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The History of Last Night's Dream: Discovering the Hidden Path to the Soul

The History of Last Night's Dream: Discovering the Hidden Path to the Soul
  

A third of our time on earth is spent sleeping. Yet our dreams, if remembered at all, have been relegated to nothing more than curious anecdotes. This book explores the world of dreams. It tells us how the struggle between what we dream and how we interpret our dreams has shaped ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780061237942
Barcode 9780061237942
Published 1 October 2008 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
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Author(s) By Kamenetz, Rodger
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ISBN-13 9780061237942
ISBN-10 0061237949
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperOne
Publication Date 1 October 2008
International Publication Date 15 October 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Kamenetz, Rodger
Series Plus
Category Mind, Body, Spirit: Dreams & Their Interpretation
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 236g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Dream interpretation, Dreams - Religious aspects
NBS Text Mind, Body & Spirit: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 154.63
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

A third of our time on earth is spent sleeping. Yet our dreams, if remembered at all, have been relegated to nothing more than curious anecdotes. When Freud, a century ago, awakened modern interest in the dream, his theory of interpretation undermined the potential insights dreams had to offer. For Freud, dreams are nothing more than fragmented puzzle parts made up of events from our waking life. Most of us today still live under Freud's far-reaching influence. When we wake up from a disturbing series of images, the first thing we do is explain it away or ignore it.We take away little to nothing and move on with our lives. In this way, we have lost the gift of our dreams. This is the legacy of Freud's dream theory. But what if he is wrong? Rodger Kamenetz's exploration of the world of dreams reopens all the questions we thought were settled. We soon learn how the struggle between what we dream and how we interpret our dreams has shaped Western thought. Learning from an 87 year old female kabbalist in Jerusalem, a suave Tibetan tulku in Copenhagen, and a crusty intuitive postman/dream master in northern Vermont, Kamenetz recovers for us the lost power of our nightly visions.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review [A] powerful and beautifully written book. -- Stephen J. Dubner, bestelling co-author of Freakanomics

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Author's Bio

Roger Kamenetz wrote the landmark international bestseller, The Jew in the Lotus, and the winner of the National Jewish Book Award, Stalking Eljah. He is a Louisiana State University Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies and a certified dream therapist. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, fiction writer Moira Crone.

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