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The Dreamer's Dictionary: Understand the Deeper Meanings of Your Dreams
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on 19 September 2000
I have had a copy of this book since 1975! It has travelled the world with me, and the pages are falling out, pages are dog earred, pages torn and taped together. It has excellent and accurate interpretations. I have been searching for a copy to replace the one I have, but I am reluctant to do so! I recommend this book to everyone who is interested in interpretting their dreams.
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on 5 October 2001
This is the best dream dictionary around! Be warned that it uses American language, so look for alternative words, eg automobile for car, diaper for nappy. Cross referencing within the dictionary makes this easy.
It is spookily accurate, not just for me but for friends, family and colleagues. I have had my copy for over 10 years and would be lost without it, not a week goes by without me looking up a dream.
A worthwhile investment, everyone should have a copy on their bedside table!
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on 26 October 2004
According to this book, almost all the interpretations for different dream symbols are contrary to what you dream about. So if you dream of unhappiness then you can expect happiness. The answers are also very specific and seem to relate most of the time to money, business and success or lack thereof. It almost seems to portray what's important to the authors rather than including many other aspects of life that people find important such as past experiences. Also, it seems to concentrate so much more on portraying future events that you may well not have any control over such as inheritance, rather than looking within yourself to find out more about yourself and your subconscious. In my current situation and dreams, I find this book misses the point as opposed to other books based on psychology. These authors are not psychologists, one is a psychic interested in ghosts and the other a journalist interested in dreams.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 October 2011
Yeah, this book is good, really good. I've been finding stuff out about myself that I never new.

Like I had this dream right? and Bob Carolgees was in it and we were both in the wine cellar of this great big creaky Spanish villa. There was a lot of dark wood and overhanging cables down there and for some reason that was never made clear we had to get a great big oak casket full of extra virgin oil out of the cellar and up into the cool terracota-tiled kitchen at the rear of the villa. We struggled for ages and ages, he grabbing one end and I the other - not helped by the sweltering heat or the loose cork stopper in the casket (and the resulting trickle of oil, making it very difficult to gain purchase) Finally, we managed to manhandle the casket up onto the edge of a nearby table and then roughly roll it onto Bob's hairy back, before attempting the ascent up the narrow stairway.

This was quite the difficult task but somehow, with Bob manfully taking the weight and myself pushing hard from behind, we made it to the top - only for Bob to trip over the last step. Catastrophe!
He fell forward onto his ample moustache and I stumbled into him. The casket slipped from our combined grasp, cracking loudly against the door frame and knocking the iron band clear off the top.
Thick oil began to pour out everywhere...
Then I woke up.

Apparently, this is all very significant and proves that I have a hitherto unaddressed anxiety about communicating with people I subconsciously feel morally superior too. Very useful to know.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This book is heavily influenced by Gustavus Hindman Miller's `10,000 Dreams Interpreted' and as such is next to useless. The interpretations of common dream symbols are quite laughable and they bear no resemblance to the actual meaning in reality. For example, teeth, which are the archetypal symbol of power and confidence, are interpreted as a variety of incoherent events such as the season of financial reverses, predictions of legal action, sad news, warnings against lending money on gambling and warnings of false friends in your close circle.

Other hilarious explanations include the interpretation of a dream of England which according to Stearn Robinson and Tom Corbett is a forerunner of difficult situations involving lack of cooperation, which will require great tact and patient effort to overcome. Unless, as they add as an addendum, you are English or live in England.

There are much better dream dictionaries out there such as Pamela Ball's `The Illustrated Dream Dictionary' or even better you can apply the contemporary approach of looking beyond individual symbols and look at the actual patterns in your dreams as described by Ian Wallace in `The Top 100 Dreams'.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 14 May 2002
This is the perfect book for anyone interseted in the interpretation of dreams.
After only owning the book a few days I found myself looking up there hidden meanings and was instantly impressed. Since byeing this book parts of my life have begun to make just a little bit more sence.
The book is clear and easy to understand and gives thousands of insights into different dream symbols and meanings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Bought this for a colleague as a secret santa present at work.

Had a flick through & essentially it contains a few hundred words with definitions of what they might mean if you had dream about them.

To be honest the definitions are quite loose, but I guess that is what to expect. Quality of paper used in printing this book is very poor - I would not expect it to last much time at all.

But with all the negative comments, for £4.20 this is just a bit of fun for someone I work with, who with regular occurrence will come in and tell us of some very strange dreams she has at night - so it will give us all a laugh when she reads the definitions after telling us what the dream was!

Im sure the book will deliver us a lot of laughs & nobody will take too seriously!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 January 2009
I have had this book for 24 years! I wear them out and have to get a replacement each time. I have read numerous other similar books and used the internet for research into dreams too - but this book is without doubt the best. I find the events the dreams are fortelling happen within days - it is incredible. You do need to do a lot of cross referencing i.e. looking up feelings,emotions, colours, names, places, numbers etc. but when you write the meanings down you can easily see a pattern of events - and then when it all happens within days (never more than a week) you then realise just how accurate it is!
What fantastic researchers the authors were! I am about to purchase yet another copy.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on 16 June 2002
This is a great little book. There are loads of enteries and more often than not I have been able to look up most aspects of my dreams. There is also a really good chapter on interpretation and how to apply different aspects of your dream, such as what is important, what's not so important and what should be ignored and how to unite the different parts of your interpretations to form a bigger picture. there is also some very good use of cross-referencing to help you find more accurate definitions and to explore the dream further.
Also, one of the reviews I read said it was written in American english. It isn't, it's written in British english but you just need to make sure you look up the absolute correct names for some items (i.e. automobile instead of car; stockings instead of socks) but these are often cross-referenced to the correct entry anyway. And the spellings are definitely British!
If I had to find a fault it would be that there could be more definitions but saying that, there are loads in there as it is. I'd definitely recommend this.
Oh, yeah, and I really like the cover too :o)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 January 2012
this can be a great book if you know how to use it and what to focus on to interpret dreams. some times it is like using a phone directory. eg you look up dog and it will say see animal etc. there is a useful chapter at the front of this book that tells you how to interpret your dreams and which type of dreams to ignore, eg alcohol and work influenced dreams. its a great book and is usually pretty accurate to the things happening in your life.
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