From Dreaming A Dream To Sharing A Song

Author: Rhonda Bozikis
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 9781545601600
Size: 16.67 MB
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When she first laid eyes on actor Vince Edwards on television, the feelings that emerged would lead to her venture into an unhealthy fantasy world she called home for years. Her parents' separation, being raised with multiple siblings and living with legal blindness placed author Rhonda Bozikis on a dangerous path toward fantasy addiction, as discussed in her autobiography From Dreaming a Dream to Sharing a Song. As time went on, she drifted further from the God she once knew as she led alternate lives, as a loving wife and mother and a fantasy addict who let her fantasies become realities. However, when her young son was killed by a car and she faced the inevitable end of her marriage, Rhonda began to wonder if she could find her way out of her addictive world; that is until she began to find her way again through Jesus, family and songwriting.

Lucid Dreaming New Perspectives On Consciousness In Sleep 2 Volumes

Author: Ryan Hurd
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440829489
Size: 49.20 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this fascinating new collection, an all-star team of researchers explores lucid dreaming not only as consciousness during sleep but also as a powerful ability cultivated by artists, scientists, and shamans alike to achieve a variety of purposes and outcomes in the dream. • Presents a variety of expert perspectives on lucid dreaming from many different cultures that represent a breadth of disciplinary perspectives • Provides theoretical models that integrate scientific reason, mysticism, and individuals' experiences, making way for a new level of sophistication in the study of lucid dreaming • Offers practical insights for therapists, teachers, and researchers as well as students and scholars of psychology, anthropology, and religious studies while containing accessible information and compelling personal narratives that will appeal to general readers

Machine Dreaming And Consciousness

Author: J. F. Pagel
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128037423
Size: 42.96 MB
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Machine Dreaming and Consciousness is the first book to discuss the questions raised by the advent of machine dreaming. Artificial intelligence (AI) systems meeting criteria of primary and self-reflexive consciousness are often utilized to extend the human interface, creating waking experiences that resemble the human dream. Surprisingly, AI systems also easily meet all human-based operational criteria for dreaming. These “dreams are far different from anthropomorphic dreaming, including such processes as fuzzy logic, liquid illogic, and integration instability, all processes that may be necessary in both biologic and artificial systems to extend creative capacity. Today, multi-linear AI systems are being built to resemble the structural framework of the human central nervous system. The creation of the biologic framework of dreaming (emotions, associative memories, and visual imagery) is well within our technical capacity. AI dreams potentially portend the further development of consciousness in these systems. This focus on AI dreaming raises even larger questions. In many ways, dreaming defines our humanity. What is humanly special about the states of dreaming? And what are we losing when we limit our focus to its technical and biologic structure, and extend the capacity for dreaming into our artificial creations? Machine Dreaming and Consciousness provides thorough discussion of these issues for neuroscientists and other researchers investigating consciousness and cognition. Addresses the function and role of dream-like processing in AI systems Describes the functions of dreaming in the creative process of both humans and machines Presents an alternative approach to the philosophy of machine consciousness Provides thorough discussion of machine dreaming and consciousness for neuroscientists and other researchers investigating consciousness and cognition


Author: K. Bulkeley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137085452
Size: 74.88 MB
Format: PDF
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The recent centennial of the original publication of Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams has generated a new wave of critical reappraisals of this monumental work. Considered one of the most important books in Western history, scholars from an astonishing variety of academic fields continue to wrestle with Freud's intricate theories and insights. Dreams is a long overdue collection of writing on dreams from many of the top scholars in religious studies, anthropology, and psychology departments. The volume is organized into three thematic sections: traditions, individuals and methods. The twenty-three articles highlight the most important theories, the most contentious debates, and the most far-reaching implications of this growing field of study.

Dreaming The Southern Song Landscape

Author: Valérie Malenfer Ortiz
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004110113
Size: 70.22 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A study of Chinese landscape painting, centered on the 12th century handscroll, "Dream Journey over Xiao Xiang (Xiao Xiang woyou tu)," in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum.

The Art Of Dreaming

Author: Jill Mellick
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781573245746
Size: 29.46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Encourages readers to integrate dreaming and creativity by playing with their dreams across a range of media, including painting, ceramics, dancing, mask making, and poetry.

Dreaming True

Author: Robert Moss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671785303
Size: 46.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A valuable dream guide shows readers how to use nightly messages from the unconscious to inform and instruct their waking consciousness. Original.

Nurturing Different Dreams

Author: Katherine Turpin
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 163087552X
Size: 61.39 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Increasingly, adolescents and young adults in the United States are racially and socioeconomically diverse, while the teaching population remains predominantly white and middle class. Many youth ministry programs that utilize volunteer mentors recruit adults who are ill-equipped to bridge cultural differences and effectively build sustainable relationships with adolescents who come from different backgrounds than their own. College and university campus ministries that are historically white struggle to provide adequate support and mentoring for students who have traditionally not been represented in the college population. Often, mentoring relationships break down over cultural misunderstandings. As educators who come from backgrounds marked by privilege, Katherine Turpin and Anne Carter Walker draw from their experiences in an intentionally culturally diverse youth ministry program to name the challenges and inadequacies of ministry with young people from marginalized communities. Through engaging case studies and vignettes, the authors re-examine the assumptions about youth agency, vocational development, educational practice, and mentoring. Offering concrete guidelines and practices for working effectively across lines of difference, Nurturing Different Dreams invites readers to consider their own cultural assumptions and practices for mentoring adolescents, and assists readers in analyzing and transforming their practices of mentoring young people who come from different communities than their own.