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Berichten uit Dromenland

For a couple of years, I wrote a feature every weekend in De Telegraaf, the largest newspaper in the Netherlands, with a print circulation of a million. The feature was called "Bericht uit Dromenland" (Report from Dreamland), analogous to a newspaper correspondent reporting from a foreign country. The topics were surprisingly diverse. To give a few examples: Freudian and Jungian depth psychology, recurring dreams, children's dreams, out-of-body experiences, supposedly prophetic dreams, night terrors. Also covered were other aspects of sleep, such as insomnia, sleeptalking and walking, circadian rhythms, siestas, apnea, narcolepsy.


In 1992, a selection of some 60 of these features was published as Berichten uit Dromenland (Reports [plural] from Dreamland) by the prestigious literary publisher Balans.