I am pleased to share with you the release of The Dream and its Amplification, which I have edited together with Nancy Furlotti.
It is available at Amazon, Fisher King Press, Barnes@Noble.
Thanks! Erel Shalit
"In the case of a word which you have never come across before, you try to find parallel text passages... where the word also occurs... If you make the new text a readable whole, you say, 'Now we can read it.' That is how we learned to red hieroglyphics and cuneiform inscriptions and that is how we can read dreams." C. G. Jung, The Tavistock Lectures
The Dream and Its Amplification unveils the language of the psyche that speaks to us in our dreams. We all dream at least 4-6 times each night yet remember very few. Those that rise to the surface of our conscious awareness beckon to be understood, like a letter addressed to us that arrives by post. Why would we not open it? The difficulty is in understanding what the dream symbols and images mean.
Through amplification, C. G. Jung formulated a method of unveiling the deeper meaning of symbolic images. This becomes particularly important when the image does not carry a personal meaning or significance and is not part of a person's everyday life.
Fourteen Jungian Analysts from around the world have contributed chapters to this book on areas of special interest to them in their work with dreams. This offers the seasoned dream worker as well as the novice great insight into the meaning of the dream and its amplification.
Contents & Contributors I. The Amplified World of Dreams - Erel Shalit and Nancy Swift Furlotti
II. Pane e’ Vino: Learning to Discern the Objective, Archetypal Nature of Dreams - Michael Conforti
III. Amplification: A Personal Narrative - Thomas Singer
IV. Redeeming the Feminine: Eros and the World Soul - Nancy Qualls-Corbett
V. Wild Cats and Crowned Snakes: Archetypal Agents of Feminine Initiation - Nancy Swift Furlotti
VI. A Dream in Arcadia - Christian Gaillard
VII. Muse of the Moon: Poetry from the Dreamtime - Naomi Ruth Lowinsky
VIII. Dreaming the Face of the Earth: Myth, Culture, and Dreams of the Mayan Shaman - Kenneth Kimmel
IX. Coal or Gold? The Symbolic Understanding of Alpine Legends - Gotthilf Isler
X. Sophia’s Dreaming Body: The Night Sky as Alchemical Mirror - Monika Wikman
XI. The Dream Always Follows the Mouth: Jewish Approaches to Dreaming - Henry Abramovitch
XII. Bi-Polarity, Compensation, and the Transcendent Function in Dreams and Visionary Experience: A Jungian Examination of Boehme’s Mandala - Kathryn Madden
XIII. The Dream As Gnostic Myth - Ronald Schenk
XIV. Four Hands in the Crossroads: Amplification in Times of Crisis - Erel Shalit
XV. Dreams and Sudden Death - Gilda Frantz