by Richard Wilkerson

Reference Section:

Nightmare books recommended by ASD Wiseman, Ann Sayre (1986, 1989). Nightmare help. A guide for adults and children. Ten Speed Press.

Krakow, Barry, & Neidhardt, Joseph (1992). Conquering bad dreams and nightmares. Berkeley Books.

Hartmann, Ernest (1984). The nightmare: The psychology and biology of terrifying dreams. Basic books.

More on Nightmares:

Cushway, Delia, & Sewell, Robyn (1992). Counseling with dreams and nightmares. Sage.

Kellerman, Henry (Ed.) (1987). The nightmare: Psychological and biological foundations. Columbia University Press.

Lazar, Moshe (Ed) (1983). The anxious subject: Nightmares and daymares in literature and film. Undena.

Downing, J., & Marmorstein, E. (Eds.) Dreams and nightmares: A book of Gestalt therapy sessions. New York: Harper & Row, 1973.

Dream Network Directories:

Dream Groups - Peer groups in the United States. Listed each issue of Dream Network Journal by local area. or send for: The Art of Dreamsharing & Developing Dream Groups_ http://www.hmtp.com/new/dream/booklet.html The Dream Network offers this 44 page booklet of valuable information and ideas. The Art of Dreamsharing... contains the best articles from our publication's history on ethics, hints and insights for dreamsharing... both one-on-one and in dream groups. $6.25 per copy (includes P&H). P.O. Box 1026, Moab, UT 84532 #800 Subscription Line: (800) 861-3732

ASD Pamphlet on Starting A Dreamsharing Group. Send a self addressed stamped envelope with $1.00 to ASD How to start a dreamgroup pamphlet
P.O. Box 1600
Vienna, VA 22183
Phone: (703)-242-0062 Fax:(703)-242-8888

Dream and Dreaming resources in the United States. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Dream Resource List
C/O Jill Gregory
Novato Center for Dreams
PO BOX 866
Novato, CA94948

Dream & Dreaming Resources on the Internet. Send $1.00 and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Dreamsharing in Cyberspace
List C/ORichard Wilkerson
4644 Geary Blvd, STE 171
San Francisco, CA 94118


A popular new academic model of the mind based on computer models called Parallel Distributed Processing. Crick & Mitchison noticed that computer nets got overloaded and that random shots through the system seemed to clear it up. They hypothesized that this was a form of un-learning that might take place in the brain during REM sleep phase. Gordon Globus and others have revealed that this theory is a mis-reading of the connectionist neural net work theory and goes against common sense. It is clear in many dreams that there is a narrative, story like pattern and that while difficult at times to understand, is hardly random. Breaks & jumps in the narrative would seen to support Crick& Mitchison, but many breaks retain elements of previous scenes.

Kilborn, Benjamin (1983). On Artemidoros' approach to dreams. Dreamworks, 3(3), Summer, 204-207.

Crick, Francis & Mitchinson, Graeme (1983). The function of dream sleep. Nature, 304(14), July, 111-114.

Crick, Francis & Mitchinson, Graeme. (1986). REM sleep and neural nets. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 7(2&3), 229-50.

Globus, Gordon G. (1993). Connectionism and sleep. In A. Moffitt, M. Kramer, R. Hoffman (Eds.), The Functions of Dreaming. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Hill, Clara E., Diemer, R., Hess, S., Hillyer, A, and Seeman, R. (1993). Are the effects of dream interpretation on session quality, insight and emotions due to the dream itself, to projection, or to the interpretation process? Dreaming, 3(4), 269-280.


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