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April 4th, 2006

The applied lucid dream

Post by site admin posted in General, Daniel Erlacher

Stature in Italy

With the new online questionnaire we would like to find out whether you have used (one of) your lucid dreams for a particular purpose, for example to change nightmares into more pleasant dreams, to learn a sport, solve a problem, etc. Please feel free to name a different use you have found for your lucid dreams.

To the Klartraum site


On March 17, 2006 Professor Detlev von Uslar will celebrate his 80th birthday. I would like to use this occasion to introduce him here, because he examined the theme of dreaming intensively and thoroughly. Read more...

April 23rd, 2005

Gambling with dreams

Post by site admin posted in General, Harry Bosma

lottery balls

I dreamt about this last night. I read about it in Anthony Shafton's book Dream-Singers, a few weeks ago. He describes how African Americans use dreams for numbers gambling. Although they may do it less than they used to. What I found interesting is that it only works with dreams of others. Which means that gambling motivates people to share dreams. They may not be much interested in the dreams themselves, but it still helps to create a setting in which dream sharing becomes common.

I've heard that Italians do the same. I tried to learn more about it, but I don't know that many Italians. Do Italians need dreams of others as well? And, if African Americans and Italians use dreams for gambling, couldn't there be many more people who do this?

rhino in a box

Juhani Kääriäinen, a Finn living in Sweden, has indexed 1000 of his dreams. He waits for his dream images to emerge in our daytime world, and some of them do.

Read more about the Kilodream project...

March 10th, 2005

Fragmented dreams

bubble chamber

According to newer research, most dreams are fairly consistent stories with a start and a finish. That may surprise some people, because of the popular misconception that dreams are full of abrupt changes. That is from time to time the case, and even if it is, there could still be a underlying theme tying various fragments together. Christoph Gassmann shares his thoughts...

December 21st, 2004

Danish dream association

Post by site admin posted in General, Harry Bosma


Denmark will soon have a dreamer's association too. Here's the message from Anders Vogt, on behalf of the initiative group:

We are a group of danes who are establishing a danish "branch" of ASD called "Danish Association for the Study of Dreams" or "Foreningen for studiet af Drømme". Our first general meeting is going to be held in Copenhagen in February. Anyone who is interested is welcome. You can read the (Danish language) invitation on our web site or you write to if you have any questions or would like to join the association.

December 6th, 2004

The gates of horn and ivory

The gates of horn and ivory

There is an ancient distinction between dreams from the gates of horn and ivory. Yet, there are contemporary sources that advice us that especially the gate of horn still holds much value for us. We leave it up to you to decide whether that's true. Christoph Gassmann explains.

Translation follows...

November 22nd, 2004

Anthroposophy and the dream


The legacy of Edgar Cayce once helped dreamers to find the way to one another in den USA half. Similar remarkable people were also known in Europe. One of them was Rudolf Steiner. Today his influence is felt in special schools, in agriculture, in alternative medicine, in the arts and even in banking. However, that is only the outer side of anthroposophy. Christoph Gassmann describes how Rudolf Steiner understood the phenomenon of the dream and finds it worthwhile for his understanding of dreams to be discussed both within and outside anthroposophy and that it be used as a stimulus.

Read more…

September 25th, 2004

First post

Post by site admin posted in General, Harry Bosma

Harry Bosma

Hi there,

Let me introduce myself. I'm Harry Bosma, and live in the Netherlands.

I've always been interested in dreams, computers, and politics. I've been making dream websites ever since internet access became available in our area. You can see a few of those websites linked elsewhere on this page.

To be continued...