Spiritual England
  • Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all life.

    Maya Angelou
  • The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.

    Henri J. M. Nouwen
  • Spirituality, for me, is everyone’s natural connection with the wonder and energy of life...and the instinct to explore that experience and its meaning.

    William Bloom
    http://www.williambloom.com
  • At the core of spirituality is the need to feel and express love and compassion for everyone, with the understanding that we are all part of a greater reality.

    Amma
    http://www.amma.org.uk/
  • In its simplest definition, ‘spirituality’ means knowing how to live with meaning and purpose.

    Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
    http://www.bkwsu.org

Dreams

I was in bed asleep and then all of a sudden I woke up. I was lying on my bed and I was looking up at the ceiling. At the bottom of the bed we had built-in wardrobes but all I could do was look up at the ceiling. I then noticed my daughter was on the ceiling. I thought “Oh my goodness, what an earth is she doing there”. Although I was wondering what she was doing up there, I was very aware that I was not the slightest bit scared at all. I then realised that actually it wasn’t my daughter, it was actually me and I was looking back at myself. So my eyes were looking back to my bed and it was actually me that was on top of the ceiling. Then all of a sudden the body disappeared and I went back to sleep. A very peculiar experience and not sure whether it was a dream but indeed very spiritual.

Sheila, 60

Analysts, thinkers and courses

Dream interpretation at Freud and Jung

Here you can find teachings about the theories and methods of dream interpretation at Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. There is also a dictionary of terms and concepts at Freud and Jung and a list of dream symbols interpreted by using the Freudian method. You can also register with the latest newsletter to keep you in touch with news.

Website: http://dreaminterpretation.freudfile.org/

Dream philosophies

Different types of dream philosophies including Greek, Roman, Biblical, European, modern and other ideas.

Website: http://library.thinkquest.org/11189/nfhistory.htm

Sigmund Freud – dreams

Considered the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) revolutionizes the study of dreams with his work The Interpretation Of Dreams.

Website: http://www.dreammoods.com/dreaminformation/dreamtheory/freud.htm

Introduction to Sigmund Freud’s Theory on dreams

Freud believed the dream to be composed of two parts - the manifest and the latent content. The manifest content can be thought of as what a person would remember as soon as they wake – what they would consciously describe to someone else when recalling the dream. Freud suggested that the manifest content possessed no meaning whatsoever because it was a disguised representation of the true thought underlying the dream. A fascinating website with lots of information.

Website: http://www.insomnium.co.uk/dream-theory/introduction-freud-theory-on-dreams/

The philosophy of dreams  - by Sri Swami Sivananda

The analysis of dreams and their cause by psychoanalysts are defective. They maintain that the cause of dream creation lies in the suppressed desires of the dreamer. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj is an Advaita Vedantin of Sri Sankara’s School, he is unique in that in his life and teachings he synthesises the highest idealism and dynamic practical life. His “Divine Life” is ideal life, ideal and divine only because it is possible to live it here and now.

Website: http://www.dlshq.org/download/dream.htm

The School of Natural Health Scientists

The School of Natural Health Scientists run many courses on Circadian and Ultradian Rhythms, Sleep & REM Deprivation, Lucid Dreams, Remembering Dreams, Sleep Disorders and many more topics. They began their operation in 1997, they are friendly and professional and have trained many thousands of individuals in their chosen Natural Health Fields.

Website: http://www.naturalhealthcourses.com/Dream_Therapy.htm