Jonathan Borofsky (1942); Undated drawing of a dream
Jonathan Borofksy; 1970; Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
Jonathan Borofsky; I dreamed I could fly at 3088747; 1989
For a while in this blog I will be posting images of art that was drawn or created on the basis of a dream. Sometimes there will be commentary, sometimes quotations, sometimes links to web material, sometimes just pictures.
People who dream of flying are not neurotic and like to play instruments:
Despite the fact that flying unaided is not possible in waking life, flying dreams have been reported fairly often. Over the centuries, a large number of scientists have speculated about the etiology of such dreams. Their occurrence in a student sample (N = 444) was related to low neuroticism, openness to experience, boundary thinness, dream recall frequency and playing an instrument. The findings of the present study indicate that psychological factors play a role in the explanation of flying dreams. This does not completely rule out any of the physiological theories. The traits associated with flying dreams positively support the continuity hypothesis at the level of emotions.
Personality Characteristics of Dreams
Imagination, Cognition and Personality
Volume 27, Number 2, Pages 129-137
Michael Schredl, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany