The Dream and Its Amplification unveils the language of the psyche that speaks to us in our dreams.
We all dream at least 4-6 times each night yet remember very few. Those that rise to the surface of our conscious awareness beckon to be understood, like a letter addressed to us that arrives by post. Why would we not open it? The difficulty is in understanding what the dream symbols and images mean. Through amplification, C. G. Jung formulated a method of unveiling the deeper meaning of symbolic images. This becomes particularly important when the image does not carry a personal meaning or significance and is not part of a person’s everyday life.
|cover image A Giant Dream from an original painting by Howard Fox|
I. The Amplified World of Dreams: Erel Shalit & Nancy Swift Furlotti
II. Pane e’ Vino: Learning to discern the objective, archetypal nature of dreams: Michael Conforti
III. Amplification: A Personal Narrative: Tom Singer
IV. Redeeming the Feminine: Eros and the World Soul: Nancy Qualls-Corbet
V. Wild Cats and Crowned Snakes: Archetypal Agents of Feminine Initiation: Nancy Swift Furlotti
VI. A Dream in Arcadia: Christian Gaillard
VII. Muse of the Moon: Poetry from the Dreamtime: Naomy Lowinsky
VIII. Dreaming the ‘Face of the Earth’: Ken Kimmel
IX. Coal or Gold?: The Symbolic Understanding of a few Alpine Legends: Gotthilf Isler
X. Sophia’s Dreaming Body: The Alchemical Mirror of the Night Sky: Monika Wikman
XI. “The Dream Always Follows the Mouth”: Jewish Approaches to Dreaming: Henry Abramovitch
XII. Bi-Polarity, Compensation, and The Transcendent Function in Dreams and Visionary Experience: A Jungian Examination of Boehme’s Mandala - Kathryn Madden
XIII. The Dream As Gnostic Myth: Ronald Schenk
XIV. Four Hands in the Crossroads: Dreams in Times of Upheaval - Erel Shalit
XV. Dreams and Sudden Death: Gilda Frantz
"The Dreams and Its Amplification is a wonderful book for anyone interested in their inner life, their dream life and how the unconscious gives us a map to our lives. 14 different authors, all Jungians, give us a peek into the everyday workings of an analytic practice and dream amplification. Each voice is unique, no two analyst work in exactly the same way, but a common thread runs through the chapters. They all tell us that dreams are important, we need to pay attention, we need to honor this gift from our psyches. If we pay attention and honor our dreams we will be rewarded with a deeper and more meaningful understanding of who we really are beyond our egos.
This book is for both professionals in the field of psychology and the general public. It is accessible, moving and informative. We are given new ways to think about our dreams. If you wake up and ask yourself, "What the heck was that dream about?" this is a book for you. If you have wondered what goes on in those 50 minutes behind closed doors, this a book for you. If you have a curious mind and an open heart, this is a book for you."