Behavior: Heavy Traffic on the Royal Road

Night-trippers look to dreams for inspiration -- and guidance

Call it the secular equivalent of PTL. Call it New Age pillow talk. Call it dream liberation. By any name, it is attracting all kinds of new enthusiasts -- artists and academics, ministers and scientists, trained therapists and just plain folks. It borrows techniques from psychotherapy, its vocabulary from sensitivity training and its cheery, take-hold-of-your-life spirit from gurus like Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. "Once dreams belonged exclusively to oracles or psychiatrists," says Ann Sayre Wiseman of Cambridge, Mass. "Now dreams belong to the dreamer."

Welcome to the Dreamwork Movement. Across the nation, growing numbers of Americans are keeping dream diaries, recording their...

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