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by John A. Sanford

eBook Dreams and Healing: A Succinct and Lively Interpretation of Dreams download ISBN: 0809102706
Author: John A. Sanford
Publisher: Paulist Press (1978)
Language: English
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Dreams and Healing book.

Dreams and Healing book.

In this book, Sanford explores the ways in which our dreams lead & urge us toward greater wholeness & healing - again, not in a vague, nebulous New Age fashion, but with sometimes painful precision. Yet there's inward grace to be found through that hard work, however you choose to define the concept.

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Dreams and Healing : A Succint and Lively Interpretation of Dreams. Opens the Understanding of Dreams. Published by Thriftbooks. This book, written some years later, is an excellent follow up. But it can also stand by itself. It is not necessary to read his other book to read this one. It helps to know that Sanford is an Episcopal priest and a Jungian analyst.

The Interpretation of Dreams (German: Die Traumdeutung) is an 1899 book by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, in which the author introduces his theory of the unconscious with respect to dream interpretation, and discusses what would later.

The Interpretation of Dreams (German: Die Traumdeutung) is an 1899 book by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, in which the author introduces his theory of the unconscious with respect to dream interpretation, and discusses what would later become the theory of the Oedipus complex.

John A. Sanford Dreams and Healing: A Succinct and Lively Interpretation of Dreams. ISBN 13: 9780809102709. Dreams and Healing: A Succinct and Lively Interpretation of Dreams.

Manufacturer: Paulist Press International,U. Release date: 1 December 1978 ISBN-10 : 0809121298 ISBN-13: 9780809121298. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york.

Comments: (7)
Yggfyn
In all of John Sanford's books, the man's personality comes through -- warm, compassionate, knowledgeable & quietly strong. In his dual capacities as Episcopal priest & Jungian analyst, he achieves a fusion that's greater than the sum of its parts. And that quality is superbly demonstrated in this short but rich examination of dreams as a way of psychological & spiritual healing.

But before I go on, let me state that while Sanford is devoutly Christian, he's not so in any limiting, dogmatic way. A diehard atheist could find as much wisdom in these pages as anyone else, as Sanford is talking about the spiritual from a psychological viewpoint -- not solely, of course, but in the main. Speaking as a longtime agnostic myself, I've returned to his books many times over the years, and I've always found something new & truthful in them.

In this book, Sanford explores the ways in which our dreams lead & urge us toward greater wholeness & healing -- again, not in a vague, nebulous New Age fashion, but with sometimes painful precision. He never minimizes the hard work of struggling toward greater awareness & the enlarging of the psyche in order to become more of a whole, fulfilled human being. Yet there's inward grace to be found through that hard work, however you choose to define the concept.

While the overview is quite informative, the real meat of the book is in two case studies that examine a series of dreams each from two people. In these specific examples, we see exactly how the process works, step by step -- though it never really ends, not so long as life goes on. In doing so, the reader gets a much better idea of how his or her own dreams might lead to greater understanding & healing of old emotional wounds. And on every page, Sanford's presence is a gently supporting guide, never overbearing or intrusive, always reminding us to have more faith on our own unrealized capabilities. Most highly recommended!
Ffel
Great book
Aloo
Dreams and Healing by John A. Sandford is good, it's help me understand my dreams better, but it relies on psychology too much. I wish Rev. Sandford had used Scripture more in his boook. It would give the book more balance.
Mushicage
Although this book deals with Jungian concepts and theology, the information is expressed in layman's language and is easily grasped.
Vivados
All of Sanford's books are powerful catalysts for inner transformation. In this book, Sanford takes a look at Dreams and Healing from a Jungian perspective. What makes this book so powerful is the authors profound grasp on ancient texts like the Bible, and other historic figures who wrote about dreams and their power to guide us toward health and healing.

Sanford's focus is on understanding archetypes and their multilayered values and meanings. No single archetype conveys a single meaning, but instead carries multiple meanings. He unpacks how the unconscious may control our waking states and drives often unconsciously. When we ignore the power of archetypes, the energy manifests as moods that can be negative and harmful.

He further asserts that Dreams come at the service of health and wholeness. Throughout the book are helpful suggestions for us to apply methods to remember our dreams. If, like me, this is a daunting or difficult task, many helpful suggestions might help you to retrieve dream fragments or the entire dream message.

At the core of this book is an assertion that dreams are divine messages from the ineffable. Sanford unfolds this theme in many ways using Biblical stories as examples of how God seeks to extend help and wholeness to the personality. As a Jungian psychologist, Sanford notes that the core personality is not our 'egoic' state, but rather, we need to bring to light what sits at the core of our selves. The core is more aligned with collective unconscious traits. This organizing principle is what Jung referred to as "Individuation." Individuation is a psychic phenomena where the entire personality undergoes re organization as one moves through the various stages of life. As one integrates the growth processes toward wholeness, a more mature integration occurs.

The entire process unfolds under various levels of dreaming. Sanford notes what he characterizes as "ordinary dreams" and what he calls "big dreams." Tertullian noted, e.g., that some dreams come to assist the soul for its normal functions. Normal dreams to understand our lives better and it is important to keep our awareness on the pulse of these dreams otherwise, they may cause us problems. Big dreams according to Sanford are those that reach further back into our life histories. These dreams often arise from deeply traumatic events in one's life. The author conveys several stories of former clients who experienced war and how these dreams provide a opportunity to resolve unhealed wounds of the past.

Sanford also uses family origin issues as stepping stones to invoke healing. In this regard, his aim is to cover as many major issues that more readers may be experiencing in their lives, but void of an experienced mentor who can guide one.

The entire book is relevant for anyone who may want to take up the task of trying to understand their own past while employing the methods the author notes.

Really fine, and interesting book. If one is void the resources to track down a Jungian Analyst, but desires to use a book as a mentor, this one is exemplary.
Paxondano
The first book I read by John Sanford was DREAMS - GOD'S FORGOTTEN LANGUAGE. This book, written some years later, is an excellent follow up. But it can also stand by itself. It is not necessary to read his other book to read this one.

It helps to know that Sanford is an Episcopal priest and a Jungian analyst.

This book is divided into three sections:

1. The first deals with the structure, levels, and drama of dreams as well as their use and the healing power they have. He gives and example of King Nebuchadnezzar's dream in the book of Daniel, and also has a section on working with our own dreams.

2. The second section deals with eight dreams by a young man named Martin. It basically gives him insight into his own maturity and in the process of analyzing Martin's dreams, Sanford also gives insights into how this can be applied to our own lives.

3. The third section deals with the dreams of a woman named Marie who also had her path in life. As in the section about Martin, Sanford shows how this can apply to our lives, even though the symbols in Marie's dreams differ from Martin's.

Sanford makes a great deal of mention of the "anima" (the woman within the man) and the "animus" (the man within the woman.).

You may or may not finish this book being able to interpret your own dreams - but by reading it, you'll gain a lot of insight about dreams and what they do for us.