|This website mirrors
in part Dr.
Hartmann's personal website, which is no longer
passed away in August 2013 at age 79.
Boundaries of the Mind
EH’s original bibliography
as of 2013 comprised documents all in MS Word. On this
mirror site, the documents have been converted to
standard PDF or left in Powerpoint.
Dr. Hartmann was a professor
of psychiatry at Tufts University School of
Medicine, past president of the International
Association for the Study of Dreams, and first
Editor-in-Chief of Dreaming.
One of the world's foremost
researchers on dreaming, sleep, and personality, he
authored nine books and 350+ articles on these
His theory comprises 3
elements: Dreaming is just one form of mental
functioning, occurring along a continuum from
focused waking thought to reverie, daydreaming, and
fantasy. Second, dreaming is hyperconnective,
linking material more fluidly and making
connections that aren't made as readily in waking
thought. Third, the connections aren't random,
but rather are guided by the dreamer's emotions or
Boundaries are everywhere in
both our internal and external world.
boundaries represents a neglected dimension of
personality, one that can help us understand aspects
of our lives that no other measure can explain." -
I deeply agree with this
statement and am inspired to create this website.
I'd hate to see Hartmann's notions be overlooked
since they have so much importance. -
(My SumBound score is 426, which is radically
"thin". What is yours?)