Dement, William C. The Promise of Sleep. New York: Random House, 1999. One ofthe pioneers in sleep research presents a comprehensive overview of sleep for the general public. Chapters 13 and 14 specifically deal with dreaming, while research pertinent to dreaming is also found in other chapters.
Farthing, G. W. The Psychology of Consciousness. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1992. In a scholarly book emphasizing research on various aspects of consciousness, Farthing examines dreaming in three chapters and related phenomena in two other chapters. Freud, Sigmund. The Interpretation of Dreams. Translated by Joyce Crick, edited by Ritchie Robertson. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. This is the classic book that outlined Freud's theory of the mind and revolutionized thinking about dreams. Hall, James A. Patterns ofDreaming. Boston: Shambhala, 1991. Hall looks at dream interpretation from a Jungian perspective with an emphasis on clinical application. This intellectually sound book contains excellent historical background and well-rounded coverage of different approaches toward dream interpretation, including a brief look at Piotrowski's system. Kallmyer, J. D. Hearing the Voice of God Through Dreams, Visions, and the Prophetic Word. Harre de Grace, Md.: Moriah Press, 1998. This book is an excellent source for a spiritual examination of dreaming.
See also: Analytical Psychology: Carl Jung; Consciousness: Altered States; Psychoanalytic Psychology and Personality: Sigmund Freud; Sleep.
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