Author: Claudine Bautze-Picron
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Claudine Bautze-Picron
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129113887
This volume collects twenty-two papers delivered at a conference held in Paris on `Sleep and Dreams in the Indian World`. Its shows that dreams have always been considered here to be major experiences deeply interwoven with life.
Dreams are a tool allowing a reading of the mind, life and world. They hold a function in the literary discourse, be it classical or contemporary; they can be a source of inspiration. They can also be prophetic in religious biographies or in the popular tradition. The disturbing nature of dreams could lead to the introduction of rules regulating the sleep. Further, the acts of sleeping and dreaming are a source of life as seen in various aspects of Buddhist, Jain and Brahmanical art.
The multiplicity of approaches illustrated by this reflects the richness of the Indian in-depth perception of dreams and its readiness to incorporate dreams at any level of life and any system of thought.
THE PHYSIOLOGY OF DREAMS
Dream Physiology: A Western View on Dreams
Dreaming and Dying in Indian Mythology and Ayurvedic Classical Texts
THE MEANING OF DREAM
A Song against Bad Dreams: Magic, Superstition or Psychology?
Dreams and other States of Consciousness in the Moksopaya l
DREAMS AND SLEEP IN PRAXIS
How to sleep? What to dream?
Dreams in the Saivite Practice
Dreams and Transgression in the Sanskrit Prescriptive Texts
The Role of Dreams in Accessing Higher States of Consciousness as Practiced in a Contemporary Indian Ashram
DREAMS AND SLEEP IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Sleep and Dream in the Lexicon of the Indo-European Languages
Common Dream and its Interpretation according to Indian narrative Material
Between Dream and Reality: Literary Function of Dreams
Sleep and Dreams in the Rama-Kathas
EVA DE CLERCQ
The Nightmare in Tamil Short Stories
DREAMS IN BUDDHISM
Maya’s Dream from India to Southeast Asia
ANNA MARIA QUAGLIOTTI
The Presence of the five Dreams of the Bodhisatta in the Murals of Pagan
Dreams about the Buddha’s Departure from Home and the Construction of a Buddhist System of Dream Interpretation
Riding the Ass of the Great Vehicle Backwards: Dreams and revelations in The Life and Songs of Milarepa
DREAMS FROM ABROAD
The Role of Dreams in Muslim Mysticism
Good Dreams, bad Dreams, in the History of Japanese Civilization
HARTMUT O. ROTERMUND
IMAGES OF DREAMS AND SLEEP
Representations of Visnu’s Cosmic Sleep in Nepalese Sculpture
Sayana Forms of Devi in Sculptural tradition from Central India
Two Illustrated Manuscripts on Dreams and Omens
JOACHIM K. BAUTZE