Dream Life, Wake Life
The Human Condition Through DreamsBook - 1987
The book discusses the major twentieth century contributions to dream theory, beginning with Freud's 1900 psychoanalytical theory of dreaming and continuing through Jung's transpersonal and Boss' existential approaches. Recent phenomenological, cognitive, and biological developments are also considered.
Dream Life, Wake Life addresses human creativity as illuminated by dreaming. While Freud held a "transformative" view of dreaming in which dream life is second-hand, formed by combining memory traces of diverse past waking experiences into novel compositions; Gordon Globus sees the process as creative, the fundamental creative action inherent in the human condition.