Character Transformations and Composite Characters: the “Barb Sanders” Dreams

Character Transformations and Composite Characters: the “Barb Sanders” Dreams

Anything can happen in a dream. Anything often does. One of those things that happen in dreams—unlike real life—is what dream researchers have come to call “character transformations.” In the collected dreams of a pseudonymous dream journaler whom Calvin Hall referred to as “Barb Sanders” these character transformations were fairly common. Hall estimated they occurred…

“Barb Sanders” and the Theater

“Barb Sanders” and the Theater

Part four in a series about one of Calvin Hall’s study subjects, pseudonymously named “Barb Sanders.” Barb kept a dream journal for much of her life. Barb Sanders loved everything about the theater. She had 169 dream reports about the theater, many of which involved her auditioning for a part, or directing a theatrical production.…

A Pattern With Men Repeats Itself: “Barb Sanders”

A Pattern With Men Repeats Itself: “Barb Sanders”

In part three we continue this summary of the dream diaries of “Barb Sanders.” Sanders was a pseudonymous dream enthusiast Calvin Hall studied and who kept a dream diary for much of her life. In late 1994 and into 1995, Barb Sanders’ longstanding friends grew worried. Once again, she seemed not to be seeing relationships…

Besides Dreams, What Else Should You Write In a Dream Journal?

Besides Dreams, What Else Should You Write In a Dream Journal?

When a notebook sits conveniently on your nightstand, for many people it becomes a target for all kinds of writing.   To-do lists  Phone numbers from ads  Usernames and passwords to websites  Measurements for different projects  Notes about some kind of computer code or process that you’ve got to do over and over.  Whatever comes…

Your Opinions Form When You Sleep And You Should Know What Those Opinions Are

Your Opinions Form When You Sleep And You Should Know What Those Opinions Are

Memory consolidation is a key biochemical and biomechanical process in forming the ideas by which you live your life. An idea takes an interesting path through sleep toward ultimate expression. Sleep is essential for memory consolidation, the process by which the brain transfers short-term memories into long-term memories. In memory consolidation, the brain undergoes structural…

Dream Journaling Promotes Meta Awareness

Dream Journaling Promotes Meta Awareness

Using the map GPS app on your phone to get from Point A to B works pretty well. If you’re old enough, you can easily appreciate this. It beats the old ways of finding your way around town. People used to print out directions on paper and navigate around like pirates using a treasure map.…

What’s the Best Way For a Christian To Interpret His Or Her Dreams?

What’s the Best Way For a Christian To Interpret His Or Her Dreams?

Dreams are an offshoot of the conscious mind. Well, usually, it seems that way. After one keeps a dream journal for a couple of months, it’s obvious. Day-to-day life inspires dreams. Some dreams are replays of your daily life. Others are full of symbolism, reflecting the issues you’re contending with. Sometimes your subconscious is urging…

The Acronym PACTREPS Can Help You Remember Dream Details

The Acronym PACTREPS Can Help You Remember Dream Details

It’s common for people to have dreams and forget about what happened, especially when the dreams aren’t too vivid. This is a shame because dreams can help you understand yourself, others, and even things you’re supposed to know for work and school. When you’re sleeping, often you’re dreaming. When you’re sleeping, your brain is processing…

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