Patricia Garfield

Patricia Garfield, Ph.D., is a worldwide authority on dreams.  She is one of the six co-founders of The Association for the Study of Dreams and was the 1998-99 President. Her bestseller Creative Dreaming is considered a classic, and is available in fourteen languages.

Please note that Dr. Garfield has retired from active teaching. To honor her work, this website is maintained by her friend and web helper, Dennis Rivers.

Library of Articles about Dreams and Dreaming

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Dear website visitors,
    After many years of online publishing, Dr. Patricia Garfield has
retired from active participation in this website. (Comments,
Questions and Newsletter features have therefore been removed.)
    In honor of her many contributions to the psychology of dreaming, the site
now serves as an archive of her scholarly and creative work, maintained by
Dennis Rivers, MA, her friend, fellow dreamer and volunteer librarian.

Free Articles and Chapters from Books by Patricia Garfield, Ph.D.



oniors_logo The Universal Dreams — From ASD Dream Time
by Patricia Garfield, Ph.D.
French translation: Les Reves Universels — From Oniros Magazine

dreaming-woman-logo-image-100pxw Politiken, June 19, 2004
“Hvad eventyrdigteren drømte”
(“What the Fairytale Writer Dreamt”)
by Kim Skotte [Originally in Danish]
English translation here in PDF ]

The Dream Messenger Dreams During Grief
From The Dream Messenger:
How Dreams of the Departed Bring Healing Gifts

article_womens_dreams_mens Women’s Dreams, Men’s Dreams
From Women’s Bodies, Women’s Dreams

Jung-lotus-mandala On Dreams and Dreaming
with Patricia Garfield, Ph.D.
Internview by J. Mishlove

article_pregnancy_childbirth Pregnancy Dreams
From Women’s Bodies, Women’s Dreams

article_nightmares_what_to_do Nightmares and What to Do About Them
A Parent’s Guide to Children’s Bad Dreams
(Also Useful for Adults).

article_nightmares_after_trauma Guidelines for Coping with Nightmares After Trauma
Patricia Garfield, Ph.D.

  Questions and Answers about Dreaming
Responses to a Letter from Jennifer

universal-dream-key-patricia-garfield Interview about The Universal Dream Key
Electric Dreams 8(6), June 2001

hans-christian-anderson-small The Dreams of Hans Christian Anderson
A presentation at the 2004 meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams
Newspaper Stories About (or Including) Patricia Garfield, Ph.D.
ScreenHunter_02 Jun. 03 13.54 Oregonians say exam anxiety dreams last years From AP News
The Oregonian — June 1, 2011

pgarfield-in-study Patricia Garfield – a life spent studying dreams By Katherine Seligman
San Francisco Chronicle — Monday, October 25, 2010