The Next Chapter

To practice the living of one's life as "storied," it may first be necessary to experience the idea as a meaningful one. The beauty of stories, their telling and living is an art coming from more than the deciphering of meanings, moral lessons, endings, or truth - as influential as those things may be. As …

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Let There Be Dark

As more and more of us, in an increasingly sleep-deprived world lose touch with our dreams, I continue to wonder what it is we are losing. Dr. Rubin Naiman sees our difficulties with sleep and dreaming, driven by "unrelenting motion": "We live in a world of unrelenting motion, a world that discourages slowing and stopping, a world that has lost …

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When Science Dreams

"I’VE ALWAYS WONDERED WHY my brain doesn’t simply rest at night, as my body does, but instead sets to work creating an artificial world that seems as real as waking life." The use of the phrase, "my brain," in Andrea Rock's book, The Mind at Night: The New Science of How and Why We Dream, beautifully …

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My Native Language is Image

Recently, I have begun to keep a dream journal, again. As in the keeping of past dream journals, the very act of writing seems to stimulate the remembrance of more dreams, and I wonder if by attending to them, the door to the nightworld perspective widens, bringing with it richness and complexity, scrambling the sensibilities of the dayworld experience. In …

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Oh Noah, where art thou?

" “It's in Genesis,” he told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an interview that aired Tuesday. “Noah is saving the animals; he's not out there saving innocent babies, he's saving the animals, he's saving creation.”  “It was very clear to us that there was an environmental message. To pull that message out of it, we think, would …

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