Suggested Reading List




also for an in-depth list of books go to the IASD Bookstore and listing

Books - Dream Research

Content is predominantly research based or theory derived from the scientific study of dreams.

·         Barrett D. L. (Ed.) (2001)  The Committee of Sleep: How Artists, Scientists, and Athletes Use Dreams for Creative Problem Solving
--and How You Can Too. 
 Kindle Edition (2015)

·         Barrett D. L. (Ed.) (2001) Trauma and Dreams, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001 paper

·         Barret & McNamara (Eds.), The New Science of Dreaming: Vol. 1-3, Westport Connecticut, Praeger

·         Cardeña E., Lynn S.J., and Krippner, S. (Ed) Varieties of anomalous experience: Examining the scientific evidence  American Psychological Association, Washington, DC: 2000

·         Domhoff , G. William, (1996). Finding Meaning in Dreams: A Quantitative Approach. New York: Plenum.

·         Domhoff , G. William, (2003). The Scientific Study of Dreams: Neural Networks, Cognitive Development, and Content Analysis. American Psychological Association Washington,

·         Hall C., and Van de Castle R., (1966). The Content Analysis of Dreams, Appleton-Century-Croft, New York,

·         Hartmann E., (1973) The Functions of Sleep, Yale University Press

·         Hartmann, E. (1984) The Nightmare, Basic Books, NY

·         Hartmann, E. (1998) Dreams and Nightmares: The New Theory on the Origin and Meaning of Dreams. New York: Plenum Press.

·         Hartmann, E. (2011) The Nature and Functions of Dreaming, Oxford University Press, 2011 (pending)

·         Hobson, J. A., (2003) Dreaming: An Introduction to the Science of Sleep. Oxford University Press, USA

·         Hoss, R. (2005). Dream Language: Self-Understanding through Imagery and Color. Chapter 3,  Ashland: Innersource

·         Krippner, S. & Ellis, D.J. (2009) Perchance to Dream: The Frontiers of Dream Psychology; Nova Science Publishers

·         Moffitt, A., Kramer, M., Hoffmann, R. (1993) The Functions of dreaming, State Univ of NY Press, Albany

·         Pace-Schott E.F., Solms M., Blagrove M., Harnad S. (Eds.), (2003) Sleep and Dreaming. New York, USA, Cambridge University Press.

·         Ullman M., Krippner S., Vaughan A., (1973) Dream Telepathy, Macmillan Publishing, NY. NY.

·         Van De Castle, R. L. (1994). Our Dreaming Mind.  New York, USA: Ballantine Books



·         Dreaming:  Journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams, a benefit of membership in the International Association for the Study of Dreams,

·         International Journal of Dream Research:



·         Schneider, A., and Domhoff, G., (1999). :


Books - Dream Theory and Dreamwork

 The following resources are excellent for personal or professional dreamwork or a general interest in dream theory.  Content typically includes psychological findings and approaches, theory and in many cases research based content.

·         D. L. Barrett, The Committee of Sleep: How Artists, Scientists, and Athletes Use their Dreams for Creative Problem Solving—and How You Can Too,  NY: Crown Books/Random House, 2001 

·         Kelly Bulkeley and P.Bulkley, Dreaming Beyond Death; Beacon Press (2005)

·         Dream Time, a Publication of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and a benefit of membership,

·         Gayle Delaney, Breakthrough Dreaming, Bantam Books 1991 

·         M. Emery, The Intuitive Healer, St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1999 

·         A. Faraday, Dream Power, Berkeley Publishing, 1972

·         A. Faraday, The Dream Game, Harper & Row, 1974

·         D. Feinstein and S. Krippner, Personal Mythology, Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, 1988 

·         D. Feinstein and S. Krippner, The Mythic Path, Tarcher/Penguin Putnam, 1997 

·         P. Garfield, The Healing Power of Dreams, 1991, Simon and Schuster

·         P. Garfield, The Dream Messenger: How Dreams of the Departed Bring Healing Gifts; Simon & Schuster, 1997

·         P. Garfield, Your Childs Dreams, Balantine, NY 1984

·         C. Hall & V. Nordby, A Primer of Jungian Psychology, A Mentor Book, Canada 1973

·         C. Hoffman, The Seven Story Tower:  A Mythic Journey through Space and Time.  Insight Books, Plenum Press, New York and London, 1999. 

·         R. Hoss, Dream Language: Self-Understanding through Imagery and Color, Innersource, Ashland Oregon, 2005

·         C. G. Jung, The Portable Jung, Edited by Joseph Campbell, The Viking Press, N.Y. 1971

·         C. G. Jung, Mandala Symbolism, Princeton University Press, 1972

·         C. G. Jung, Man and His Symbols, New York, Dell Publishing, 1973

·         S. Krippner (1990)  Dreamtime & Dreamwork, Jeremy P. Tarcher Inc. Los Angeles, CA.

