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.

Dream Amulets — 2012 Presentation

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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.

Dream Amulets Around the World: Ancient and Modern

A talk presented June 23rd, 2012, Berkeley, California

From her global collection of dream-art objects, Dr. Garfield shares stories showing how amulets are designed to repel nightmares and attract lucky dreams. She reveals characteristics common in traditional Dream Guardians and Guides, plus their usage for maximum effect. Today’s dreamers may thus design amulets for specific personal or psychotherapeutic situations.

This 52-minute presentation was part of the 29th annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.


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