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Henry Reed, Ph.D.



     This experiment in dreaming, conducted through the
mail, contains the research origins of our
Dream Journal. Since many people have requested
access to the tools used in the project, some of these will
be presented in the journal, along with results from the
project which may be of interest. But the project also has
a story which is conveyed here. It may suggest ideas for
future experiments that may be attempted in our journal

The Background and Purpose of the Project

     Many people had contacted the A.R.E. asking for
projects that would help them better understand the
experiences they had in meditation or in their dreams. In
response to this need, the A.R.E. formed a research
committee to design appropriate projects.

      The scientists on this committee began with the stated
commitment to serve the needs of human spiritual values
in the research methodology itself.(1) Searching with
this committee for a way to tackle this challenging idea
within science, I dreamed of a "research dance" in which
a large group of us discover our desired research
methodology in our dancing together— a dance which


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