This is a hands-on manual for anyone who is interested in dreams. At the same time, it is the story of a personal journey through the dream world by the author and several of his patients and students. Robert Bosnak offers exercises and strategies for studying dreams, including:
• Remembering and recording dreams
• Analyzing a written dream text
• Studying a series of dreams for its underlying themes
• Using the techniques of active imagination and amplification
• Working on dreams alone, in pairs, and in groups
Through this Little Course in Dreams it becomes clear that the imagination is a powerful force that simultaneously "poisons" us and provides the remedies to the soul's ills. Dreamwork thus opens the way to the healing and transformation of the soul.
"One of the best and most complete introductions to dreamwork."—Spiritual Frontiers
"At the more interesting end of the dream book spectrum we find books like Bosnak's, in which, after the basics of remembering and recording are taken care of, we get a taste of the interest and excitement the author feels on the subject of dreams, as we are invited to involve ourselves in our dreams, first through the eyes of the author and then entirely on our own."—New Age Digest
"Why do I like this book? It's full of surprises, charming, intelligent, subtle yet simple; not mystical or pompous as dream books tend to be. It never talks down. Ideas are original, deep, and many, and they are packed right into dream examples. This 'little course' is big stuff! There's nothing like it anywhere."—James Hillman, author of The Soul's Code
About the Author:
Robert Bosnak is a Dutch Jungian analyst, trained in Zurich, with a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He trains analysts at the C. G. Jung Institute in Boston and teaches dream workshops in the United States, Holland, Germany, and Japan.