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10,000 Dreams Interpreted: A Dictionary of Dreams

3.23  ·  Rating Details ·  479 Ratings  ·  47 Reviews
Gustavus Hindman Miller’s groundbreaking masterwork, published nearly a century ago, remains the most compelling and thorough study of all the symbols that appear in our dreamscape. Updated, beautifully designed, and wonderfully easy to follow, it’s an invaluable source of information, and key to understanding the unconscious impulses that guide us. Miller offers an enligh ...more
Paperback, 624 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Sterling (first published January 1st 1973)
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Nikki Nielsen
I look at this book everytime I go to Barnes and Noble and I finally bought it. I have looked up my dreams for the last few nights and so far learned that dreaming of going to the dentist means I doubt the sincerity and honor of someone, hearing a serenade means anticipations will not fail me, cutting down a tree means I am wasting my energy (maybe looking up my dreams is the waste of energy? :), and dreaming of living in a castle means I have prospects of being a great traveler.

There is nothin
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Creative Choices
I purchased this book because of my interest in the topic and the beauty of the book. The introduction is complete and interesting. The layout of the book gives the reader ease of use, the topics are extensive, easy to locate with a comprehensive cross reference throughout the book. The beauty of the book is what makes it stand out among similar titles. It is unfortunate that the positive aspects of this book stop there.

I have spent extensive time studying the mind from many aspects, everything
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Morgan
Jan 24, 2011 Morgan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
People come to me with their dreams, asking for interpretation. Sometimes I'm asked what my references are for dream interpretation and I admit that they are internal—intuition and insight into the analogies of the subconscious. Occasionally I come across a book on dream interpretation, like this one, and I'm reminded why I don't use them. Firstly, no book knows what's going on in any given dreamer's awake life, hence the dictionary definitions of what a dream's various elements might mean is li ...more
Eva Leger
Apr 20, 2010 Eva Leger rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: b-non-fiction
I've only flipped through this at times but after seeing what I've seen, which wasn't much, I've come to the hopeful conclusion that this must be one of the poorer dream interpretation books out there. I certainly hope this isn't the cream of the crop because if it is I'm sticking with my own conclusions.
Unless you're trying to find "falling" or "spiders" you'll be out of luck and that's very childish. I wanted more in depth interpretations and I wanted to be able to delve deeper into dreams I
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mairywo
I bought this at a goth store waiting for a friend who couldn't decide whether or not she wanted a really interesting belt (she didn't in the end).[return]I only pick up this book about every half year as I usually can't remember my dreams. And if I do remember them, only one in every dozen or so is disturbing or weird enough that I want to know what it means. More often than not I'm not satisfied with the answers this book gives me, but that could either be because I don't really believe in it ...more
Regina Hunter
Jun 19, 2012 Regina Hunter rated it really liked it
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Shelia Timmons
Nov 06, 2009 Shelia Timmons rated it liked it
I like to read dream dictionaries so I really liked this book. It has some old-fashioned interpretations, but that is why I like this book. I collect dream dictionaries, so if you do this one is a must have. I also love all the dream quotes from the Bible.

"And it shall come to pass in the last days," saith God, "I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams." -- Acts 2:17

