Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

The Dimensions of Dreams: The Nature, Function and Interpretation of Dreams 1st Edition

5.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1843100683
ISBN-10: 1843100681
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$23.00 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$47.95 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
31 New from $27.68 16 Used from $23.00
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Prime Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


2016 Book Awards
Browse award-winning titles. See all 2016 winners
$47.95 FREE Shipping. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Unusually comprehensive in its scope and depth, this compendium of dream theory and interpretation backs up Danish psychotherapist Vedfelt's basic premise: any dream contains multiple layers of meaning that can be tapped if the dream is analyzed from a number of different angles. A Jungian by training, Vedfelt has no ax to grind: he's equally at home using Freudian insights or a Jungian framework. He also identifies a third approach that views dreams as attempts to solve problems of daily living?and conveniently lumps into this category the theories of Erich Fromm, Alfred Adler and Montague Ullman. Recent studies of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which suggest that dreaming helps control stress and anxiety, lend support to this pragmatic approach. Vedfelt also discusses less familiar methods and theoreticians: Swiss existentialist psychiatrist Medard Boss's emphasis on letting the dreamer relive the dream phenomena; Gestalt therapy pioneer Fritz Perls's use of dreams to help patients pierce through neurotic personality layers; and those who view dreams as signifiers of body conditions or illness and advocate bodywork therapies like Rolfing (depth massage). Summaries of attitudes toward dreaming in different cultures are concise and illuminating. This is an indispensable resource for psychotherapists and researchers that will also stimulate laypersons who are serious about remembering and analyzing their dreams.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

"The best general introduction to this subject." --Die Welt, Hamburg
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 431 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub; 1 edition (March 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843100681
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843100683
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,426,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
As co-founder of the C.G. Jung Institute, Copenhagen, and as author of several psychological books, Ole Vedfelt has played an important role in establishing Jungian psychology in Denmark. He has received a great deal of recognition in both professional circles and in general cultural debate for, among other things, his original work on male psychology seen from a Jungian perspective and his extensive study on Consciousness.
"The Dimensions of Dreams", which is the first of his books to be published in English, represents a key factor in his efforts to bridge the gap between Jungian psychology and other schools of psychotherapy.
On more than 400 pages Vedfelt gives the reader a thorough and inspired study of all the important dream-theories. Being a Jungian Analyst, the Jungian theory is obviously closest to Vedfelt's heart, but I would not call the book a "Jungian Study" - rather a critical eclectic study of the different theoretical schools with the main focus directed towards the Jungian field. Although the Jungian chapter is the longest, the other theoretical schools are reviewed extensively and the advantages and disadvantages of each of them are thoroughly scrutinized. Vedfelt has systematically analysed the different dream theories - the analysis comprises both the philosophical assumptions as well as their empirical basis - and he illustrates the theories by a great number of dream-examples and their interpretation.
The book begins with a Freudian chapter where Vedfelt explains, illustrates and discusses concepts such as free-association method, dream censorship, dream sources, the Freudian technique of dream interpretation etc.
Read more ›
Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Dimensions of Dreams is the first of the author's books to appear in English - Vedfelt is co-founder of the Jung Institute and the author of numerous books on psychology, and here explores psychology from Freud and Jung to Perls and others. Traditional approaches blend with more modern insights in a title which provides a range of views about sleep research, REM discoveries, and psychology and parapsychology.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
THE DIMENSIONS OF DREAMS is encyclopedic. I mean this in the best use of the term. The book is thorough, with advantage. Unlike what is typically found in an encyclopedia, this volume maintains ongoing cross references and the author is astute enough to connect the dots throughout the history of many dream work schools and techniques. His process provides the reader with a depth and richness to stimulate the rational mind and imagination alike. The scholarship is backed up with years of experience in public and private practice. Indeed, I would rank Ole Vedfeld's study as among the best of its kind; certainly a volume of reflective reference to be keep on hand by both professional and lay dream-culture worker.

The book ranges from Tantra through Freud and Jung to contemporary schools and practices developed by the likes of Fritz Perls, James Hillman, Arnold Mindell. Every reader will find their own affinities; mine include the several names now listed. Justice cannot be done to so immense a volume (431pp) in a reviewers little space. Then suffice it to say that the author is an experienced doctor of dreams and accomplsihed surveyor of dreamscapes. Both qualities avail themselves throughout. One returns to Dr. Vedfelt's work for guiding sign posts along the dreaming-way.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

The Dimensions of Dreams: The Nature, Function and Interpretation of Dreams
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: The Dimensions of Dreams: The Nature, Function and Interpretation of Dreams