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The Nightmare Encyclopedia

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The Nightmare Encyclopedia
The Nightmare Encyclopedia Book Cover, written by Kirsten Dalley and Jeff Belanger
The Nightmare Encyclopedia Book Cover, written by Kirsten Dalley and Jeff Belanger
Author(s) Kirsten Dalley and Jeff Belanger
Publisher Castle Books (Hardcover)
New Page Books (Paperback)
Publication date June 19, 2008
Media type Hardcover
Paperback
Length 360 Pages
ISBN 978-1564147622

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The Nightmare Encyclopedia is book of research on dreams written by Kirsten Dalley and Jeff Belanger. Part of the work is concerned with explaining what certain objects and beings found in dreams mean. Two of those are Succubi and Incubi and their myths.

Overview

  • Title: The Nightmare Encyclopedia
  • Authors: Kirsten Dalley and Jeff Belanger
  • Published By: Castle Books (Hardcover) & New Page Books (Paperback)
  • Length: 360 Pages
  • Format: Hardcover & Paperback
  • ISBN-10: 1564147622 (Paperback)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564147622 (Paperback)
  • ISBN-10: 0785824103 (Hardcover)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785824107 (Hardcover)
  • Publishing Date: June 19, 2008


Plot Summary

We spend a third of our lives sleeping, with much of the night filled with dreams. Peculiarly vivid, disturbing dreams leave behind impressions that are hard to dismiss. But what are nightmares? And what significance do they have for the dreamer?

Questions like these have been asked and answered in all time periods in all of the world's cultures. The Nightmare Encyclopedia examines ideas about bad dreams found in different parts of the world, in different periods of Western history, in recent clinical research, in current theories of the occult, and in popular films.

Most of the world's traditional societies are taught that our souls leave our bodies and travel to other realms when we dream, so maybe nightmares are the result of getting lost in one of dreamland's bad neighborhoods. In medieval Europe, it was thought that demons could attack and rape human beings in their sleep. In contrast, modern psychologists tend to view nightmares as repressed conflicts that return from our unconscious to haunt us in our dreams. This book also includes interpretations of dream symbols found in nightmares.


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