The Universal Dream Key by Patricia Garfield
The 12 Most Common Dream Themes Around the World

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Every night, all over the world, sleepers are dreaming variations of the same twelve dreams. The details differ, of course, but the same themes recur in every culture, as they have throughout recorded history. In The Universal Dream Key, internationally renowned authority Dr. Patricia Garfield shows us how to understand our dreams -- and much about ourselves.

Garfield has spent years researching the dreamworld, leading to her discovery of these twelve archetypes. Even those of us who don't usually remember our dreams remember some of these: being chased appearing naked in public not knowing the answers to a test driving a car without brakes falling

Garfield moves from a general motifs to the many recognizable variations, illustrating her account with actual examples. Most important, she offers readers a detailed analysis of the possible meanings, creating a skeleton key to the twelve doors of the subconscious.


About Patricia Garfield

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Cofounder of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Patricia Garfield, PH.D., is one of the wolrd's leading dream experts. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and has written six books on dreams, including the bestseller Creative Dreaming. She lives in Tiburon, California.
Published January 1, 2001 by Diane Pub Co. 356 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Drawing upon the works of psychologist Carl Jung, structuralist Claude Lévi-Strauss and folklorist Vladimir Propp, Garfield (Creative Dreaming), who cofounded the Association for the Study of Dreams, believes that all dreams—despite significant differences in dreamers and their cultures—fall into...

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