This is the general idea, and another researcher named Phillip Pulman has explained of it:. If a coin comes down heads that means that the possibility of its coming down tails has collapsed, until that moment the two possibilities were equal. But on another world, it does come down tails. And when that happens, the two worlds split apart. There is much more to the whole idea than this, and I have only brushed on the very basics of the basic concept here, but it all leaves the question of: Is it possible to peer into or even enter these parallel realms?
This is where the idea of dream travel to other dimensions comes in, which ponders the question of whether our dreams are at least at times offering us glimpses of alternate universes beyond our ordinary perceived reality. If so there are other duplicate versions of you that have branched off and live different lives, all while still being you down to every last atom, and some of which have nearly identical timelines, perhaps the only thing different being that one of them ate bacon for breakfast this morning and the other did not. If one is having a recurring dream that is incredibly life-like and vivid to the point that it feels like they are really there and they feel that they have visited this place or lived this scene even though they have not, at least in this reality, then is it possible that through some little-understood process they are tapping into the memories and experiences of an alternate version of them?
If you, say, keep dreaming about being in a different profession or living in a different house or even country, right down to where you can smell and even taste it, then is this perhaps because you have actually experienced that in another timeline and your sleeping mind has simply opened up enough to allow you access to it? Through dreams are we getting snap shots and peeks of how our lives could have gone differently?
This is all certainly pure speculation of course, but it is an interesting thought experiment to ponder, and has at least been given consideration by numerous physicists. So how would this dream theory work? How does dreaming hypothetically allow us to link into alternate dimensions? One idea is that since our conscious mind and the barriers it constructs are lowered, it allows our subconscious mind to cross over unfettered through these windows between realities, and suggests that at least our subconscious may be operating in our own reality and others simultaneously.
The theory is that the full brunt of our subconscious mind is unleashed when we sleep, and that without our full waking consciousness turned on to lock us onto our actual reality we are perhaps more free to venture outward and make contact with the consciousness of our other selves. In essence we are able to more readily reach out into altered states of reality and consciousness. Boston University neurologist Patrick McNamara has explained of this:. Dreaming largely consists of counterfactual simulations of what might have been and what might be for the dreamer.
A first default and easy hypothesis would be then that dreaming actually really depicts events occurring in a real alternate world unfolding from the initial branching event. The common sense and most reasonable answer is of course that they occur in the mind of the dreamer. If that is the case then my dreams are portals into the life of one of these branching worlds predicted by the [many worlds interpretation].
Under this scenario the content of dreams would be simple perceptions of the lives of your counterparts who live in daughter worlds to your world and the interpretation of dreams would be a simple matter of checking in with what is occurring in the lives of your counterparts as they are created each time a branching event occurs. Lucid dreams would be attempts to alter the histories of an alternate world and so on.
Highlander says complete with typos, not mine funnily enough:. In real life, when i think of a train station, i immediately think of the ones near my house or my work. In my dreams, i immediately think of that one, with a park in the back, trees, etc. About 2 years ago i had a dream where i went with some friends to a theme park. We entered this Horror House where we had to pass some tests to get to the finish line. Those tests were very physical and frightening jump on rocks to not get burned by lava, hide from real monsters, avoid axes and arrows….
I got tired and got hurt. This week, in a dream, some friends invited me to that House again. Overall, it is hoped that the review will reveal that within this fluid conception of existence lies expanded possibilities for creative re-dreaming and re-structuring of our lives as individuals and communities. This presentation is open to all audiences. There exist 2 categories of dreams: Unresolved dreams, which include nightmares, are a signal of an unbalance in the body or life experience. Using a Kabbalistic Waking Dream approach one can identify the necessity of these dreams, and then re-enter and respond to their necessities in order to bring about resolution and restore balance.
