You had the most amazing dream last night. It spoke to your highest aspiration, your most secret wish, presenting a vision of a future that was right for you. But now, in the cold light of day, that inspiring dream is gone forever, or is it? According to Dr. Stephen Aizenstat, a psychotherapist, university professor, and dream specialist, dreams are not just phantoms that pass in the night, but a present living reality that you can engage with and learn from in your daily life. In Dream Tending, Dr. Aizenstat shows how to access the power of your dreams to transform nightmare figures into profound and helpful mentors, bring fresh warmth and intimacy into your relationships, and overcome obsessions, compulsions, and addictions. Engage the healing forces of your dreams to re-imagine your career and cope with difficulties in the workplace and discover the potential of your untapped creativity.
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About the Author
Stephen Aizenstat, PhD., is a clinical psychologist, marriage and family therapist, and the founding president of Pacifica Graduate Institute. For more than thirty-five years, he has explored the power of dreams through the study of depth psychology and the pursuit of his own research. He has collaborated with many masters in the field, including Joseph Campbell, Marion Woodman, Robert Johnson, and James Hillman; as well as native elders worldwide. Aizenstat has conducted hundreds of dream-work seminars throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Living Image 11
Chapter 2 Working with Nightmares 61
Chapter 3 Applying Living Images to Major Life Challenges 89
Chapter 4 The World's Dream 143
Chapter 5 Medicines of the Soul 185
Chapter 6 Dream Council-A Life Practice 229
Appendix Listing of Dream Tending Exercises 279