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The Mystery of Dreams

1st Edition

By William Oliver Stevens


284 pages

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Originally published in 1950, this title includes instances of dreams in published records from both British and American societies of psychical research, covering six decades. This work had been previously inaccessible to the ordinary reader. Other stories have come from friends and acquaintances of the author and in his introduction he states that: ‘the chief purpose of this collection is to present examples of apparently significant dreams, those that "come true", there will be no effort in these pages to debate possible explanations based on known laws, either of chance or of psychology. Readers are able to exercise their own ingenuity to this end. The material is offered here simply as evidence of a striking phenomenon in human consciousness, which, instead of being brushed aside as superstition, calls for serious study. It may have a profound bearing on the riddle of human personality.’

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. The Dream in Literature 2. Symbolism in Dreams 3. The Solution of a Problem 4. Telepathic Dreams 5. Clairvoyant Dreams 6. Warning and Prophetic 7. Warning and Prophetic Continued 8. Borderland Dreams 9. Concurrent and Reciprocal 10. Miscellaneous. Conclusion. Index.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Sleep and Dreams

Routledge Library Editions: Sleep and Dreams (9 Volumes) brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a small series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1935 and 1988. An eclectic mix, the set looks at sleep and dreams from a number of different perspectives, including philosophy, psychoanalysis and science. It includes a sourcebook, which reviews areas of sleep and dream research, and a dictionary to help people interpret their own dreams.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology