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Children's grief dreams and the theory of spiritual intelligence

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posted on 2008-01-01, 00:00 authored by K Adams, Brendan HydeBrendan Hyde
Throughout history, people have reported dreams that have impacted upon their spiritual lives, some of which are related to death. Dreams related to death are not uncommon in childhood, and research shows that some children make meaning from them. Often this interpretation of a dream reflects a search for meaning about issues of life and death, as well as acting as a coping mechanism. This article explores how children make meaning from this type of dream by synthesizing the theory of spiritual intelligence with theoretical approaches to dreaming. Specifically, it explores the intersection between theoretical approaches to dreams related to death, children's responses to these dreams, and a key function of spiritual intelligence to solve problems of meaning and value in life.

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Journal

Dreaming

Volume

18

Issue

1

Pagination

58 - 67

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Location

Washington, D.C.

ISSN

1053-0797

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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