Implicit Religion in Dreams


  • James Gollnick University of Waterloo



dreams, psychotherapy, spiritual wisdom, Jung


Throughout history, virtually every major religion has prized dreams as a primary means of divine revelation. In the last quarter of the twentieth century, many in the fields of psychotherapy and pastoral counseling have recognized that dreams can help their clients develop the religious and spiritual dimensions of their lives. This article argues that the concept of implicit religion can encourage dreamers to appreciate spiritual wisdom they might otherwise overlook in the secular and nonreligious imagery of their dreams.


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How to Cite

Gollnick, J. (2005). Implicit Religion in Dreams. Implicit Religion, 8(3), 281–298.