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     Can  effective  dream research  be  conducted through
the mail?  We  think  so.  Read  about  the  A.R.E. Dream
Research Project,  an experiment that led to the creation
of  our  journal.  Participate,  if  you  will,  in  the  dream
experiment    proposed    on    "Phrase-Focusing   Dream
Incubation,"  a  method  for  obtaining  from  a  dream  an
answer  to  a  question.   In  the  meantime,  other  dream
researchers   are  preparing  experimental   projects   for
future issues of the Journal.
      Every dreamer  is  a researcher and every dream is an
experiment in consciousness.  A  personal dream journal
is a basic tool for this adventure.  How  can you use your
dream journal creatively?  Try the method for meditating
in  a  dream journal described in  "Dream Realization." In
future    issues   we'll   present   additional   experimental
methods for you to try out in your own journal.
     Dreams  lead  beyond  themselves.  Besides  taking us
deep  within,  they  also  introduce  us  to  strange,  other
realities.  Like  other  people,  for  instance.  One  of the
more   exciting   developments   in    the    contemporary
"dream   scene"   is  the   use  of  dreams  as  a  means  of
improving  social  relations.    The  second  issue  of  our
journal  will  contain  several  experimental  methods for
involving  more  than  one  person with  a  dream.  In this
first issue  we primarily introduce  the  topic  with some
material  related  to  the  community  dimension  of  our
experimental journal.
     What   happens   when   you  bring  dreaming  into  the
community?  What  is  a  community  dream?   What  can
dreams offer to the problems of community? Read about
the  "Sundance  Experiment,"  where  it  is  proposed  that
the mystery of community is  a  mythological reality that
we  may  be  able to experience through  a contemporary
experiment,   one  which   we  might  already   be  in   the
process of dreaming up.  The American Dream  may be a
case in point.  See what you think as you read the dreams
collected for  "Dream America." The Community Dream
itself can be  looked  upon  as  an  experimental
simulation  in community.  Read the subscribers' dreams
about it.  Maybe  you'll  have  a dream yourself about our
journal. That's part of the experiment too.


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