03/30/12 08:31 PM Filed in: Culture and Psychology
Life Dreams: Field Notes on Psi, Synchronicity, and Shamanism
By Douglass Price-Williams Ph.D
Here’s a description of the book from the publisher’s website:
An astounding real-life tale, initiated by an informal dream-telepathy experiment suggested by Carlos Casteneda over lunch in Los Angeles in 1974, an eminent UCLA professor, recognized as a founder of the field of cross-cultural psychology, unwittingly steps into an 11-year labyrinth of wildly anomalous and synchronistic experiences. Playfully putting to the test his classical training and sensibilities, the ensuing events and dreams were recorded by himself and colleagues in thousands of pages of precise notes, finally brought into an astounding an unexpected coherence, and condensed into this improbable true-life narrative. As we are taken with him on the trail of the Nagual, don Juan, and Casteneda's enigmatic and sometimes prevaricate tendencies, a far deeper realization unfurls, one that shows itself to be much closer to home, and waiting silently at the boundaries of our common conception. Following up on the unfinished business of Jung, and trailblazing with authority clear paths into long-taboo territories, Professor Price-Williams candidly reminds us of the mystery that gives blood to science, the discipline required to bring deep patterns to light, and truly above all, of how much more we still have to learn.
A link to Douglass Price-Williams’ blog on dreams was added to “Interesting People and Sites” in the sidebar. For anyone interested in a creative look at dreams and dream research, this is a worthwhile click.
04/19/12 08:27 PM Filed in: Culture and Psychology
Roland Tharp published a review of Price-Williams’ book Life Dreams
the monthly newsletter of the Association for Humanistic Psychology (ahpweb.org
To read the review, click here