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.

Video: Merv Griffin Interview — 1985

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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 7-minute clip from the Merv Griffin Show features Dr. Garfield discussing the creative dreaming process, including how a person might plan to dream about sex, a topic in which Mr. Griffin takes great interest, to the delight of the studio audience. The segment aired on December 12, 1985.  Dr. Patricia Garfield is the author of Creative Dreaming and many other books and articles about dreams.