A Kabbalistic approach to dreaming that dates to the 13th century teaches that dreams fall into one of two categories: Resolved dreams include Great Dreams and revelation. Unresolved dreams include nightmares and busy dreams. Every unresolved dream contains a necessity; each dream is a call to respond and restore the person to a place of balance in their body and life. Learning how to identify the necessity of these dreams is the first step. Once identified, the necessity can be addressed through a Waking Dream approach. The Waking Dream approach includes a simple re-entering of the dream while awake using a method of closing the eyes, counting backwards from 3 to 1 at each exhale, and then using the imaginal eye to re-enter the dream.
Once in the dream one can use the tools of the imagination to both protect oneself and bring about transformation. The approach is quick: Each necessity is addressed through images, staying with the image-based language of dreaming. Once addressed, the images change and interact. The dreamer knows when the dream has transformed by a dispelling of the negative emotions of the dream and a return to a feeling of resolution. This workshop will begin with a brief introduction of the specific Kabbalistic and Waking Dream approach used by the author.
Included will be working definitions and descriptions of the categorization of dreams, necessity of dreams, and transformation of dreams. The majority of the workshop two-thirds will then be participatory. Through active discussion and experiential exercises the audience will: This presentation will describe cognitive scientific research on visual processing in sleep and show how the brain-mind system has an innate ability to spontaneously generate extremely vivid and highly memorable visual sensations during dreaming.
This research sheds new light on the role of visionary dreams in religious history. Several lines of investigation contribute to the argument. One is the extensive literature in the content analysis of dreams in which visual perception is found to be the most frequently mentioned sense by far. Studies in dream content analysis have made it clear that visual perception is a common and widespread feature of ordinary dreaming. Another source is the history and etymology of various languages and the way they speak of dreaming, often referring to a process of seeing something in sleep.
Additional evidence comes from studies of the dreams of people who are blind or sight-impaired. With the help of G. Most important in this regard is the pattern during REM sleep when the primary visual processing parts of the brain such as V1 diminish in activity, while the parts of the brain responsible for secondary visual processing such as the medial temporal lobe and fusiform gyrus increase in activity.
Taking this body of research as a whole, it reveals intriguing new aspects of the prevalence of dream-based visionary experience in the history of religions. The presentation will discuss recurrent themes in the content of mystical dream visions, along with specialized practices and techniques that different cultures and religious traditions have developed with the intention of enhancing the visionary power of their dreams. This presentation demonstrates the use of a digital word search method to study 2, dreams from an adult female, gathered in a personal journal over 32 years.
The word search method described in this presentation has been applied to several other dream series with predominantly accurate results. The advantage of quantitative content analysis is that it provides objective statistical results that other researchers can verify. However, the disadvantages of traditional methods of content analysis are considerable — they are slow, labor-intensive, hard to learn, and vulnerable to problems with inter-coder reliability. Particularly when the coding systems being used are untested or idiosyncratic, the results can be disappointing.
Digital word search methods can provide a better alternative — they are fast, easy to use, and reliably consistent in their results. The presentation will start with a brief overview of traditional methods of content analysis in dream research, and the need for better alternatives.
The source of her years of dreams will be described they were conveyed to Bulkeley by Deirdre Barrett, who served as the research intermediary between Bulkeley and Kay , as will the logistical steps involved in a word search study of her dreams. These results will be discussed with special focus on several areas of her waking life that were reflected especially clearly in the word usage patterns of her dreams. The findings on these topics will be of interest to anyone who wants empirical evidence of the psychological and cultural significance of dream content.
If some of these blind inferences are mistaken or incomplete, the possible reasons such as metaphorical thinking and representation will also be discussed. This may suggest new pragmatic principles to apply in future cases of blind analysis.
The presentation will be aimed at researchers and students, providing a practical demonstration of how digital word search tools can be used in the scientific study of dreams. This presentation will consider the current state of using digital methods to analyze and interpret dreams.
Then it will consider future potentials for improving these methods, boosting their power and precision, and making them more widely accessible. A research-based approach to digitally enhanced dream interpretation will be described that draws on the resources of the Sleep and Dream Database SDDb. Discussion will include factors of waking-dreaming continuity, principles of database design, recognizing metaphors and discontinuities, attention to ethical concerns, and practical applications in areas like therapy, coaching, art, spirituality, and lucid dreaming.