One of
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Rana
Feb 17, 2016 Rana rated it did not like it
This book is full of absolute nonsense.
I found it utterly boring and repetitive.
To analyse dreams would be like fortune telling in my point of view.
The examples the author quotes could merely be the results of coincidence.
I also believe in people passing down stories, which are just products of their overactive imagination.
If we had a dream and acted on believing it was a warning sign for example, we could well be wasting precious time wallowing in self pity and indulging in illusionary fear
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Johnflynch
Aug 19, 2008 Johnflynch rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book, and every book like it, is epic bunk. dreams cannot be interpreted this way because people create their own symbols unintentionally. the only way a book like this could be correct is if the readers subconscious assimilated the information and applied it. which is possible but 1. unlikely and 2. makes the content a self fulfilling prophecy which is of little personal use.
erin
Jul 01, 2008 erin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
bathroom reader.
so everything in this book is totally bizarre and every dream you ever have is bad...someone will die, or you will have ugly children, or you will lose all your money with just about anything you have a dream about.
but at the same time it's also hilarious! i try to find the most bizarre dream analyses ever when i'm taking a....well you get my drift. :)
Marian Yee
Appreciative and thankful for the attempt to list and categorize dreams. Unfortunately, many of us have dreams that cannot be found in the book.
Sometimes a dream could be categories in two different areas and the interpretation is too vague or confusing to make any sense. Perhaps, another follow-up edition is needed.
Jodi Velazquez
Apr 14, 2010 Jodi Velazquez rated it it was amazing
If you want to have fun - get this book! After awakening and remembering your dream you can look up the true meaning of the dream and see what is really on your mind. So many times I had to laugh at how my mind turned my daily problems into a comical dream. The only negative aspect is that some nights I don't dream!
Alice
Jul 13, 2015 Alice rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My first ever dream interpretation book. I bought this book when i was barely a teenager because i thought it would be fun to find out what my dreams actually meant. Unfortunately, this book gives short definitions to every word and it seems like every definition i've came across was always something negative. It seems written very "horoscope-like".

The only good thing that came from this book is that it pushed me forward into believing that dreams do have meanings. It has helped me fine-tuned my
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Audra
Dec 13, 2011 Audra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting. It left out sexual dreams. It was very good for compiling the different possibilities in one place saving readers the research. I admit to skipping the history part as I felt it wasn't needed.
Laura
Apr 16, 2010 Laura rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Laura by: Katie Kirk
Great dream reference introduced to me by a former roomie. Biblical refrences. I miss picking it off her shelf after a night of dreaming. Time is overdue for me to get my own copy!
Simon
Jan 01, 2011 Simon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Simon by: Kayla
it was cool to understand a few things about my dreams and I was very shocked when somethings actually turned out the way it was described. It's an entertaining read.
♥adrienne♥
Aug 29, 2008 ♥adrienne♥ rated it really liked it
I have to say that it really frustrates me when I can't find the dream I am looking for in this book. It happens a lot. When I do it's good though.
Sandra
Aug 09, 2010 Sandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: writer-helpers, other
This is a dictionary of dreams in order by words so you can search for items alphabetically.

More of a reference type of book than a reader.
robin
Dec 04, 2007 robin rated it really liked it
really cool, fun, and interesting, but not necessarily to be taken seriously in light of modern science. still worth a look, just for novelty's sake.
April
Apr 01, 2010 April rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Its a beautiful book, but I don't find dream dictionaries that useful.
Rachel
Jul 22, 2008 Rachel rated it really liked it
The best dream interpretation book I've come across.
Anthony Rice
Jan 09, 2012 Anthony Rice rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: occult, dreams
Utterly useless book. Curiosity value only.
Jerrod Stephan
Apr 05, 2007 Jerrod Stephan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Good book for basic dream interpritation.
Laurie Stoll
Feb 25, 2011 Laurie Stoll rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
More reference than reading material.
Kate Zirkle
Mar 10, 2008 Kate Zirkle rated it really liked it
Very fun reference book.
Mo
Feb 27, 2010 Mo rated it liked it
Shelves: guide-books
Okay, but I've seen better.
Briánna
Sep 04, 2011 Briánna rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Briánna by: friend
Pretty cool. Interesting.
Nic
Feb 23, 2016 Nic rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
I have had this book for years and have dipped into every now and then when a particularly vivid aspect of a dream has stuck with me. It has only just occurred to me, however, that there is a slightly negative slant to almost every symbol - surely I cannot be so utterly doomed as the interpretations offered here would suggest!
Christa
Of course, you can't believe everything you read. This book has a great mix of interpretations complete with appealing photos. I've used this book well over the years and I can't think of one dream that I've remembered to not be in this book. Which is quite impressive to me.
Ashley
Dec 10, 2015 Ashley marked it as to-read
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FS: "The Bible, as well as other great books of historical and revealed religion, shows traces of a general and substantial belief in dreams."

LS: "You will also gain knowledge by travel and sojourn in foreign countries."
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