September 1, 2003



by Edward Bruce Bynum

  Can the power of dreams rock your family?
Nationally known expert says, “Through good times and bad times…dreams do broadcast our shared experiences, especially our family life.”
  Profiled in Omni magazine and featured in special programming on Discovery and Disney Channels, dream expert Edward Bruce Bynum, Ph.D., ABPP, says the energy of dreams can unlock critical secrets about your life, your family, and the people you know and love. Dr. Bynum, the Director of Behavioral Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Health Services, is a popular speaker on the science of dreams, family dynamics and other aspects of consciousness at academic settings that include Harvard University, Tufts University, and also many special events in the United States, Africa, India and Japan.

Dr. Bynum says, “Families are connected through their dreams because they share incredibly intimate relationship histories, subtle psychic and psychological boundaries, powerful one-to-one connections, and deep emotional motivations. Dreams play an important role that undeniably impacts individual emotions, decisions, and physical health.”
  Drawing on groundbreaking research from the noted Family Dreams Research Project, Dr. Bynum presents fascinating case studies that explore and illustrate both the hidden and the easy-to-understand messages of dreams. His work makes a clear distinction between mystical experiences and mental illnesses and also draws a sharp line between religion and spirituality.
  • What do dreams detect and reveal about family dynamics?
  • What do parents need to know about children and their dreams?
  • How are dreams meaningful and relevant to Adult Children of Alcoholics?
  • How can dreams play a vital role for mothers and pregnant women?
  • What is the history of dream interpretation in Asia, Africa, Europe, and ancient America?
“Examines the very neglected but extremely important topic of dreams which occur among family members…A theoretical paradigm for better understanding interactions among members of our global family.” -- Robert L. Van de Castle, Ph.D., former president of the Association for the Study of Dreams and author of Psychic Dreaming

“Guides us to true connectedness in the family. A must-read for the serious family worker or member.” -- Jayne Gackenbach, Ph.D., author of Control Your Dreams

“One begins to glimpse an expanded field of dream experience . . . to integrate dreams, culture, science, family dynamics, mythology, and psychoanalysis…”
--Carl Whitaker, M.D., author, The Family Crucible, and Midnight Musings of a Family Therapist
  About Edward Bruce Bynum
  EDWARD BRUCE BYNUM is the Director of Behavioral Medicine at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of several books, including The Family Unconscious, The African Unconscious, and Transcending Psychoneurotic Disturbances.  His website is
  Families and the Interpretation of Dreams: Awakening the Intimate Web
by Edward Bruce Bynum, Ph.D., ABPP
Paraview Special Editions
DOI: Families and the Interpretation of Dreams
2003, 260 pages, $19.95, Psychology
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