The Nature and Functions of Dreaming
Ernest Hartmann, M.D.
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"Ernest Hartmann has produced one of the most authoritative and well researched works on the function of dreaming ever written, yet presents it in a manner that is as engaging as a novel, unraveling the mystery of dreams with new insight at the turn of every page. Treating us to a wealth of new insights about dreaming, Hartmann shows how dreaming is not simply a bizarre and unique sleep state, but rather a form of mental functioning that is part of a consciousness continuum which extends into the waking state. This work reveals how dreams not only help establish our emotional being and our basic sense of self, but by making new connections expressed in picture-metaphor, they reveal new perspectives that can that help us make important decisions and discoveries." --Robert J Hoss, Director of the DreamScience Foundation