Here are the recent posts I have written for Psychology Today, going back to the middle of last summer. Although each one is written as a stand-alone discussion of a special topic in dreaming, I now realize they also form a series of interrelated texts, like the chapters of a book I didn’t consciously know I was writing….
- The Varieties of Dream Recall – the different practices that might be helpful for people with different types of dream recall.
- The Trickster in Dreams – an archetypal figure of mischief and transformation often appears in dreams to express the chaotic energies of the unconscious.
- Dreaming and Spiritual Practice – focusing especially on big dreams and long-term dream journals.
- The Playful Art of Dream Cartoons – a look at the history of dream cartoons, up to Roz Chast’s new book I Must Be Dreaming.
- Dreams of Losing a Sports Hero – prompted by the departure of Damien Lillard from the Portland Trailblazers NBA basketball team.
- Who is Most Likely to Dream of the Dead? – some people are more likely to experience visitation dreams of those who have already died.
- Nightmares of Climate Change – dreams reflect our interactions with the increasingly disturbed natural environment.
- The Many Functions of Dreaming – a response to those who reject any claim about the alleged functions of dreaming.
- Atheism and Dreaming – why some atheists dismiss dreams, and why they might reconsider doing so if they knew about current dream research.