Some of the best illustrations of the future benefits and dangers of dream-enhancing technology come in science fiction and fantasy stories, and excerpts from several of these cultural works of speculative fiction will accompany the research findings. This poster presentation continues a long-term project studying the role of political ideology in dream recall among American adults Bulkeley , , The latest investigation focuses on three demographic surveys with a total sample size of more than participants.
The first two surveys have already been conducted, with a total of participants. The third survey will be conducted in May with participants. The surveys were administered by YouGov, a professional opinion research firm that specializes in high-quality online polling. The participants were asked several general questions e.
Although the final results will not be ready until the beginning of June, the initial findings from the first two surveys are supportive of earlier results from studies using different methods and different groups of people. The differences are not absolute—there are people on the left with low insomnia and low dream recall, and people on the right with high levels of both—but the trend in these studies is consistently in the direction of a more active and varied, though perhaps less restful, night life for American liberals compared to conservatives.
The discussion section will consider possible explanations of these findings, along with their implications for evaluating American political culture. The discussion section will also consider the pros and cons of scientific dream researchers making their data available for public study. Dream Recall and Political Ideology: Results of a Demographic Survey. This program will soon be shared with many others. This presentation is for all, and will explain how working with dreams has been proven to help young people move through trauma Campbell, Dream images are often endowed with emotional meaning and linked to memories or associations.
As such, they invite deeper discovery through writing and provide rich material for the creation of fiction Epel Participants will be introduced to a variety of techniques for working with dream imagery to inspire creative writing, such as breathing techniques to relax the body; visualization methods for recalling powerful dream images; and flow-writing. Additionally, participants will practice transforming dream characters into fictional ones, as well as teasing out the story kernel from their own dream images.
The workshop is highly experiential and will involve plenty of dream writing, with group feedback after each exercise. Participants will have the opportunity to share dream imagery and creative writing if desired. Music therapy is a valuable and effective treatment for individuals with impaired psychological, affective, cognitive and communication skills.
Results of the research and clinical evidence would seem to attest the validity of music therapy even in patients who have shown resistance to other therapeutic approaches. They had a diagnosis of schizophrenia residual type. During the interactive musical experience we recorded an electroencephalogram EEG and after we collected dream material. After the intervention of the interactive musical experience, in the delta band we found an increase in the activity of the right frontal lobe, in particular in the structures of the upper and middle frontal gyrus corresponding to Brodmann areas 9 and In the gamma band we noticed a diffuse increase in the activity of all the right hemisphere, in particular, in order of activation, in structures as temporal lobe, frontal lobe, parietal lobe.
In addition the patients dreamed about the interactive musical experience in the nights after. They dreamed about angels and babies expressing emotions like calm and serenity. In this preliminary study the interactive musical experience would seem to activate areas involved in brain functions such as planning, organizing, speech production, language comprehension, memory, auditory perception, processing of emotion and stimulation of mirror neurons system.
Thanks to this rehabilitation program the patients could start a relationship with reality no longer mediated by symptoms of psychosis. Functional theories and empirical research regarding nightmares have largely focused on the nightmare experience itself and corresponding negative symptomology. Specifically, the presence of maladaptive personality traits and a history of adverse events suggests that nightmare sufferers may be victims of a diathesis-stress induced form of psychopathology.
However, complementary evidence exists that frequent nightmare sufferers are also often characterized as creative individuals, who may report vivid, bizarre and even intensely positive dream and daydream experiences. Though empirical research exploring this positive symptomology is rare, such a paradoxical portrait suggests that frequent nightmare sufferers may be better framed within a differential-susceptibility model, asserting that these individuals are in fact sensitive and responsive to both negative and positive life experiences, which may then be reflected in nightmares, as well as other intensified and positive imagery experiences.
