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1st Edition

Experiences in Social Dreaming

Edited By

W. Gordon Lawrence

ISBN 9781855759169
Published February 21, 2003 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

Social Dreaming is the name given to a method of working with dreams that are shared and associated within a gathering of people, coming together for this purpose. In the first chapter, he outlines some ideas on this phenomenon. Here follows a wide-ranging collection of essays on the experiences of various practitioners, either personal or what they have found when taking this phenomenon into the wider social arena, such as the church, schools, consultancy and working with children.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The social dreaming phenomenon -- Social dreaming: report on the workshops held in Mauriburg, Raissa, and Clarice Town -- Dreaming the future -- Not two and not one -- The science, spirit, chaos, and order of social dreaming -- The discovery of social dreaming -- Relationship and relatedness between the elementary school as a system and its violent parts -- Childreamatrix: dreaming with preschool children—or, bootlegging dreams into the school years -- Deep calls unto deep: can we experience the transcendent infinite? -- Sliding houses in the Promised Land: unstable reality worked through dreams -- Social dreaming and the senior managers’ programme -- Dream intelligence: tapping conscious and non-attended sources of intelligence in organizations -- Paul Lippman interview -- The confusion of dreams between selves and the other: non-linear continuities in the social dreaming experience -- Theatre of dreams: social dreaming as ritual/yoga/literature machine -- Social dreaming: a paradox accepted (a psychoanalyst’s condensed thoughts on social dreaming) -- Associations and reflections on social dreaming -- Social dreaming: dreams in search of a dreamer -- Some thoughts on social dreaming

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