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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] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Bulkeley
ISBN: 9780199351534 0199351538
OCLC Number: 970373411
Description: x, 340 pagina's : illustraties ; 25 cm
Contents: IntroductionSection I. Sleep1. The evolution of sleep2. The brain's paradoxical activities in sleep3. The role of sleep in human health and development4. Cultural practices of sleep through historySection II. Ordinary Dreaming5. Dream recall6. Patterns in form and content7. Continuities between dreaming and waking life8. Discontinuities and metaphorsSection III. Big Dreams9. Aggressive 10. Sexual11. Gravitational12. MysticalSection IV. Religious Experiences13. Demonic attack14. Prophetic vision15. Ritual healing16. Contemplative practiceConclusionAppendix: Word search methods in the study of dreamsIndex
Responsibility: Kelly Bulkeley.


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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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