• Julian Manley
Part of the Studies in the Psychosocial book series (STIP)

Applicability and Relevance

There is something ineludibly esoteric about social dreaming. A quick glance at popular publications on dreams and associated topics that seem to be linked to dreams and dream work would be sufficient to make this unfortunate connection. There are many who, before experiencing the process, are sceptical about its value beyond some form of marginalised activity for dreamers and communities, groups and thinkers, more concerned with the so-called mind-body problem and closely associated with various spiritual approaches to life, rather than concerned with research. My personal experience of the process is that all such thoughts are dissipated when someone actually experiences a matrix. This book has, therefore, attempted to place social dreaming in a psychosocial and philosophical context, which, while not mainstream, is not aligned to the spiritual and/or mystical. There is nothing strange about dreaming: we spend half our lives thinking in this way.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julian Manley
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  1. 1.University of Central LancashirePrestonUK

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