International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich

02 Psychology of Dreams


Basic literature


C.G. Jung

CW 5

Symbols of Transformation. JCE5

CW 7

Two Essays on Analytical Psychology. JCE7
§§ 121-191, 202-220.

CW 8

The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche. JCE8

“General Aspects of Dream Psychology”

“On the Nature of Dreams”

“The Structure of the Psyche”, §§ 299-312.

CW 9/I

The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious. §§ 70-79. JCE9/I

CW 10

Civilization in Transition. JCE10

“The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man”, §§ 301-325.

CW 11

Psychology and Religion: West and East, §§ 37-63. JCE11

CW 12

Psychology and Alchemy. JCE12

“Individual Dream Symbolism in Relation to Alchemy”

CW 16

The Practice of Psychotherapy. JCE16

“The Practical Use of Dream Analysis”

CW 17

The Development of the Personality, §§ 263-283. JCE17

CW 18

The Symbolic Life. JCE18/I

“Symbols and the Interpretation of Dreams”

Children’s Dreams: Notes from the Seminar Given in 1936-1940, edited by Lorenz Jung and Maria Meyer-Grass, translated by Ernst Falzeder with the collaboration of Tony Woolfson, Philemon Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008. JCE-S6

Dream Analysis: Notes of the Seminar 1928-1930. London: Routledge & Kegan, 1984. JCE-S1

Memories, Dreams, Reflections (passages in which Jung discusses his own dreams). New York: Pantheon Books, 1973. JE4

“Approaching the Unconscious”, in Man and his Symbols. London: Aldus, 1964. JE1


Other Jungian publications

Adler, G.

The Living Symbol. New York: Pantheon Books, 1961. PA17E

Bosnak, R.

A Little Course in Dreams. Boston: Shambhala, 1988. DA9

Dieckmann, H.

Methods in Analytical Psychology (Chap. 8). Wilmette: Chiron, 1991. PA-Di1E

Fordham, M.

Jungian Psychotherapy (Chap. III, “Dreams”). Chichester: Wiley, 1978. PA88

Franz, M.-L.v.

Dreams. Boston: Shambhala, 1991. Pa-Fa6E

Franz, M.-L.v.,
Boa, F.

The Way of the Dream. Toronto: Windrose Films, 1988. PA-Fa22

Frey-Rohn, L.

From Freud to Jung (Part G, Chap. II). New York: Putnam's Sons, 1974. PA-Fr1E

Hall, J.A.

Jungian Dream Interpretation: A Handbook of Theory and Practice. Toronto: Inner City, 1983. DA2

Clinical Uses of Dreams. New York: Grune & Stratton, 1977. DA26

Hillman, J.

The Dream and the Underworld. New York: Harper & Row, 1979.

Meier, C.A.

The Meaning and Significance of Dreams. Boston: Sigo, 1987.

Healing Dream and Ritual. Einsiedeln: Daimon, 2003. PA-Me6E

Samuels, A.

Jung and the Post-Jungians (Chap. 8: “Dreams”). London: Routledge, 1991. PA8E

Whitmont, E.C.,
Perera, S.B.

Dreams: A Portal to the Source. London: Routledge, 1989. DA21E

West, Marcus

Understanding Dreams in Clinical Practice. London: Karnac Books, 2011. DA40


Non-Jungian publications

Hill, C.E.

Working with Dreams in Psychotherapy. New York: The Guilford Press, 1996. D8

Freud, S.

The Interpretation of Dreams. London: The Hogarth Press, 1978. PF1:4E

Rycroft, C.

The Innocence of Dreams. New York: Pantheon Books, 1979. D18


Further literature


Jungian publications

Alex, W.

Dreams: The Unconscious and Analytical Therapy. San Francisco: C.G. Jung Institute, 1971. XW19

Covitz, J.

Visions in the Night: Jungian and Ancient Dream Interpretation. Toronto: Inner City, 2000. DA8

Edinger, E.

“A Series of Metaphysical Dreams”, in: Ego and Archetype. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1974. PA-Ed4

Lambert, K.

“The Use of Dreams in Contemporary Analysis”, in: Journal of Analytical Psychology 24 no. 2 (1979). Z7

Marjasch, S.

“The ‘I’ in Dreams”, Spring Journal (1966). Z18

Mattoon, M.

“Dreams”, in: The Handbook of Jungian Psychology. R. Papadopoulos, ed. London: Routledge, 2006. PA14

Understanding Dreams. Woodstock: Spring, 1984. DA13

Sanford, J.A.

Dreams: God's Forgotten Language. New York: Lippincott, 1968. DA6E

Wilmer, H.

How Dreams Help. Einsiedeln: Daimon, 1999. DA11


Non-Jungian publications

Aizenstat, S.

Dream Tending. New Orleans: Spring Journal Books, 2009. DA34

Artimedorus of Daldis

The Interpretation of Dreams. Transl. by R. Wood. London: J. Bew, 1786 (Ecco Print Editions). D1E

Delaney, G.

New Directions in Dream Interpretation. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1993. D3

Jones, R.

The New Psychology of Dreaming. New York: Penguin, 1978. D11

Kelsey, M.

God, Dreams, and Revelation. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publ. House, 1974. DA5

Krippner S.

Dreamtime and Dreamwork: Decoding the Language of the Night. New York: Tarcher, 1990. DA4

Shafton, A.

Dream Reader: Contemporary Approaches to the Understanding of Dreams. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995. D17

Dream-Singers: The African American Way with Dreams. New York: John Wiley, 2002. D16

Van de Castle, R.

Our Dreaming Mind: A Sweeping Exploration of the Role that Dreams Have Played in Politics, Art, Religion, and Psychology from Ancient Civilizations to the Present Day. New York: Ballantine Books, 1994. D13

Vedfelt, O.

The Dimensions of Dreams: The Nature, Function and Interpretation of Dreams. New York: Fromm, 2001. DA7E


Scientific research/Dream research

Barrett, D.,
McNamara, P.

The New Science of Dreaming. Westport: Praeger, 2007. D55:1-3

Domhoff, G.W.

The Scientific Study of Dreams: Neural Networks, Cognitive Development, and Content Analysis. Washington: American Psychological Association, 2003. D2

Kramer, M.

Dream Psychology and the New Biology of Dreaming. Springfield: Charles C. Thomas, 1969. D9

Roesler, C.

"Structural Dream Analysis: A narrative research method for investigating the meaning of dream series in analytical psychotherapies". International Journal of Dream Research 11:1 (2018). XW82 or available electronically on request

Solms, M.

The Neuropsychology of Dreams: A Clinico-Anatomical Study. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997. D24

Strauch, I.,
Meier, B.

In Search of Dreams: Results of Experimental Dream Research. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996. D12E