Dreams pp 361-377 | Cite as

Dialogue with a Skeptic

  • Frederick Crews
  • Kelly Bulkeley


This exchange is a revised transcript of a conversation between Frederick Crews and myself at a public symposium titled “Beyond Freud and Jung? The Interpretation of Dreams, Religion, and Culture,” sponsored by the Religion and Psychology Area (Area 5) of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California on September 23, 2000. Fred’s comments and my response to them are a fitting conclusion to this book because they highlight the ongoing challenges that face anyone who seeks to explore and understand the realm of dreams.


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    See Domhoff, chapter 20 this volume, and Robert Van de Castle, Our Dreaming Mind (New York: Ballantine, 1994), pp. 235–237.Google Scholar
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    Ernest Hartmann, The Nightmare: The Psychology and Biology of Terrifying Dreams (New York: Basic Books, 1984).Google Scholar
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    For more on the lab effect see Kelly Bulkeley, An Introduction to the Psychology of Dreaming (Westport: Praeger, 1997), pp. 63–65.Google Scholar
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  • Kelly Bulkeley

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