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Weaving Dreams into the Classroom

Practical Ideas for Teaching about Dreams and Dreaming at Every Grade Level, including Adult Education

by Curtiss Hoffman & Jacquie Lewis (editors)

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Publisher: BrownWalker Press
Pub date: 2014
Pages: 184
ISBN-10: 1612337260
ISBN-13: 9781612337265
Categories: Research & AdministrationTextbooks & Study GuidesPsychology


Weaving Dreams into the Classroom is an extraordinary anthology which combines the seasoned experience of ten educators at all educational levels to provide the reader with practical, hands-on models for bringing the subject of dreams and dreaming to students. It also includes the perspective of a teenage student who has been embedded in a dream-centered education program since early childhood. The authors come from diverse backgrounds, including academic and clinical psychology, anthropology, and religious studies. Their home institutions range from small private colleges and institutes to large research universities, both in the United States and Great Britain.


In recent years, there has been an unprecedented interest in dreams and how to work with them. This has led to the emergence of dreams in the classroom, running the gamut from elementary schools to graduate schools, from occasional lectures to full-fledged certificate programs.

Hoffman and Lewis, the editors of this remarkable book, have created a unique anthology that is required reading for instructors who plan to launch their students into a world of images, narratives, neural networks, and personal insights that can be found in no other realm of human existence except in the study of dreams.

--Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.
Co-author of Extraordinary Dreams

This book is a unique and valuable source of first-hand information and teaching suggestions from educators experienced in advancing dream work. This information has been assembled from various geographical locales, and is based upon material from elementary school settings to the university level, as well as adult education programs. Each chapter reads clearly and provides wonderful examples of potential challenges and solutions. This text also shows how rewarding and satisfying feedback can be from appreciative dream studies students.

--Robert L. Van de Castle, Ph.D.
Former President of the International Association For the Study of Dreams; author of Our Dreaming Mind

About the Author

Dr. Curtiss Hoffman is professor of anthropology at Bridgewater State University, and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association for the Study of Dreams. He has taught an upper level course, 'Culture and Consciousness,' for many years; this course incorporates dreamwork into the classroom.

Jacquie Lewis holds a Ph.D. in psychology with an emphasis on consciousness and spirituality. She teaches Dream Analysis at California Southern University and is the co-director of the Dream Studies Program at Saybrook University.