In the Dreamtime

Diana G. Tumminia

in When Prophecy Never Fails

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780195176759
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835720 | DOI:
In the Dreamtime

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This chapter explains the Unarian practice of dream analysis as a fact-finding process that constructs reality. Dreams are used for healing, contact with Space Brothers, viewing past lives, and solving problems of interpretation. The narrative accounts from members show the ways they use dreams in their sense-making process. The ethnographer recounts her dream about Space Brothers as part of the challenge of interpretation in fieldwork.

Keywords: dreams; healing; narrative accounts; reality; fact-finding; interpretation; sense-making; Space Brothers; fieldwork; ethnographer

Chapter.  3650 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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