Dr. Stanley Krippner, a renowned psychologist and dreams researcher, talks about his own experience with extraordinary dreams—including a precognitive experience, which led to him predicting his uncle’s death. He also speaks about his book Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them in which he collected 1,666 dreams by men and woman to establish significant research in the field, including the concept of the dream as a myth (and conversely the myth as a collective dream). Dr. Krippner has some fascinating things to say in this interview and even though the video is long (about 30 minutes) it’s worth a look if you are interested in learning more about different areas of dreams research.


Dr. Krippner is an executive faculty member and professor of psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco. He was formerly the director of the Kent State University Child Study Center and the director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory in Brooklyn, NY. He has written extensively on dreams, altered states of consciousness, hypnosis, shamanism, dissociation, and much more.