The secret history of dreaming

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What do the first major oil discovery in Kuwait, Mark Twain’s fiction, and Harriet Tubman’s success conducting slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad have in common? They were all experienced first in dreams. Dreaming is vital to the human story. It is essential to our survival and evolution, to creative endeavors in every field, and, quite simply, to getting us through our daily lives. Robert Moss traces the strands of dreams through archival records and well-known writings, weaving remarkable yet true accounts of historical figures influenced by their dreams. With eloquent prose, Moss describes beautiful Lucrecia de Leon, whose dreams were prized by powerful men in Madrid and then recorded during the Spanish Inquisition, as well as the fascinating dream correspondence between Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung. The Secret History of Dreaming addresses the central importance of dreams and imagination as secret engines in the history of all things human, from literature to quantum physics, from religion to psychology, from war to healing.
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table_of_contents Introduction: fields of dreaming -- Secret engines of history -- Earth speakers and dream travelers -- Interpreters and diviners -- Divine dreaming -- The angel that troubles the waters -- From the dream library -- How dreaming gets us through -- Masters of the three "only" things -- Joan of Arc and the tree-seers -- The beautiful dream spy of Madrid -- The underground railroad of dreams -- Mark Twain's rhyming life -- The man who blew things up -- Winston Churchill's time machines -- Epilogue: the future history of dreaming.
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