Using the Virtual for the Real

  • Julian Manley
Part of the Studies in the Psychosocial book series (STIP)


When brought into consciousness, the dreams and associations of the social dreaming matrix create something similar to a virtual world. The dreams in the matrix remain, while the participants are in a state of ‘reverie’, removed from concrete rational logic and ‘reality’. This, however, is not the same as saying they are without important meaning. This chapter therefore discusses the nature of the virtual in the context of social dreaming and how the participant in social dreaming might move from this virtual state to action.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julian Manley
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  1. 1.University of Central LancashirePrestonUK

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