A History of Dream Interpretation: Finding Meaning in Dreams From Ancient Cultures to Modern Societies with Dr. Stanley Krippner

Posted in > EVENTS by David on April 7, 2014

Tom_Paine's_nightly_pestThis presentation will discuss the important role that dream interpretation played in many shamanic practices, the institutionalization of dream work in the dream temples of ancient Greece, the lucid dream practices of Tibetan Buddhism, and the marginalization of dreams until Sigmund Freud made them a key part of Western psychotherapy. Currently, there are five major approaches to dream interpretation:  the cultural, the psychodynamic, the Gestalt, the associative, and group dream work. Examples of each will be given and dream reports from one volunteer will be used to show that dreams are of increasing relevance today.

Stanley Krippner, PhD, professor of psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco, California, is a Fellow in four APA divisions, and past-president of two divisions (30 & 32). Formerly, he was director of the the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, in Brooklyn, NY. He is co-author of Extraordinary Dreams (SUNY, 2002), The Mythic Path, 3rd ed. (Energy Psychology Press, 2006), and Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans (Greenwood, 2007), and co-editor of The Psychological Impact of War on Civilians: An International Perspective (Greenwood, 2003), Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence (APA, 2000), and many other books. His most recent book is The Voice of Rolling Thunder (Inner Traditions, 2012).

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This event is event is produced as a joint collaboration between Liminal Analytics and photographer Shannon Taggart.