·         S., Krippner, F. Bogzaran,  A.Percia De Carvalho, Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them, SUNY Press, New York, (2002) 

·         S. Krippner, and M. R. Walsman, Dreamscaping, Lowell House, Los Angeles, CA, 1999 

·         S. LaBerge, Lucid Dreaming, Ballantine Books (1985)

·         J. Lasley,  Honoring the Dream: A Handbook for Dream Group Leaders, Mount Pleasant: DreamsWork Publications, 2004

·         F. S. Perls, Gestalt Therapy Verbatim, Bantam Books, Real People Press, 1974

·         Rosner, Lyddon, Freeman (Eds.), Cognitive Therapy and Dreams, Springer Publishing Company, 2003. 

·         A. Siegel and K. Bulkeley, Dreamcatching, Three Rivers Press, New York (1998)

·         A.Siegel, Dream Wisdom, Celestial Arts, Berkeley (2003)

·         J. Taylor, Dream Work - Techniques for Discovering the Creative Power in Dreams, Paulist Press, Mahwah New Jersey, 1983   

·         J. Taylor, Where People Fly & Water Runs Up Hill - Using Dreams to tap the Wisdom of the Unconscious, Warner Books, New York, 1992 

·         J. Taylor, The Living Labyrinth - Universal Themes in Myths, Dreams, & the Symbolism of Waking Life, Paulist Press, Mahwah New Jersey, 1998  

·         M. Ullman, and N. Zimmerman, Working With Dreams, Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, 1985 

·         R. L. Van De Castle, Our Dreaming Mind, Ballantine Books, New York 1994

·         Robert Waggoner, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self , Moment Point Press, Needham, Mass 2009

·         Rosa Anwandter (Ed) Los Sueños el Espejo del Alma (Dreams, Mirror of the Soul), Platero, Santiago, Chile, 1998


Selected Dream Research Articles & Studies

·         Alain G., (2003)  Hôpital Sacré-Cœur of Montreal, University of Montreal, “Replication of the Day-residue and Dream-lag Effect”, presented at the Twentieth International Conference of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkeley California 2003

·         Bakan P., “Dreaming, REM sleep and the right hemisphere: A theoretical integration,” Journal of Altered States of Consciousness, pp. 285-307

·         Barrett D.L., (1992) “Just how lucid are lucid dreams?”,  Dreaming: Journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Vol 2(4) 221-228, Dec 1992.

·         Barrett D.L., (1991) “Flying dreams and lucidity: An empirical study of their relationship”, Dreaming: Journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Vol 1(2) 129-134, Jun 1991.

·         Melinda Beck, Wall Street Journal Health Journal (JULY 20, 2010)  “How to Tame Your Nightmares: Therapies Teach Sleepers to Change the Ending of Their Dreams—or Even Take Flight”

·         Blagrove M. T., Burron L., Bradshaw C. (2003),  “Dream Recall Frequency is associated with openness to experience but not sleep length,” SLEEP 26

·         Dang-Vu, (2007)  “Neuroimaging of REM Sleep and Dreaming”, In D. Barret & P. McNamara (Eds.), The New Science of Dreaming: Vol. 1. Bilogical Aspects (pp. 77-82). Westport Connecticut, Praeger

·         Feinstein, D. (1990) "The Dream as a Window to Your Evolving Mythology," in S. Krippner, Dreamtime & Dreamwork, Jeremy P. Tarcher Inc. Los Angeles, CA., pp. 21-33

·         Fiss, (1986)., “An experimental self-psychology of dreaming” Journal Of Mind And Behavior 1986, 7, 161-191

·         Fosse, Hobson, and Stickgold, (2003), “Dreaming and Episodic memory: a functional dissociation,” Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15: 1-9,

·         Fosse, Fosse and Stickgold  (2003) "Response to Schwartz:  Dreaming and episodic memory."  Trends in Cognitive Sciences vol 7, August 2003.

·         Foulkes, (1982) "Dream reports from different stages of sleep," Journal of ... Kamiya (1982) p. 242. 151

·         Funkhouser A.T., Hirsbrunner H-P, Cornu C.,  Barhro M. (1999), “Dreams and dreaming among the elderly: an overview,”  Aging & Mental Health 3(1): 10-20.

·         Gackenbach, J.; Kuruvilla, B., (2008). The relationship between video game play and threat simulation dreams. Dreaming. Vol 18(4), Dec 2008, 236-256

·         Giambra L. M., Jung R.E., Grodsky A. (1996), “Age changes in dream recall in adulthood,” Dreaming 6:17-31.

·         Gorman C., (2004) “Why We Sleep,” Time Magazine, 20 December 2004

·         Greenberg, R., Pearlman, C. (1975). “Rem Sleep and the Analytic Process”, Psychoanal Q., 44:392-403

·         Hartmann E (1996): Outline for a Theory on the Nature and Functions of Dreaming. Dreaming, 6: 147-170.Hartmann E, Rosen R, Rand W, (1998). Personality and Dreaming: Boundary Structure and Dreams, Dreaming, 8: 31-40

·         Hartmann, E. (1999). Dreams Contextualize Emotion: A new Way of Understanding Dreams and Dream Symbolism. Psychoanalytic Dialogues. 9: 779-788.