Thus, an initial review will demonstrate clinical and empirical findings that support a diathesis-stress model, such as the presence of trait factors e. Contrasting findings will then be presented, including recent research on boundary thinness and mirror behaviors, which suggest that nightmare sufferers may be receptive to and affected by a wide range of sensory and emotional experiences not only stressors. Results from a recent study conducted in our laboratory will be discussed, including our findings of elevated positive and bizarre dream and daydream content, along with propensities for creative thinking, in a sample of frequent nightmare sufferers.
To summarize, differential-susceptibility proposes that an increased sensitivity to both negative and positive experiences underlies the unique symptoms and imaginative richness of nightmare sufferers. Though much research remains to be done, the possibility that these individuals may benefit especially from supportive environments, and may have an adaptive edge with regard to creative expression and empathy, is particularly relevant when considering prognosis and treatment approaches.
This workshop will present and facilitate experiences with consciousness and dreams based on concepts and exercises from the Seth material. The Seth material is a collection of 30 books 8, pages and over 3. It contains exercises and recommendations. They provide a cosmology of consciousness and human existence, describing, in depth, how we create our own reality with significant emphasis on the dreams as a pillar.
Notables including Chopra, Hay, Friedman, and others have endorsed the materials. No matter how the concepts and information came into existence, it deserves exploration and review. Covering wide topics, Seth provides concepts and information about the dream state, going further than traditional scientific, psychological, and religious views. Dreams many varieties serve many functions and are forums where we experience and choose probable events that are then experienced in waking reality. Seth makes numerous suggestions and provides exercises and techniques to explore and understand the dream state and our multi-dimensionality.
The focus is to explore and expand the workshop participants dream experience. It is a workshop for all levels of participants. Ample discussion time provided. The workshop is not intended as a dogmatic or lecture presentation of the Seth material. I have met people in dream groups at IASD Conferences who say they feel all alone in their home communities, that they do not know anyone else interested in dreams. Yet, everyone dreams, so it seems like there may be more dreamers wanting to find like-minded souls than there are people who discount dreams.
Whether you bring dreams up in everyday social situations or set up dream circles or lectures to draw interested people, you can find ways to let people know that you pay attention to dreams and they are not crazy for wanting to talk about theirs. Laurel Clark has kept a dream journal since and spreads the word about dreams every way she can, from public speaking to writing articles and books, to bringing up the topic in everyday conversation. She shares with you some ways she has found for opening the door to those who are curious to explore their dreams. You will learn in this presentation how to listen to people and how dreams may be a response to their interests and needs.
You will receive ideas about how to bring up the subject of dreams in conversations, based on research into dream inventions, inspiration, and creativity. You will receive a brief description of ways to set up dream discussion groups. Hopefully we can all have the courage to shine our light and meet those who need us so that we can bring about a world in which everyone shares their dreams! This presentation will offer the idea that dreams may be understood as symbolical and at times, they may also be seen to be an actual experience with a person or persons.
Consideration will be given to the concept that dreams may be understood or interpreted as aspects of the dreamer, and at times, while lucid dreaming one may encounter other beings, people or entities. The presenter will offer examples from his own personal experience as well as his response to these dreams. The targeted audience is for all. There is little therapy or value in simply learning the meaning of a dream, especially if it is related to an aspect of behavior, unless an individual wants to change or improve himself. In order to cultivate spiritual dreams, our waking life must be oriented by spiritual values and coherent behavior.
The presentation is made in four parts: Control of attitude and attention; b.
Dream recovery and understanding; e. Honoring the message of the dream. The motivation to remember our dreams and the action of writing them, each night, are two key factors at the basis of success of the active dreamer. We can benefit from the dreams of others, but without dreams of our own that we can recall in the morning, it is difficult to analyse something from our personal experiences.
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Some dreams are easier to remember: What about dreams of our ordinary life? Despite their good intentions, why do many people including the presenter awaken themselves with empty hands about their dreams, with only the vague feeling that something happened? The experience of the presenter is that there are some beliefs and attitudes that can help us to increase motivation and have a richer dream life. In her book Dream Incubation, Nicole Gratton says:.
