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Interesting facts about dreams

Does everyone dream?

Yes. Laboratory studies have shown that we experience our most vivid dreams during a type of sleep called Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep. During REM sleep the brain is very active, the eyes move back and forth rapidly under the lids, and the large muscles of the body are relaxed. REM sleep occurs every 90 – 100 minutes, 3 to 4 times a night, and lasts longer as the night progresses. The final REM period may last as long as 45 minutes. Less vivid dreams occur at other times during the night.

Are dreams in color?

Most dreams are in color, although people may not be aware of it, either because they have difficulty remembering their dreams or because color is such a natural part of visual experience. People who are very aware of color while awake probably notice color more often in their dreams.

Do dreams have meaning?

Although scientists continue to debate this issue, most people who work with their dreams, either by themselves or with others, find that their dreams are very meaningful for them. Dreams are useful in learning more about the dreamer’s feelings, thoughts, behavior, motives, and values. Many find that dreams can help them solve problems. Further, artists, writers, and scientists often get creative ideas from dreams. Read more

Excerpts  from International Association for the Study of Dreams

Books on dreams @ library

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Dreams

Workshop & Talk

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
Joseph Campbell

DreamProgram

Please join us for these workshops and talks on dreams and dreaming by two graduates from the JFK University Consciousness and Transformative Studies Program with specialization in Dream studies.

The Dream studies program was founded by Fariba Bogzaran, Ph.D. It is a pioneering program at an accredited university. The program is designed for students and professionals who desire to work with and explore dreams for use in education, research, consulting and writing.

  • Ryan Hurd who is a dream researcher and writer and just wrote an e-book called “enhance your dream life”.
  • Kevin Kovelant is adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University and recently finished his Masters thesis on Visitation Dreams from the dead. (Note, the website is NOT active yet, but will be soon.)

Dates Saturdays Oct. 3rd & 31st, 2009
Time: 1:30 P.M – 3:30 P.M.
Place: Fukaya Room A
Fremont Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538

- Farah

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