DREAMS IN YOUR LIFE by Howard E. Smith

DREAMS IN YOUR LIFE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

It is unfortunate that the author has chosen to begin this titillating grab bag of hard and soft dream miscellanea with ""The Occult and Religion in Dreams."" The occult/religious view of dreams--with illustrations ranging from the testimony of a Sioux medicine man through theosophists to Edgar Cayce--is often but one aspect of a subtle, total scheme, so that these bits and dabs are merely a collection of serendipitous exotica. A historical section covers in a hurried, oversimplified, but in the main reliable fashion the work of Freud, Jung and Perls. Then the author opens up the good stuff--a review of landmark laboratory work on dream-sleep and of various current theories. At the close, there are directions for keeping a dream diary and more addenda concerning interpretation of symbols, colors and other misty matters which go on before the alarm clock rings. A little bit about a lot of things--but not up to the Silversteins' Sleep and Dreams (1974).

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1975
Publisher: Doubleday