The Universal Dream Key

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 100 pages
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The universal dream key: the twelve most common dream themes around the world

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Contents

Being Chased or Attacked Versus Being Embraced
1
Being Injured Ill or Dying Versus Being Healed
39
Car or Other Vehicular Trouble Versus Pleasure
64
House or Property Loss or Damage Versus Improvement
93
Poor Test or Other Poor Performance Versus Fine
115
Falling or Drowning Versus Flying Swimming
132
Being Naked or Inappropriately Dressed in Public
153
Missing the Boat or Other Transport Versus
176
Machine or Telephone Malfunction Versus Smooth
192
Natural or Manmade Disasters Versus Natural Beauty
208
Being Lost or Trapped Versus Discovering New Spaces
235
Being Menaced by a Spirit Versus Being Guided
259
Afterword
287
Selected References
339
Copyright

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Page 274 - List, list, O, list! If thou didst ever thy dear father love — Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.
Page 256 - The dream involved Jung descending through the layers of a house where each room he entered he identified as progressively older in architectural style. The upper storey had 'a kind of salon furnished with fine old pieces in a rococo style...
Page 135 - If a woman dreams of falling, he explains in The Interpretation of Dreams, "it almost invariably has a sexual sense: she is imagining herself as a 'fallen woman"
Page 286 - ... my beloved. In her eyes eternity reposed. I laid hold of her hands, and the tears became a sparkling chain that could not be broken. Into the distance swept by, like a tempest, thousands of years. On her neck I welcomed the new life with ecstatic tears. Never was such another dream ; then first and ever since I hold fast an eternal, unchangeable faith in the heaven of the Night, and its sun, the Beloved.
Page 78 - Sisyphus, who was condemned forever to roll a rock to the top of a hill, only to have it roll back down again.
Page 121 - Well, where am I supposed to go? What am I supposed to do?
Page 126 - ... consolation rather than punishment. Stekel declared that so far as he knew, dreams of Matriculation only occur in people who have successfully passed it and never in people who have failed in it. It would seem, then, that anxious examination dreams (which, as has been confirmed over and over again, appear when the dreamer has some responsible activity ahead of him next day and is afraid there may be a fiasco) search for some occasion in the past in which great anxiety has turned out to be unjustified....
Page 68 - automobile" is derived from the Greek word "autos" meaning self, and the Latin word "mobilis...
Page 110 - ... water that is pure, and neither higher nor lower than it should be, and springs and wells that are similar. All these indicate health for the dreamer, and that the body with all its circuits, diet and secretions are proper and normal. But if anything be seen that is the...

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About the author (2009)

Cofounder of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Patricia Garfield, PH.D., is one of the wolrd's leading dream experts. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and has written six books on dreams, including the bestseller "Creative Dreaming". She lives in Tiburon, California.

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