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A Dictionary Of Dream Symbols: With An Introduction To Dream Psychology

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Gain vivid insights into your dreams with this encyclopedic and intriguing guide to the significance of over 700 dream symbols! Understand the classic theories and the revolutionary works of Freud and Jung, along with more recent philosophies. From "abandonment," "dragons," and "murder" to "roller coasters," "tattoos," and "zodiacal signs," you'll find comprehensive meanin ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published December 31st 1993 by Cassell Illustrated
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William Herschel
Jun 25, 2009 William Herschel rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction
This book is a collection of common dream symbols and their possible definitions, with an introduction to dream psychology at the beginning.

The introduction was horrible. I suppose it isn't horrible, but I didn't agree with anything. The author claims that by understanding your dreams it'll change your life, but then says that a lot of dreams are just re-plays of events or things you watch from TV.

Also, the author seems to think everything is about sex! Flipping through the book it's very appare
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Malaika
Jul 11, 2007 Malaika rated it it was ok
good for anyone who wants a really surface-level understanding of the different theories of the unconscious and the role dreams play. there are other books with deeper interpretations of symbols though.
Miquixote
Dec 19, 2010 Miquixote rated it liked it
Shelves: psychology
Occasionally useful for when you wake up in the morning remembering your dream and you want to know what it might mean and quickly, before the memory of the dream disappears! I tend towards thinking this book is too simplistic.
Benji Young
Jun 29, 2015 Benji Young rated it it was ok
Found this book while helping my sister clean. I used to like dream interpretation. While I know it's mostly a load of bull - as everyone dreams differently, and therefore dreams will mean something different to everyone, only we can interpret our own dreams - it is still interesting to see the different "takes" on symbolism in dreams.

This book, though. Ugh. So heteronormative that it hurts. The part on incest assumes that all incest dreams are always heterosexual (what if it, like, isn't? doesn
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Jerry Gifford
Jun 28, 2013 Jerry Gifford rated it it was amazing
Best dream dictionary available. Jungian perspective
Christina
Jan 31, 2013 Christina rated it liked it
This is a reference book to look up symbols/symbolistic meaning in dreams. The book is organized in A-Z format so looking up what you need is not hard at all, even without an index.
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