The world as seen through dreams
Dreams in the category Christoph Gassmann

Tsunami

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...

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 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.

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November 22nd, 2004

Anthroposophy and the dream

Goetheanum

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.

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October 1st, 2004

More awareness

Christoph Gassmann

Christoph Gassmann, the author of “Remembering and Interpreting Dreams”, introduces himself briefly in his blog and describes the importance that dreams have had in his life. He warns against the popular use of dream symbol books that hardly help the dreamer very much and calls for more awareness and self-reliance in dealing with dreams.

He writes: “When one understands the dream as a world, new ways of looking at them become relevant. How is this world made? How does it function? What (natural) laws function there? Who creates this dream world? Do the inhabitants of the dream world have their own consciousness? What role does the dream-ego play?“

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