Dream Finder: Discovering the Divine Through Your Dreams
Andrews McMeel Publishing, May 13, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 176 pages
It's a sensible enough notion that our unconscious would contain valuable insights, given that all we experience is stored there. Yet the idea of accessing those insights can be an elusive one, and until now, the subject usually has been discussed in abstract terms. Dream Finder pioneers a more concrete, practical approach for using dream incubation to tap the wisdom of the unconscious and to be guided by it in waking life.
Author Philip Dunn offers four distinct meditation techniques to try before sleep in preparation for dreaming. Instructions to follow during sleep include specific methods of entering a lucid dream, recognizing the dream state from within it, remaining in or returning to the lucid dream, performing tasks in and controlling the direction of the dream, neutralizing a nightmare, and waking from a dream. Dunn also provides techniques to use after waking to remember, record, and understand dreams, gives helpful guidelines for interpretation, and illuminates familiar dream themes.
In addition to refreshingly straightforward, actionable instruction, Dream Finder provides thought-provoking reflections on the spiritual aspects of dreaming, as well as fascinating historical context for the techniques and theories presented. Dream Finder is a rare combination of useful, uplifting, and compelling reading.