This introspective process is possible thanks to informative dreams, which can be compared to the news bulletins that are presented at regular intervals during the day. These daily information sessions open the door to a better understanding of the self. Our nature is multidimensional… According to its origin, a dream will inform us about an emotional, intellectual, or spiritual matter to be taken into consideration. According to him, any dream well interpreted will be able to influence our way of thinking, acting and feeling in any practical situation of life.
And if we keep in mind that our dreams are almost always related to subjects that preoccupy us during day time, it will be easier for us to give them a better interpretation. So one of the challenges for the dreamer, if he wants to increase his motivation in dream recall and interpretation, is to convince himself to discover the link between his dreams and his daily life, and see the precious help that they give him at any level of his being. In doing so, he is on his way to become the pearl fisher in his dream world. The presentation is made in three parts: Patients suffering from autoimmune diseases have long been known to go through a significant emotional and psychological distress during the development of their disease.
Although not properly documented, evidence suggests that autoimmune patients often experience vivid dreams but seldom share this highly charged emotional material with the others including their GP or clinicians. The aim of this study is to explore these dreams in dedicated sessions and to provide emotional and psychological support to these patients. This is being done in two stages. During the first stage, consisting of six one-to-one sessions, patients experience techniques such as dream association technique and the Waking Dream Process e.
During the second stage, patients have the option to continue their dream exploration work in groups with other patients. The ultimate goal of this project is to improve the quality of life of these patients by giving them the opportunity to share and explore their dreams. The emotional and psychological benefits of the projects are being measured using the Mental Health Recovery Star form currently used in several NHS services. The present study was a first to establish normative data for Canadian dreams for the major Hall and Van de Castle categories for a large sample. Gender dimensions in the young adult population have been investigated and compared internationally including Europe, the United States, India, and Japan.
These studies have noted a predominance of aggression and a higher ratio of male characters in male dreams. The purpose of this study was to examine whether previously described gender differences in American and other cultures apply to Canadians. Additionally, the ontogenetic pattern of gender differences from adolescence to old age was investigated to determine the evolution of gender differences across the lifespan. For the first analysis, two dreams from males and females for a total of dreams from young adults ranging from 18 to 24 were used.
For the second analysis, one dream from 50 men and 50 women in each of five age groups , , , , , with the exception of only 31 men of 65 to 85 years, were used. Dream reports were scored by two independent judges, with high inter-rater reliability using the Hall and Van de Castle method of content analysis. Two way analyses of variance with gender and age as factors were used for examining the ontogenesis of gender differences.
For female characters, there was a significant main effect for gender, females having more female characters. For total aggression, there was a significant main effect for both gender and age groups. Overall, males had more total aggression and adolescents had more total aggression than all other age groups. For total emotions, there was a main effect for both gender and age group. Females had more emotions and adolescents had more emotions than both young adults and older adults Previously observed gender differences, notably for aggression and emotions seem to be robust and apply to Canadians.
The very significant predominance of aggression and emotions in adolescence compared to older age groups is most interesting and requires more attention. More refined analyses may reveal distinctive characteristics in Canadian dreams. According to the Threat Simulation Theory TST , the experience of threatening events during wakefulness is associated with the incorporation of oneiric threats during dream episodes. The simulation of dream threats relies on the activation of the threat simulation system, a cognitive system which might have been adaptively crucial for human survival.
We have tested this notion with an ontogenetic perspective. Throughout life, the processing of emotion-related stimuli undergoes several changes, which seem to correlate with brain maturation. Due to immature prefrontal circuits, adolescents tend to respond more emotionally than adults to daily situations. Conversely, during senescence, the limbic system shows decreased activity in response to negative stimuli.
The elderly also demonstrate better emotional control and are more attentive to positive information than their younger counterparts. These changes influence the way menacing situations are experienced across the lifespan. According to the TST, it would be expected that while the prevalence of daytime threats may be stable across age, they would be processed in such a way that fewer threats would appear in dreams with age; threat severity would also decrease.
