EXPLORING THE OUTER EDGES OF SOCIETY AND MIND

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).

For more information on the event please CLICK HERE to head over to The Observatory Room event page.

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

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Dream Telepathy in Brooklyn: An Illustrated Presentation with Dr. Stanley Krippner

Posted in > EVENTS by David on August 28, 2013

 

Gráfico4Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 8:00pm, Dr. Stanley Krippner will discuss the pioneering experiments in “telepathic dreaming” that he and Dr. Montague Ullman carried out at Brooklyn’s Maimonides Medical Center in the 1960s and 1970s. A dreamer would sleep in a soundproof room while his or her rapid eye movements and brain waves were monitored. Meanwhile, a staff member would be in a distant room attempting to “transmit” contents of an art print to the dreamer. These attempts were statistically evaluated, with results exceeding chance expectancy. The telepathic effect was especially strong during period of low geomagnetic activity. Examples will be given, including a six-night series in which the “transmission” came from the audiences of rock concerts by the Grateful Dead in Port Chester, New York.

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, which he co-authored with RTs grandson Sidian Morning Star Jones (Inner Traditions, 2012).

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

For more information on the event please head over to The Observatory Room event page.