A TO Z OF DREAMSMICHAEL JOHNSTONE Book Number: 86427 Product format: Paperback
We all have dreams and they are things we all experience but few of us understand. Meaningless, they may take us into the world of the grotesque or the fantastic merging formal and everyday to create a kaleidoscope of images and experiences, a realm in which pleasure can turn into terror and logic surrender to chaos in one rapid eye movement. But dreams are something that can be interpreted and understood and as Jonathan Swift said, "To dream is nothing else but to think sleeping". Famous dream interpreters include Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung and REM sleep was first noted in the early 1950s by a researcher who noted that at certain times during sleep, the eyes of the volunteer could be seen stirring beneath the closed eyelids. If awoken, the dreamer recalled vividly the experience. Different types of dream include compensatory, diagnostic, healing, lucid and of course nightmares, physical, prescient, prodromic (impending onset of a disease), recurring, sexual or shadow dreams (seeing ourselves as others see us). The book covers keeping a dream diary before making an A-Z about dreams of rocks, animals, the body, clothes, colours, relatives, food and drink, jobs, movement, plants, sickness, sport, travel, the weather and more. For example when winter blows into a dream it warns that a bout of ill health is on the cards and that things on the business front may become a bit frosty. Zips seen in dreams are symbolic of our ability to develop relationships with other people. Utterly fascinating. A quick and easy guide, 389pp on large spiral binding, softback.
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