One dream per participant and the corresponding preceding day activities were rated, with control for word count, for quantity, type and severity of threats. Scoring was completed by two independent judges using a subset of the Dream Threat Scale. Consistent with TST and the Continuity Hypothesis, these results suggest that waking management of threats reduces their severity and incorporation into dreams. During this process forgotten dream segments tend to come back and the dream is completed in a healing way.
In when she was very depressed, Byron Katie Mitchell Loving what is; discovered that she suffered when she believed her thoughts. That suffering stopped when she questioned her stressful beliefs and discovered what was really true. She called this inquiry process: This inquiry fits precisely with current research into the biology of mind, for instance that from Antonio Damasio , p. The self-questioning Katie discovered uses a different, less known capacity of the mind to find a way out of its self-made trap.
After doing The Work, many people report an immediate sense of release and freedom from thoughts that were making them miserable. Although most of the time The Work is applied to stressful situations in waking life, Katie also mentioned its value for dream life. Experiences with my own dreams and those of clients showed: The Work enables the dreamer to understand the language of his dream.
The dreamer himself is the ultimate authority on the personal meaning of any dream interpretation. The workshop presenter facilitates his inquiry process. Archaeology operates on an object-based theoretical approach, the discoveries interpreted and evaluated based on Eurocentric perceptions and assumptions. One that explores the origins of a culture through its mythology in conjunction to dreamwork? Ancient cultures and indigenous wisdom embrace dreams and their nature in a way that is not always congruent with contemporary thought and lifestyle.
The contemporary conversations about the nature of dreams and their purpose are plenty and varied, yet much appears to remain unknown. If in the past dreams provided the material to a community that created identities and forged destinies, could this phenomenon still exist in the present, even though such practices are not part of the mainstream culture?
Do dreams have a way of operating in a way that allows them to provide cultural memory through the ages? Just as trauma can be passed down through generations via DNA, there is a possibility that cultural memory can also be transmitted. However, the presenter proposes that the transmission of cultural memory can be attained through dreams. The presenter will share and explore three dreams to demonstrate how it is possible to augment research with dream work that transcends contemporary thought, ties dream material to historical events, and sheds light on the process of how balance is maintained between the revelatory nature of dreams, processing, and wish fulfillment.
The special relationship between dreams and poetry deserves further attention. In contemporary poetry, dreams are a recognized source of inspiration and content. Writing a dream poem can be a form of dreamwork, as Richard Russo has pointed out Dreaming , This session aims to focus on dream poetry through the direct experience of reading poems aloud and hearing them read by others. Reading aloud gives access to the basic auditory element of poetry, and the presence of in-person readers and live audiences builds a community of interest. This dream poetry reading event will gather conference attendees who are open to poetry for an experience and exchange of dream poems, drawing upon the knowledge and understanding of many.
The presenter will begin by reading a selection of half a dozen dream poems. Introductions and commentary will be brief; the emphasis will be on reading and listening.
Participants are encouraged to select one or two dream poems to read to the group, and to bring copies if feasible. Poems in languages other than English may be read in the original language, but participants are asked to bring a translation or paraphrase in English. Reading is voluntary; conferees who wish to listen but not read are welcome.
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This paper is a presentation of the treatment of four cases of frequently occurring nightmares with mutually different causes. In all cases there were one or two recurring nightmare themes. In this presentation I examine — based on two considerations — when using IRT is useful, and when it does not make sense. In all cases, the therapy resulted in an almost complete cessation of nightmares. This proved to be stabilized in a follow-up. The causes of the nightmares and circumstances of these four clients are diverse: The nightmares started at the birth of the first child and continued later on.
The son of this pregnancy had the diagnosis ADHD and this fact had strong emotional impact for the parents. This certainly contributed to the persistence of the nightmares, occurring about once a week. The nightmares started after a divorce. The emotions surrounding the divorce were not sufficiently processed.
