Is it possible that the world of dreams is just as real as our waking life? Are our dreams more than just “suds from the brain”? And how can we be sure we aren’t dreaming even now? A therapist who has worked with thousands upon thousands of dreams shares his provocative insights and stories about possibilities you may never have considered. “In the same way that I don’t think that I create my own dream, I don’t think I create my own reality,” says Bosnak. “The reality is created by a form of imagination that goes much deeper than I go.” Hear why.
Bosnak is an internationally acclaimed Jungian analyst, teacher at the C.G. Jung Institute in Boston, and the author of A Little Course in Dreams, Dreaming with an AIDS Patient and Tracks in the Wilderness of Dreaming (Delacorte 1996).
Topics Explored in this Dialogue:
- What all dreamers have in common
- Whether the dream world is “real”
- Treating waking life as dream reality
- Whether dream symbols are universal
- Sharing dream-states with other people
- The nature of aboriginal dreamtime
- Healing grief through dreaming
- Working with AIDS patients and dreams
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 7/9/1996 Program Number: 2579