The following lists the contents of Self and Society, Volume 28 Issue 2.
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Editorial:
Author: Maxine Linnell
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Article:
Understanding Our Dreams: Idle Visions or Pearls of Great Price?
Author: Deirdre Haslam
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Abstract:

Thus speaks Puck at the end of what I consider to be one of Shakespeare's most intriguing and in our times most wildly misunderstood plays (Haslam 1991). It brings us to the heart of the matter: are dreams idle visions or do they express truths of which we are barely conscious in our daylight lives; truths that at other times and in other places and cultures are accessible to consciousness, because of different attitudes towards the importance of dreaming?


Discovering the Self: A Study of Dreams on Retreat
Author: Nigel Hamilton
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Abstract:

I long for spiritual authenticity. I long to experience the realities that my chosen path, Sufism, speaks of in its spiritual texts.'


The Living Dream
Author: Andy White
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The Act of Dreaming
Author: Guy Dargert
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Abstract:

In psychotherapy we generally regard the dream as a kind of production. There it is scrawled on a scrap of paper or perhaps calligraphed into a beautifully bound journal. Maybe we are moved or encouraged to draw or paint an image from the dream. Analytical interpreters will be inclined to see their favourite theories illustrated in the imagery. Gestaltists may try to lay conscious claim to the content of the dream by getting under the surface of an image and speaking from the ‘I’ position. In all these cases the dream is seen as a kind of mystery which is inviting work to be performed upon it in order to discover its meaning. This work is often called dreamwork'. The ancient Jewish book of wisdom, the Talmud, says that 'a dream which has not been interpreted is like a letter which has not been opened'. Many dream orientated psychotherapists would surely agree. The dream is like a letter, or a book of mysterious words and pictures, or perhaps a personal inner cinema or theatre. The dream is a kind of show or display. We are the audience.


Early Days of the AHPP
Author: John Rowan
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Metta, Jesus MGM
Authors: Bernie Wooder, Peter Malone
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The regular Column
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AHP page
Author: John Buckle
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Abstract: Awaiting Events


AHPP page
Author: Tone Horwood
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Abstract:

What a lot of people came to wish us well on our 20th birthday evening. It was good to see people reconnecting after some long gaps and to be reminded of where we've come from and of some of the aspirations that have fed our growth to this point. So thanks to those who came and to those who made the event happen.


Book Review:
Reviews
Authors: Vivienne Silver-Leigh, Val Simanowitz, Jen Popkin
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Letter:
Letters
Authors: Hans Lobstein, David Jones, Nick Totton
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Article:
A response from Heward Wilkinson
Author: Heward Wilkinson
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Ethical Issues
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