The occurrence of nightmares was about three times a week. The nightmares started after the very sudden death of the partner some years earlier. Client lived fairly isolated. She dreamed about twice a week about the death of her deceased partner. The nightmares arose after abuse by a lover-boy in combination with a fragile personality structure. Successful treatment in a specialized clinic took place, but the nightmares persisted, about twice a week.
After answering a questionnaire about nightmares and living conditions, a therapeutic program was compiled in close consultation with the client. The client consented to active participation in this program. Interventions which were used are: Imagery and Rescripting Therapy is rewriting a recurring nightmare theme with a positive ending.
The new dream script is then trained by active imagination. IRT is attracting growing interest and in many cases is an effective tool in dealing with frequently occurring nightmares. In this presentation I examine when using IRT is effective, and when it does not make sense.
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Points of interest are: If IRT is used, it is always in combination with other therapeutic tools, especially relaxation and insight-oriented therapy. I will present the four nightmare sufferers to you and give a brief description of their living conditions, the causes of their nightmare, and the therapeutic approach. In all cases, the therapy resulted in a virtually complete cessation of nightmares. Although these years hold many challenges, including health concerns and physical aging, perhaps the most important challenge we face is finding or continuing to find meaning in our lives.
Now, at 71, a curious elder wonders if and how his own dreams reflect his journey through this second half of life. The presentation will be but a brief exploration of dreaming in the second half of his life. It will highlight the potential of dreams to provide orientation, meaning and guidance. A few significant dreams will serve as beacons for this excursion, as follows: Thirty-six years of dreaming: A vision for the journey, an eye on the next step. The Angel and Gollum. The bright and somber faces of guidance.
The need to make peace with the past. The Luggage or the Jerry Cans. About choices and letting go. The dreamer changes along the way. So does his dreaming. Silence, let the dream speak. Walking is the road. This is also true of the sounds that emerge unexpectedly from our being. Furthermore, actual experience shows that there is an intimate, dynamic, and transformative relationship between the vocal sound and the images in our dreams and lives … that can be made conscious and become transformative by giving outer form to inner movements through a sound emission.
In addition to developing and honing hearing skills, the invitation is to experience learning to listen for — and to — the images that come with the sounds that appear with a dream and the telling of it. We will work with a sound awareness of our dream images that promises to awaken physical, emotional, mental and spiritual movements in our lives, as well as using vocal expression as a medium for our images to take on new forms and significance. We will share a way of working with dreams that is innovative, unexpected, surprisingly practical and deeply moving. In this workshop we will provide ways of working with dreams that are imaginative: Participants will first learn a vocabulary to expand possibilities for consciousness, then develop and hone hearing skills: We will use vocal expression to give outer form to inner movements, in order to be able to hear ourselves from un-expected perspectives, or different states of consciousness.
Our exploration of the intimate and dynamic relationship that exists between images and sounds will show us ways to nurture the dialogue between the inner and outer dimensions of the dream experience. Joining sounds to images will lead to the images taking on new forms and significance. While emitting the sound of the feelings awakened in and by our dream images, we will experience how something that is stuck suddenly begins to flow — at the same time that we unexpectedly find vital issues that were diffuse begin to take form. These movements, happening simultaneously, make for a surprisingly moving way of working with dreams.
The dream of science is to uncover the secrets of nature and the universe at large. How successful has the dream of science been in uncovering the science of dreams, in addressing the big questions posed by the nature of dreaming? We will outline the numerous and prevailing dream theories, examine ways to categorize and compare the different theories proposed to explain dreams. Included are biological, physiological, psychological and phenomenological theories on dreams.
The presentation will include a comparative analysis of these prevailing dream theories and the strengths and weaknesses the different theories and approaches offer. Additionally, Integral Science will be utilised to propose ways forward towards greater coherence in theories to explain dreams. Comparative analysis of existing dreams theories and proposed approaches to move scientific understanding of dreaming forward. Science has been quite successful in uncovering the secrets of nature and has developed powerful tools and criteria to accomplish this objective.
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