The Dream and its Amplification

I am glad to share with you the publication of The Dream and its Amplification, which I have edited with Nancy Swift Furlotti, in which 14 renowned psychoanalysts have contributed chapters, written in a personal way, yet highly professional.  

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

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  • Thanks Kathleen!

  • Haven't received the book yet but I'm looking forward to reading and discussing, especially the chapter with the intriguing title, "Sophia's Dreaming Body, the Night Sky as Alchemical Mirror."  

    Kathleen Burt (Jungian astrologer, yoga teacher.)

    • Hi Kathleen,

      I hope you will enjoy that chapter, by Monika Wikman, and others as well. Btw, this Saturday, Oct 5, we will have a book launch at the Los Angeles Jung Institute, and Monika will be there as well, speaking about and possibly reading from her chapter.


    • Thanks, Erel.  I live in Florida now, and unfortunately will miss Monika's talk in LA. I'll mention it my Southern Ca friends, and hopefully we can arrange something on the East Coast.


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