Spiritual Symposium: Spirit and Science Merritt, Pashley, Rosen, van Zyl

Dreamweavings of Science, Spirituality and Nature Dennis L. Merritt Dreams can provide the images, narrative base, and guiding allure for a symbiotic integration of science, spirituality and nature. Science and spirituality share the basic tenant of order in the universe. The proper perspective and recognition of the parameters of each domain are necessary for a healthy interaction and dreams can facilitate this development. An experience of the Self and a connection with nature often comes through an extended immersion in nature, especially in natural environments suggested by Big Dreams. Jung's Metapsychology: Implications of The Dream for the Future of Science Roberta Pashley How can a dream, an imaginary and involuntary experience, provide insight into principles that govern science? This question is examined with regard to the philosophical overview of psychology found in the work of C. G. Jung. During the years 1932-1958, correspondence between Jung and Wolfgang Pauli indicate that Pauli worked with his dreams images and articulated the relationship between sense perception and scientific concepts in the language of depth psychology, while Jung proposed a new law of science, synchronicity. Pivotal to this process is the dream, which can have implications for the future of science. The Anti-experience Thesis of Dreams Melanie Rosen In this paper, I present the theories of philosophers Daniel Dennett and Norman Malcolm, who argue against the received view of dreams as internal mental experiences. I shall explain why these theories are not supported by current epistemic knowledge, and put forward my own theory that opposes the received view. Holographic Dreaming Deon van Zyl Case dreams can illustrate how each separate image or activity in a dream contains a dialectical dilemma within it, and how this dilemma is reflected in the central dialectical theme of the whole dream. The dream as a whole is like a holographic plate, wherein each part of the plate contains the picture of the whole. In addition, a built-in dialectic within each image depicts the overall dialectical dilemma. A different form of Freudís condensation principle will be proposed.