Dream Research: An Inrtroduction
Dreaming is a tremendously complex and multifaceted phenomenon. For this reason, there is no one discipline or theory that can give all the answers about the nature and meaning of dreams. Researchers from many different fields have contributed to our knowledge, and I believe the best approach to dream research is to integrate multiple sources of information—the more sources you have, the stronger your conclusions will be. I find dreaming so fascinating because it is both a deeply-rooted feature of our evolved brain-mind system and a powerfully creative expression of our highest spiritual yearnings. The capacity for dreaming is a universal feature of the human species, yet the infinitely varied content of our dreams highlights the unique qualities of each individual.