In this volume, Deirdre Barrett brings together the study of dreams and the psychology of trauma. A distinguished group of psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers--among them Rosalind Cartwright, Robert Lifton, and Oliver Sacks--consider here how trauma shapes dreaming and what the dreaming mind might reveal about trauma.
Practically all the popular dream books on the market are written from Hindu, New Age and/or parapsychology viewpoints. In contrast, "Understanding Dreams from God" was written to present a worldview that affirms the historicity and authority of the Torah, Psalms and Gospels. These holy writings acknowledge that God has used dreams and visions to communicate with humanity for thousands of years. They have much to say about supernatural revelation, dream interpretations, purposes and limits of dreams, false dreams and the reality of the spirit world. It is written: For God does speak-now one way, now another-though man may not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men as they slumber in their beds, he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings, to turn man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride, to preserve his would from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword. (Job 33: 14-18)
A detailed and comprehensive examination of dreams, following the courses of the series of dreams of a young university student and a middle-aged woman. Describes the unfolding of these dreams and relates them to the lives of the two individuals. Presents dreams as a wealth of creative possibilities, locked in the unconscious, on which we can draw by learning to understand and relate them to our lives.
"Examines the shifting roles that dreams have played in twentieth-century art and science ... [and] features 100 color and 50 black-and-white illustrations depicting works by a broad range of artists in painting, photography, sculpture, artists' books, video, film, performance, and dance."--Jacket.