The Dream Encyclopedia (Google eBook)
Visible Ink Press, Jan 1, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 410 pages
Exploring the fascinating world of dreams, this comprehensive reference examines more than 250 dream-related topics, from art to history to science, including how factors such as self-healing, ESP, literature, religion, sex, cognition and memory, and medical conditions can all have an effect on dreams. Dream symbolism and interpretation is examined in historical, cultural, and psychological detail, while a dictionary?updated with 1,000 symbols and explanations?offers further insights. Dreaming about teeth, for instance, can indicate control issues, and dreaming of a zoo can indicate that the dreamer needs to tidy up some situation. Examining these concepts and more, this is the ultimate dreamer's companion.
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The Dream EncyclopediaUser Review - Book Verdict
This A-to-Z resource covers everything one needs to know about dreams from the early fascination of the fourth century B.C.E., when Chuang-tzu dreamed that he was a butterfly, to dreams and the New Age and the questions of "What will the future bring?" The book contains 276 dream-related topics from art history to science, along with information on dreams from ancient times to the present. More than 1000 dream symbols and explanations are included, from airplane dreams, which may mean that a dreamer has the power to "rise above" a situation, to zoo dreams, which may indicate that the dreamer needs to "tidy up" a situation. In addition, the book presents numerous entries for the people involved in dreams-from healers and therapists such as Aristotle and Freud to movements and dream topics such as Buddhism and dreams in movies. Both authors have impressive backgrounds: Lewis has taught at the University of Wisconsin since 1999 and previously authored The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements and The Astrology Book; Oliver has worked as a crisis intervention therapist for 30 years and previously wrote Angels A to Z and Afterlife Journeys. BOTTOM LINE This attractive and comprehensive book is accessible to both curious observers and serious students of dreams. It provides a nice balance of scholarly and nonscholarly information as well as numerous illustrations and research sources. A great buy for both public and academic libraries.-Kathleen A. Welton, Chicago
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Covers many areas, including but not limited to anthropology, the Collective Unconscious, Folklore, Freud, Jung, nightmares and dream symbols. Coverage of each topic is brief to moderate.
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