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Why we dream: the definitive answer

How dreaming keeps us sane, or can drive us mad

by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell

The remarkable story of how the Irish psychologist Joe Griffin went on a quest to discover why dreaming evolved and eventually succeeded.

With a strikingly simple, intuitively and scientifically satisfying explanation for why we dream, he reveals what dreams do for us and gives readers the key to understanding their own remembered dreams.

Since earliest times, humankind has puzzled over and been inspired by the self-evident symbolism in dream. In modern times the phenomenon remained a mystery to science until the explanation revealed in this book was announced, tested and found useful.

Thanks to Griffin's experiments and his 'expectation fulfilment theory' we now know that dreaming keeps us sane, or, in certain circumstances, can drive us mad (psychotic). And this knowledge has opened up wonderful new possibilities for humanity: greater creativity; improved mental health and deeper understanding of who we are.

Why we dream is full of real-life stories, dream examples and case histories. It also explains why dreaming and daydreaming are crucial to human development, and why stories and metaphors have universal appeal. Why we dream: the definitive answer will genuinely change lives and rejuvenate psychology.

Key topics covered:
How to work out what our dreams really mean
How daydreaming, hypnosis, creativity, dreaming and lucid dreaming are related
Why our dreams seem so intense and significant when we experience them, and yet are so easily forgotten
Why everyone loves stories
The connection between emotions and dreams
Why psychotic people appear to be living out bad dreams
Why animals dream differently from us ... and much more.

Product Code BK-173
Author/s by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell
ISBN 978-1-899398-42-3
Format Paperback (288pp)
Publisher HG Publishing
Price: £11.99

Why we dream: the definitive answer 

Price:  £11.99


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[This book] exquisitely scythes through the Gordian knot created by past dream theories ... it provides lucid and compelling evidence for how our night- and daydreams not only mould our personalities but also lie at the very heart of being human."

Dr Clive Bromhall, author of 'The Eternal Child'


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