Synopses & Reviews
Are your dreams trying to tell you something? Dreams are not merely the way we pass the night; they can provide vivid insights into our deepest feelings as well as predict future events. Awaken yourself to these messages from your unconscious through correct interpretation and analysis. since a dream can have many meanings, and the personal situation in your own life can play an important role, each of the more than 1,300 entries for common dream elements, listed alphabetically for easy reference, provides not one, but up to three categories of meanings for each element -- symbolic, psychological, and visionary -- and then further distinguishes significance by context. Because sometimes a cigar is only a cigar; but then again, it may mean you are afraid of reality, about to conclude a business deal, or undergoing sexual urges! Discover the stuff that dreams are made of, and get a glimpse into your innermost soul.
Look up dream symbols, visions, and deep psychological meanings among the alphabetized entries in this book. For example, a boat is a symbol of your personality, part of what you need in order to move forward in the oceans of life.
Stase Michaels draws on a lifetime of experience as a dream analyst and three degrees in psychology to lead you through the magical forest of dream interpretation. In this eclectic, in-depth look at dreaming, she explores how dreams happen and why they are a reliable source of self-knowledge. Michaels also delves deeper, explaining the five simple steps that help beginners understand dream technique; she also provides information on nightmares, dreams about friends and family, and mystical experiences that occur in the guise of dreams.
About the Author
Stase Michaels is the author of two dream books: More Meanings of Your Dreams (Ottenheimer) and the Bedside Guide to Dreams (Ballantine/Random House), which has gone through three editions and been in print for over 17 years. Michaels has three degrees in psychology, has presented seminars across the US and Canada, and hosted a prime-time radio program on dreams and mystical topics. She runs an interactive website called interpretadream.com that provides both free and professional dream analysis, complete dream information, and a searchable Library of Dreams. Michaels lives in VA.