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Prophetic Vision

Kelly Bulkeley

in Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199351534
eISBN:
9780199351565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351534.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the cross-cultural religious phenomenon of prophetic visions in dreams. The widespread occurrence of these kinds of visually intense, future-oriented dreams has prompted both ... More


Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion

Kelly Bulkeley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199351534
eISBN:
9780199351565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351534.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

“Big dreams” are rare but extremely vivid forms of dreaming that make a strong, lasting impact on waking consciousness. Experiences of big dreaming have played prominent roles in religious and ... More


Mystical

Kelly Bulkeley

in Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199351534
eISBN:
9780199351565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351534.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at the “mystical” prototype of big dreaming. These kinds of dreams often involve vivid experiences of magically flying, interacting people who have died as if they were alive ... More


Demonic Seduction

Kelly Bulkeley

in Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199351534
eISBN:
9780199351565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351534.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the cross-cultural religious phenomenon of demonic seduction in dreams. The prevalence of these kinds of strangely intense, sexually tinged dreams has elicited fear and ... More


Gravitational

Kelly Bulkeley

in Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199351534
eISBN:
9780199351565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351534.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at the “gravitational” prototype of big dreaming. These kinds of dreams often involve vivid experiences of falling, paralysis, collapsing environments, tidal waves, and other ... More


Conclusion

Kelly Bulkeley

in Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199351534
eISBN:
9780199351565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351534.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The conclusion summarizes the book’s argument that dreaming is a primal wellspring of religious experiences, beliefs, and practices. Scientific research on big dreams shows that the naturalistic ... More


Aggressive

Kelly Bulkeley

in Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199351534
eISBN:
9780199351565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351534.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at the “aggressive” prototype of big dreaming. These kinds of dreams often involve vivid experiences of being chased or violently attacked, and many people wish they could ... More


Introduction

Kelly Bulkeley

in Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199351534
eISBN:
9780199351565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351534.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The introduction explains that big dreams are the “black swans” of dream research—rare but highly impactful experiences revealing new aspects of brain/mind functioning with important relevance for ... More


Sexual

Kelly Bulkeley

in Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199351534
eISBN:
9780199351565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351534.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at the “sexual” prototype of big dreaming. These kinds of dreams often involve vivid experiences of romantic activity, pregnancy, and sexual arousal, sometimes leading in ... More


Jerry Bock: Born: November 23, 1928, New Haven, Connecticut

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Jerry Bock. It opens with an extended commentary of his career, and moves on to giving details on productions, with data and song information. Bock grew up in ... More


Ritual Healing

Kelly Bulkeley

in Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199351534
eISBN:
9780199351565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351534.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the cross-cultural religious phenomenon of ritual healing in and through dreaming. The widespread practice of healing-oriented rituals involving dreams has always involved a ... More


Contemplative Practice

Kelly Bulkeley

in Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199351534
eISBN:
9780199351565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351534.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the cross-cultural phenomenon of contemplative practice in dreaming. Methods of meditation and prayer can alter people’s states of consciousness in sleep and dreaming, something ... More


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