Dreaming Souls

Dreaming Souls

Author: Owen Flanagan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195349580

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 238

What, if anything, do dreams tell us about ourselves? What is the relationship between types of sleep and types of dreams? Does dreaming serve any purpose? Or are dreams simply meaningless mental noise--"unmusical fingers wandering over the piano keys"? With expertise in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience, Owen Flanagan is uniquely qualified to answer these questions. And in Dreaming Souls he provides both an accessible survey of the latest research on sleep and dreams and a compelling new theory about the nature and function of dreaming. Flanagan argues that while sleep has a clear biological function and adaptive value, dreams are merely side effects, "free riders," irrelevant from an evolutionary point of view. But dreams are hardly unimportant. Indeed, Flanagan argues that dreams are self-expressive, the result of our need to find or to create meaning, even when we're sleeping. Rejecting Freud's theory of manifest and latent content--of repressed wishes appearing in disguised form--Flanagan shows how brainstem activity during sleep generates a jumbled profusion of memories, images, thoughts, emotions, and desires, which the cerebral cortex then attempts to shape into a more or less coherent story. Such dream-narratives range from the relatively mundane worries of non REM sleep to the fantastic confabulations of deep REM that resemble psychotic episodes in their strangeness. But however bizarre these narratives may be, they can shed light on our mental life, our well being, and our sense of self. Written with clarity, lively wit, and remarkable insight, Dreaming Souls offers a fascinating new way of apprehending one of the oldest mysteries of mental life.

Dreaming the Soul Back Home

Dreaming the Soul Back Home

Author: Robert Moss

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608680580

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 306

View: 718

A practitioner of ancient shamanic techniques for healing and journeying explains how to restore reader's animal spirits, heal old wounds through shamanic dreaming and ultimately recover and grow their souls. Original.

Past Lives, Dreams, and Soul Travel

Past Lives, Dreams, and Soul Travel

Author: Harold Klemp

Publisher: ECKANKAR

ISBN: 9781570433702

Category: Religion

Page: 266

View: 101

Harold Klemp, the leading authority on past lives, dreams, and Soul Travel, brings you startling insights in this breakthrough book. Past Lives--Learn to recall memories of past lives! Lessons of long ago can be recaptured now to help our lives today. Our character is made up of virtues and shortcomings, and all are a development from past lives. Dreams--Dreams are real, another way to find wisdom from the heart. Dreams open new avenues of truth and give insights just for you. Soul Travel--Soul Travel is simply a shift in consciousness. Its main benefit is to let us tap into the wisdom and knowledge of the last great frontier--our inner worlds. To fully, consciously ride the wave of divine love coming into our lives every day. Past Lives, Dreams, and Soul Travel prepares you to set foot on the grandest adventure of your life. Find your true purpose. Find greater love than you've ever known. Find spiritual freedom beyond your dreams. This book can change you forever.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions

Author: Amy Newmark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781611592511

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 833

Sixth sense, gut feeling, instinct. Whatever you call it, sometimes we have no logical reason for knowing something—but still we know it. In this collection, you’ll read 101 stories of intuition, insight, and inspiration that will amaze you and encourage you tap into your own inner wisdom. We all have the ability to tap into our intuition, but often find it hard to do. Dreams and premonitions are often the way our intuition or our faith in the beyond manifest. You will be awed and amazed by these true stories from everyday people who have experienced the extraordinary. The 101 stories in this book will enlighten and encourage you to listen to your dreams and your own inner voice.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and the Unexplainable

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and the Unexplainable

Author: Amy Newmark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781611592719

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 372

Sixth sense, gut feeling, instinct. Whatever you call it, sometimes we have no logical reason for knowing something—but still we know it. In this collection, you’ll read 101 stories of intuition, insight, and inspiration that will amaze you and encourage you tap into your own inner wisdom through your dreams and premonitions. We all have them - magical dreams, eerie premonitions, miraculous, unexplainable moments. You will be awed and amazed by these true stories from everyday people who have experienced the extraordinary. The 101 stories in this book will enlighten and encourage you to listen to your dreams and your own inner voice.

Dreaming Souls

Dreaming Souls

Author: Owen Flanagan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190286545

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 934

What, if anything, do dreams tell us about ourselves? What is the relationship between types of sleep and types of dreams? Does dreaming serve any purpose? Or are dreams simply meaningless mental noise--"unmusical fingers wandering over the piano keys"? With expertise in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience, Owen Flanagan is uniquely qualified to answer these questions. And in Dreaming Souls he provides both an accessible survey of the latest research on sleep and dreams and a compelling new theory about the nature and function of dreaming. Flanagan argues that while sleep has a clear biological function and adaptive value, dreams are merely side effects, "free riders," irrelevant from an evolutionary point of view. But dreams are hardly unimportant. Indeed, Flanagan argues that dreams are self-expressive, the result of our need to find or to create meaning, even when we're sleeping. Rejecting Freud's theory of manifest and latent content--of repressed wishes appearing in disguised form--Flanagan shows how brainstem activity during sleep generates a jumbled profusion of memories, images, thoughts, emotions, and desires, which the cerebral cortex then attempts to shape into a more or less coherent story. Such dream-narratives range from the relatively mundane worries of non REM sleep to the fantastic confabulations of deep REM that resemble psychotic episodes in their strangeness. But however bizarre these narratives may be, they can shed light on our mental life, our well being, and our sense of self. Written with clarity, lively wit, and remarkable insight, Dreaming Souls offers a fascinating new way of apprehending one of the oldest mysteries of mental life.