite real and reassuring. (Cliff Robertson, Academy Award-winning actor)
Helen Fitzgerald
People who have had a special dream will find this book immensely helpful. (Helen Fitzgerald, author, The Grieving Child and The Mourning Handbook)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824525415
  • Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Edition description: Second edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,393,686
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 5.26 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Luellen Hoffman is an adjunct professor at George Mason University and the recipient of the Chairman’s Award VNU/Nielsen Business Media for her outstanding people and communication skills. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Alan Drymala 9

Introduction 13

Part I Dream Research

1 What Makes a Special Dream Unique? 19

2 What a Special Dream Is and Is Not 25

3 Identifying Other Unusual Dreams 27

4 What Defines Death? 32

5 Questionnaire: Have You Had a Special Dream? 36

6 Too Soon to Share 39

Part II Dream Stories

7 Dreams of Grandparents 47

8 Dreams of Fathers and Mothers 75

9 Dreams of Brothers and Sisters 103

10 Dreams of In-Laws and Other Family Members 117

11 Dreams of Spouses 126

12 Dreams of Sons and Daughters 136

13 Dreams of Friends 144

14 Exceptional Dreams 163

Conclusion 167

Notes 169

Resources 170

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    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!

    Special Dream is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards® honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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