Understand Your Dreams: 1500 Basic Dream Images and How to Interpret Them

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H J Kramer, Aug 31, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 272 pages
This revised and updated edition of a classic book on dream interpretation includes 500 more images and a new three-step process for understanding the messages of your subconscious mind. Divided into four sections, Understand Your Dreams includes: an introduction to dreams with directions for using the book, a short-cut method of interpreting your dreams, a longer eight-step method for deeper interpretation, and a glossary with more than 2000 images from A to Z. In the vocabulary section, each entry includes common associations for the image and questions to ask yourself to understand the image in the context of your own life and dream. For example, the association for "zombie" is "living death" and the question is "What am I afraid to let go of?" For "scissors": "feminine weapon; separation" and "What do I wish to cut out?" The format is inviting and interesting reading, and, based on the letters the author receives, the work has proven to be useful for thousands of readers for the past 10 years. What makes Understand Your Dreams unique? Alice Anne Parker has developed a proven technique to recall and record dreams while they are still fresh in the dreamer's mind by grouping similar images, feelings, and characters into affinity circles. By pinpointing the feelings and images of dreams and identifying them with the dreamer's waking life, readers gain insights into their own subconscious. The extensive dream dictionary shows how dream images trigger pivotal questions that stimulate ideas and associations in the reader — something that mere definitions cannot. Parker goes on to guide the reader into developing a personal dream vocabulary and explains how to work with a partner or lover to cultivate "active dreaming."

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An updated edition of her 1995 work. Much more that a simple dictionary of dream images. In this book Alice Anne Parker assists with dream interpretation. She provides clarification concerning dream ... Read full review

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Identified by Honolulu magazine as Hawaii's best known psychic, Alice Anne Parker is also recognized throughout the world for her work on dreams. Author of the bestselling Understand Your Dreams and the metaphysical novel The Last of the Dream People, she is also an award-winning filmmaker, whose films have been honored at the New York Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival, and the Venice Biennale and are included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution. Alice Anne lives in Hau'ula, Hawaii, where she offers workshops and healing intensives at her home, a former Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center.

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