The Dream and It Amplification unveils the language of the psyche that speaks to us in our dreams.
We all dream at least 4-6 times each night yet remember very few. Those that rise to the surface of our conscious awareness beckon to be understood, like a letter addressed to us that arrives by post. Why would we not open it? The difficulty is in understanding what the dream symbols and images mean. Through amplification, C. G. Jung formulated a method of unveiling the deeper meaning of symbolic images. This becomes particularly important when the image does not carry a personal meaning or significance and is not part of a person’s everyday life.
Fourteen Jungian Analysts from around the world have contributed chapters to this book on areas of special interest to them in their work with dreams. This offers the seasoned dream worker as well as the novice great insight into the meaning of the dream and its amplification.
Contributors to this edition of the Fisher King Review include: Erel Shalit, Nancy Swift Furlotti, Thomas Singer, Michael Conforti, Ken Kimmel, Gotthilf Isler, Nancy Qualls-Corbett, Henry Abramovitch, Kathryn Madden, Ron Schenk, Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, Christian Gaillard, Monika Wikman, and Gilda Frantz.
I. From Interpretation to Amplification - Erel Shalit & Nancy Swift Furlotti
II. Amplification: A Personal Narrative - Tom Singer
III. Pane e’ Vino: Learning to discern the objective, archetypal nature of dreams - Michael Conforti
IV. Dreaming the ‘Face of the Earth’ - Ken Kimmel
V. Coal or Gold? - Gotthilf Isler
VI. Redeeming the Feminine - Nancy Qualls-Corbett
VII. Dream Animals as Archetypal Agents of Initiation - Nancy Swift Furlotti
VIII. “The dream always follows the mouth”: Jewish approaches to dreaming - Henry Abramovitch
IX. Polarity in Jung's Compensatory Function and Bi-Polarity: Prospective and Reductive Views - Kathryn Madden
X. The Call From Without: The Dream As Gnostic Myth - Ron Schenk
XI. Muse of the Moon: On Poetry Out of the Dreamtime - Naomi Ruth Lowinsky
XII. A Dream in Arcadia - Christian Gaillard
XIII. Sophia’s Dreaming Body: Alchemical Mysteries of Multiplicity and Unity - Monika Wikman
XIV. Four hands in the crossroads: dreams in times of upheaval - Erel Shalit
XV. Dreams and Sudden Death - Gilda Frantz