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Big dreams : the science of dreaming and the origins of religion

Author: Kelly Bulkeley
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Big dreams' are rare but extremely vivid forms of dreaming that make a strong, lasting impact on waking consciousness. Experiences of big dreaming have played prominent roles in religious and cultural traditions throughout history. This book provides an original, evidence-based analysis of big dreams drawing on research from cognitive science and the comparative history of religions. The goal is to shed new light  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Bulkeley
ISBN: 9780199351534 0199351538
OCLC Number: 921864743
Description: x, 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: Sleep. Evolution ; The brain ; Health ; Culture --
Part II: Dreaming. Recall ; Content ; Continuities ; Discontinuities --
Part III: Big dreams. Aggressive ; Sexual ; Gravitational ; Mystical --
Part IV: Religious experience. Demonic seduction ; Prophetic vision ; Ritual healing ; Contemplative practice --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Kelly Bulkeley.

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Big Dreams is the first full-scale cognitive scientific analysis of highly memorable dreams, with an original theory about their formation, function, and meaning. The book draws on evidence from  Read more...

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this book offers so many other insights into psychology, neurology and dream content analysis, it is well worth your money. * Drs. Susanne van Doorn, Mindfunda *

 
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