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Dreaming Beyond Death A Guide to Pre-Death Dreams and Visions

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ISBN-10: 0807077151

ISBN-13: 9780807077153

Edition: 2006

Authors: Kelly Bulkeley, Patricia Bulkley

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Drawing from a rich understanding of dreaming in culture, history, psychology, and modern dream study, Kelly Bulkeley and Patricia Bulkley"s Dreaming Beyond Death explicitly addresses three common aspects of pre-death dreams and offers interpretations that will aid both dying persons and their caregivers. Rev. Patricia Bulkley"s experience with the transformative possibilities of pre-death dreams as a hospice counselor lend this book a deeply personal and human touch, while Kelly Bulkeley"s insightful analysis and intellectual framework provide an understanding of the deeper meanings behind this type of dreaming. A final chapter provides resources and concrete methods for caregivers to…    
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 7/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Kelly Bulkeley is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and is a former President of the Association for the Study of Dreams. His books include The Wilderness of Dreams: Exploring the Religious Meanings of Dreams in Modern Western Culture; An Introduction to the Psychology of Dreaming; Visions of the Night: Dreams, Relgion, and Psychology; and The Wondering Brain: Thinking about Religion with and beyond Cognitive Neuroscience.

Introduction
Dreams of Mortality
Dreaming and Dying
Across the Life Span
Visitations
Near-Death Experiences
Religion and/or Spirituality
Your Life as a Dreamer
The Nature and Meaning of Dreams
Basic Principles
The Strange Language of Dreaming
Metaphors We Live By, and Die By
The Anticipatory Function
New Dreams: What You Can Learn from Them
Journeys
Passing Away
The Last Dream of Socrates
Modern Transportation
Subtle Shifts
Life Reviews
Just Wish-Fulfillments?
Guides
Light
Companions on the Journey
Family Visitations
Margie's Second Dream
Pre-Death Dreams as Religious Experience
Following the Children
Following the Elders
Family and Faith
Obstacles
Auntie's Visit from Her Mother
Family Traditions, Family Barriers
Dreams, Visions, and Dementia
Painful Secrets
Dying for Her Faith
Care for the Dying
A Broader Perspective
What Is a "Good Death"?
Exploring a Lifetime
Dealing with Your Stuff
Reconciliation
Tending the Soul
Taking One's Own Life
Hummingbirds
Conclusion
Challenges Ahead
A Summary of Methods
The Democracy of Dreaming
Resources for Caregiving for the Terminally Ill
Acknowledgments
Notes
References