In Focus Dreams

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Pub Date May 31 2022 | Archive Date Apr 14 2022

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Based on ancient traditions and wisdom from around the world, In Focus Dreams teaches you how to understand your dreams and tap into their power in order to conquer your fears and improve your life.
This accessible and beautifully designed guide includes a frameable poster of the most common dream symbols and their meanings.
Dreams can titillate or terrify, but most of the time they baffle or bewilder. This must-have handbook explains their scientific and personal importance and offers the keys to unlock their secrets. An easy-to-use directory of symbols points to the true meanings of dream objects and includes modern items such as smartphones, computers, and other technology. To help you access the transformative power of your dreams, you’ll discover:
  • the history of interpreting dreams
  • essential sleep hygiene principles
  • how to create a sleep sanctuary
  • effective relaxation practices
  • the benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy
  • how to work with a dream journal
  • tips for better dream recall
  • the power of lucid dreaming
All of which will help you achieve better sleep, physical health, and emotional well-being. If you love thinking about and sharing your dreams, this book will give you all the tools you need to talk meaningfully about them. Combining elegance and expertise, this is your essential modern guide to an ancient tradition.

The In Focus series applies a modern approach to teaching the classic body, mind, and spirit subjects. Authored by experts in their respective fields, these beginner’s guides feature smartly designed visual material that clearly illustrates key topics within each subject. As a bonus, each book includes reference cards or a poster, held in an envelope inside the back cover, that give you a quick, go-to guide containing the most important information on the subject.
Based on ancient traditions and wisdom from around the world, In Focus Dreams teaches you how to understand your dreams and tap into their power in order to conquer your fears and improve your life.

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I am an avid and odd dreamer. Almost always nonsensical, and the more terrifying, the better. Yet, I’ve never given much thought to dreams. They are simply a place I go when I am not quite myself. Or maybe, this book may argue, when I am exactly myself.

I love the inclusion of illustrations throughout, it’s a very aesthetic vibe and it suit the spiritualism direction this book is pointed in.

There is psychological and scientific information about the brain’s anatomy and function, as well as instructions in how to give yourself nightmares and lucid dream, and outlines the importance of dreaming to different religions.

There’s a lot of information about so many things, there’s limited space to actually explain the meaning of dreams. And the “dictionary” as I’ll put it, is interesting but lacking A LOT of things, I was unable to find meanings for some of my most common dreams, in which I am swimming or trying to escape a shark attack. While, there’s two full pages written about fear of snakes.

I think the book should have been longer and included more examples of things that were not so obvious.

For people wanting to try out lucid dreaming, or are interested in other spiritual activities like yoga, aromatherapy, astrology, palmistry and meditation.

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In Focus Dreams is a book expounding on dreams. It has been written by Angela Mogridge. The book contains details on the meaning of a dream, types, and causes. Data is collected from biology, psychology, and spiritual points of view. This is a book to pick if you want to remember what you dream as well as find out what your dreams are communicating.
This book has alluring illustrations that I liked very much. The general design of the book is beautiful. The editing is professionally done. The information is presented in a calming manner. In Focus Dreams is a practical text. It will help the reader to focus on their dreams and spiritual growth.
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. The book is well researched, informative and helpful for self-growth. I found the book captivating.
I recommend this book to people who are curious or troubled by their dreams. There are interesting parts, where students of psychology will find educative. Parents will find this book a great dream guide for their children.

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This is a great beginning handbook about dreams! As someone who is interested in spirituality/the dream world, I found this very useful.

First, Mogridge talks about the science behind dreams and the different psychological theories of dreaming as well as how each religion views dreams.

Next, she goes into dream interpretation. I especially liked the dream dictionary section. Unlike other dream dictionaries, I found that it included enough useful information (and sometimes multiple interpretation options for one dream) to accurately interpret my specific dream. It also included a lot of information about the more common dreams that most of us have had. I definitely recommend this book to help figure out any dream or just learn more about the dream world in general!

*I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Full review will be posted closer to publication date.

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Loved this one, the illustrations were so cute and adorable. I liked that it begins with the questions we usually ask ourselves like why can't i remember a dream and things like that so nice actually to know a little more on this things.

Then it gives you a little science for this and that's actually amazing didn't thought I will find science on a book about dreams but it was awesome since this it's a biologic thing in a way since it happens on our brains.

It has a little psychology and religious side on it but totally interesting how they have being interpreted along the way really.

Something that I found fascinating it that it explains about specific types of dream trama, lucid, recurring and others and its so cool to know what can actually it's going on with you when this appears.

By the end of the explanations then you have the dictionary with a lot of meanings for a lot of things you can dream of with pictures and all, totally loved it.

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Focus of dreams is great for people who are interested in founding out about them . A great beginning guide. I wish the front cover was a bit more eye catching but other than that I really enjoyed the book and will definitely keep coming back to it.
Thank you NetGalley for letting me read this book.

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An interesting read, things like this fascinate me. And this book explained so much to me, things that I never knew or had thought about with dreams.

Thank you NetGalley for my complimentary copy in return for my honest review.

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Thank you NetGalley and Wellfleet Press for the chance to review the arc for In Focus Dreams by Angela Mogridge.

This book was really interesting and more detailed than I thought something of 144 pages could be! Not only does the book cover different theories behind dreams, including religious ones, but it provides a pretty long list of common symbols and their interpretations. I loved the section on dreams in literature and art, and I would have loved for that to be longer.

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I love anything to do with dreams and this was no exception! Thank you to netgally and the publisher for letting me read this book early.

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This book is a huge help to me. I have anxiety, which prevents me from relaxing most times and sleeping well. This book gave me encouraging steps to follow that helped my anxiety gradually get better. It's not completely gone, but now I know how to manage it to the point where it doesn't get worse. The fun, artsy layout of the book also helped lighten my mood. Definitely a book I would recommend to others with similar problems.

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I really loved this book! It gave a great scientific and historic overview of dreams as well as a really deep look into common dreams. Well written, perfectly organized, and generally a great read.

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the book answers the questions of why we dream, do animals dream and different type of dreams such as lucid dreaming of knowing you are dreaming. it goes into the science of dreaming and the different waves. it also goes into the psychology of dreams. what dreams are in regards to religion & spirituality. most common dream meanings are listed and what it means when someone dreams of them. i found this book to be informative & i enjoyed reading the book. i wish there was a kindle version it was rather difficult to read in the NG app.

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Ho apprezzato particolarmente quanto il libro si prenda spazio per spiegare le varie teorie scientifiche su cosa siano i sogni, ma anche tutto il lato mitologico sul tema. Insomma, non una banale lista di significati freudiani, ma più una raccolta di spunti di riflessione per approfondire il tema.
Utile anche per chi vuole iniziare a fare sogni lucidi!

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