The Dictionary of Dreams
Over 1,000 Dream Symbols, Signs, and Meanings - Pocket Edition
by Gustavus Hindman Miller; Sigmund Freud; Henri Bergson
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Pub Date 12 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 29 Mar 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – Wellfleet Press, Wellfleet Press
Dreams can be fun and adventurous, but also frightening and distorted, and still again, they can be an endless combination of both. From spitting teeth out (a sign of aging), to creepy, crawly spiders (a sign that one feels like an outsider), dreams can mean much more to us once we learn how to decipher their hidden meanings. Whether positive or negative, The Dictionary of Dreams gives you all the tools, symbols, and their true meanings to translate our cryptic nightly images.
Starting with selections from classic texts like Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, and 10,000 Dreams Interpreted by Gustavus Hindman Miller, one of the first authors to complete a thorough study of all the symbols that appear in our dreamscape, this updated edition features revisions (such as the addition of cell phones, computers, televisions, and more) of Miller’s original interpretations to bring the book up to speed with our modern life.
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The Dictionary of Dreams is a comprehensive guide for you to participate in dream analysis. It includes 10 of the most common dreams and what they mean, advice on how to keep a dream journal, and an A-Z dictionary of common symbols in dreams and their meanings. If you are interested in dream analysis, this is a great guide!
This is the only book you will ever need to decode your dreams!
There is so much in here!
There's a lengthy introduction that is incredibly detailed and interesting, and then the rest of the book forms more of an index and reference so you can easily look up themes from your dreams.
This book was so interesting and informative! I love that we got a good background of why we dream, symbolism in dreams, and even some history of research on dreams in the past. There is also a very extensive dictionary of symbolism in dreams, so pretty much anything you dream about could be found there. I'm actually really looking forward to starting a dream journal myself so I can remember my dreams better, read about the symbolism of my specific dreams, and start to analyze any patterns in my dreams.
I think anyone interested in dreams and the symbolism of them would really enjoy this book!
The dictionary of dreams is broken up into three parts, understanding dreams, keeping a dream journal, and dream symbol dictionary. It takes us through what the ten most common dreams mean, teaches us how to properly journal and intercept our dreams, and has an a-z list of everything that comes up in dreams. I find it fascinating the hidden meanings passed to us from our subconsciousness. It also includes some of the interpretation of dreams by Sigmund freud which was the only part I did not like. It's about half the size of the edition that's not pocket edition. I will defiantly use this when I have dreams I don't understand or want more clarity on!
The Dictionary of Dreams is nothing new as there are a lot of similar books out there, but it would make a good starter book for anyone who is interested in interpreting their dreams, its concise & starts with a small introduction about dreams and then has some chapters on common dreams & how to keep a dream journal and symbols to look out for. The most common dreams are then noted alphabetically, so it’s just a case of finding the corresponding main element of your dream to find out the interpretation, they do not go in to to much detail and sometimes you have to read between the lines or try a different word to get your answer, but it is easy to do.
All in all a decent basic book to start out with.
This seems to cover just about everything you could possibly imagine. As for the accuracies only time will tell. Each entry has a few possible outcomes depending on the type of dream. Overall exactly what I would expect from a dream dictionary.
I used to have a book like this when I was younger, it fascinated me. This book was no exception, I really enjoyed reading it and found this equally as fascinating.
Thank you NetGalley for my complimentary copy in return for my honest review.
This one the cover capture my attention right away and I love to get meaning in dreams when i do dream and when I see the inward of the book was amazing, loved all the symbols and little drawings so cute really.
Right away you encountered like the most common dreams you can have, totally appreciated to cut a little to the chase there really, it explains a little how the symbolist and interpretations works and it let you understand a little more how your brain and subconscious work on this so that's great.
Loved the part about the dream journal I used to keep one in my youth maybe it's time to begin again, sometimes it can help a lot.
After that then you have all the dictionary with key words so you can identify things you dream about and their meanings so you can go and interpret a little better.
This dream book is very detailed and gives great insight to dreams. I especially love reading the not so nice dream meanings for me. I am comforted knowing they are not always bad but a description to something I may be struggling with at the time.
A beautiful look though how to utilize your inner light in life and how to make your life brighter. Pun intended. Highly recommend. Especially loved the reflection to true life to humanize my feelings and relate. I felt like this book was SPEAKING TO ME. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
This is an alphabetical list of pretty much any possible person, place or thing that appears in your dreams and what they represent. There's also a quick chapter on how to interpret what you're dreaming and the importance of a dream journal if you're really wanting to understand what's going on when you're in the dreamscape. I have having some crazy dreams lately, so this is exactly what I was looking for. I think it would be a pretty cool gift to give for your more curious friends out there!
As a psychotherapist trained in psychodynamic work I give a lot of attention to the unconscious processes in my work with clients. I see dreams as often being created by our unconscious making attempts to enter into consciousnesses, or perhaps our mind’s processing of issues we are perhaps not fully cognisant of.
This book is an interesting insight into what dreams may signify. An A to Z of a huge number of potential dream subjects & possible meanings obviously takes up most of this book. However, what makes this book really interesting, and a step beyond many other dream dictionaries, is the inclusion of a number of writings by Freud et al in relation to dreams and their significance.
I have been interested in dream interpretation since my youth and of course I have Sigmund Freud's "Interpretation of Dreams" in my collection of books. Unfortunately, I never got to finish it, which is because his works are always so extensive and difficult to read, even if you can read it in the original language.
This is the reason why I was immediately interested in this book, as it is a reference book for dream interpretation. Here, not only Sigmund Freud is used as a source, but also other authors who have contributed to dream interpretation, such as Henri Bergson and Gustav Hindman Miller.
At the beginning of the book you get an overview of the basics of dreaming and also short selections of the listed authors. Ideal for anyone wanting to get into the subject and have a brief overview of the most important findings to date.
What I particularly liked was that here in the dream interpretation not only the psychological aspects á la Freud were considered, but also the spiritual level was taken into account.
Finally, one is advised to lead a dream diary and there are helpful tips listed before it then goes to the actual dictionary which is very extensive and I will take up the subject of dream diary to interpret the dreams with the help of this book or to try it.
I find the cover very beautiful, the contents are helpful, so I will also get a physical copy of this and I can highly recommend this to anyone who is also interested in dream analysis