The Power of Dreams: A Christian Guide

The Power of Dreams: A Christian Guide

by Gerard Condon

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781856076043
Publisher: Columba Press
Publication date: 10/20/2008
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Foundations     7
Professional and Non-Professional Dreamwork     10
How to Use this Programme     11
The Dreamgroup     12
Science
Getting to Sleep     18
The Architecture of Sleep     22
Yawning, Snoring and Other Terrors of the Night     26
Why do we Sleep and Dream?     30
Retrieving the Dream     34
The Dream Narrative     38
A Spirituality of Sleep     42
Psychology
S. Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams (1900)     48
C. G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1963)     53
Types of Dreams     57
The Functions of Dreams     61
Dream Speech     66
The Dramatis Personae of Dreams     70
Jungian Dream Interpretation     74
Theology
Hebrew Scripture on Dreams     80
Christian Scripture on Dreams     84
Patrick of Ireland     88
Christian Tradition on Dreams     92
Does God Still Speak in Dreams?     96
The Image of God in Dreams     100
Signs of the Kingdom in Dreams     104
Spirituality
Foundations for Spirituality     110
The Alchemy of Dreams     114
Incubation     118
Using Dream Images in Prayer     122
Dreamwork in Spiritual Direction     126
The Darkest Night     130
'What is Your Myth?'     134
Questions and Activities for Reflection     138
Prayer Before and After Sleep     140
Group Dreamwork     141
Annotated Select Bibliography     143
Glossary     144

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