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.

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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.


This 5-minute clip from the CNN series, SLEEP, is hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta and aired in May of 2007.  Dr. Patricia Garfield, author of Creative Dreaming and many other books and articles about dreams, appears on this show as a guest expert in the second half of this clip. (Please note: If you have difficulty viewing the video on this page, please click here to download from Adobe Corp. the latest version of the free Flash Player for your specific computer: PC, Mac or Linux.)