·         Hartmann, E. (1999). The nightmare is the most useful dream. Sleep and Hypnosis. 1: 199-203.

·         Hartmann, E. (2000). The Waking-to-Dreaming Continuum, and the Effects of Emotion. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 23: 947-950.

·         Hartmann, E., Zborowski, M., Kunzendorf, R. (2001). Emotions pictured by the dream: an examination of emotions contextualized in dreams. Sleep, 24-S, A174-175.

·         Hartmann, E. (2001) Dreams and Poetry: the same basic mechanism. Psychotherapy Forum. 8(1): 3-6.

·         Hartmann, E., Basile, R. (2003). “Dream Imagery Becomes More Intense After 9/11/01”. Dreaming, 13:61- 66

·         Hartmann, E. (2006 ) “Is the CI (Central Image) the Fast Lane on the Royal Road to the Unconscious?” Dream Time

·         Hartmann, E, and Brezler, T. (2006) “A Systematic Change in Dreams after 9/11/01”. Sleep 29-S, p A- 48

·         Herman, J., Roffwarg, H., & Tauber, E. (1968). Color and other perceptual qualities of REM and NREM sleep. Psychophysiology, 5, 223–229

·         Hiscock M. and Cohen D. B., (1973) “Visual imagery and dream recall,” Journal of Research in Personality, 1973, 7, 1; 9-188.

·         Hobson, J. A., Pace-Schott, E. F., Stickbold, R. (2003). “Dreaming and the brain: toward a cognitive neuroscience of conscious states”.  In E.F. Pace-Schott, M. Solms, M. Blagrove, S. Harnad (Eds.), Sleep and Dreaming. New York, USA, Cambridge University Press.

·         Hobson, J. A. (2007) “Current Understanding of Cellular Models of REM expression”  in Barret & McNamara (Eds.), The New Science of Dreaming: Vol. 1. Bilogical Aspects (pp. 77-82) Westport Connecticut, Praeger

·         Hoss R., (1999) “The Appearance of Color in Dreams”, Dream Time: a Publication of the Association for the Study of Dreams, volume 16, Number 4, 1999

·         Hoss (2010) “Evidence of Wisdom in Dreams”  Presented at the  27th Annual Conference of the IASD  June 2010;  Asheville, North Carolina ( abstracts or

·         Hoss, R. (2010).  “Content analysis on the potential significance of color in dreams: a preliminary investigation”,  International Journal of Dream Research Volume 3, No. 1

·         Hoss & Hoss (2010) “The Dream to Freedom Technique”, Energy Psychology Journal, vol 2

·         Humphrey M., Zangwill O., (1951) “Cessation of dreaming after brain injury”, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 14 (1951), pp. 322-325, cited in [1].

·         Kahn, E., Dement, W., Fisher, C., Barmack, J. (1962).  “Incidence of color in immediately recalled dreams”. Science; 137:1054-1055

·         Kahn D., (2004) “Consciousness in Dreaming: Awareness of Feelings”, presentation at the conference, Towards a Science of Consciousness, 2004

·         Kellogg, E.  “Psychopompic Dreaming: Visits With Those Who Have Passed On?”

·         Murzyn, E., (2008). “Do we only dream in colour? A comparison of reported dream colour in younger and older adults with different experiences of black and white media”.  Consciousness and Cognition, Volume 17, Issue 4, December 2008, Pages 1228-1237 

·         J. Panksepp, (2003)  “The dream of reason creates monsters,” Sleep and Dreaming, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2003, p. 200

·         Revonsuo & Valli (2000) Testing the Threat Simulation Theory of the Function of Dreaming. Psyche: 6 (8)

·         Roffwarg, H., Herman, J., Bowe-Anders, C., Tauber, E. (1978). The Effects of Sustained Alterations of Waking Visual Input on Dream Content. H.  In The Mind in Sleep: Psychology and Psychophysiology, Hillsdale, NJ

·         Schredl, M. (2008).  Laboratory references in dreams: Methodological problem and/or evidence for the continuity hypothesis of dreaming? International Journal of Dream Research : Volume 1, No. 1

·         Schredl M. (2003), “Effects of State and Trait Factor on Nightmare Frequency,” SLEEP 26

·         Schredl, M., Fuchedzhiea, A., Hämig, H., Schindele, V. (2008).  Do we think dreams are in black and white due to memory problems?  Dreaming;  18-3: 175-180

·         Schwitzgebel, E., (2002) “Why Did We Think We Dreamed in Black and White?”  Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 33: 649-660  

·         Stewart, D., Koulack, D. (1993) “The function of dreams in adaption to stress over time,” Dreaming, Journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams, December 1993, Volume 3, No. 4,  p. 2593, 259-268

·         Stickgold R. (2005) "Sleep-dependent memory consolidation". Nature. 2005 Oct 27;437(7063):1272-8

·         Ullman, (1959) “Adaptive Significance of the Dream” Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease: Vol 129, Iss-2







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