Unlock the secrets of your subconscious mind with this detailed guide to understanding your dreams. You'll gain insight into the psychology of dreaming--why and how we do it--and explore the origins, history, and theories of dream analysis. An illustrated directory of symbols leads you through the most common dream images, and explains their messages, implications, and hidden emotions. See how to nurture your dream life, remember your dreams, and even make them work for you.
Jill Mellick is ushering in a new era of dreamwork with her revolutionary approach to dream analysis through artistic expression.
Dream books that guide readers to work with their dreams invariably ask those readers to write their dreams down, or perhaps record them. The Art of Dreaming stands apart from all other dream books in that it invites readers to work with their dreams in whatever medium is most natural and beneficial to them. For some readers that might in fact be writing or talking, but for others it might be drawing or painting or working in clay or dancing or dramatizing or recreating movement or maskmaking or working in multimedia or creating poetry. This book is a beautiful integration of dreaming and creativity, one that takes readers to a place where they can work with both the essential and deep messages from their dreams.
The beautifully designed book makes use of illustrative icons to clearly indicate to readers the art medium for each activity, whether writing, drawing, painting, maskmaking, etc., giving readers the ability to go directly to the type of activity that most appeals to them.
Founding Father and all-around Renaissance man Benjamin Franklin considered and wrote about many topics. In this essay from 1786 on restful sleep, Franklin advises exercise before meals, moderate eating ("...full feeding, occasions nightmares and horrors inexpressible; we fall from precipices, are assaulted by wild beasts, murderers, and demons, and experience every variety of distress"), and fresh air in the sleep chamber, to avoid perspiring in a hot bed. Most importantly, he says, one must be sure to preserve a Good Conscience.This short work is part of Applewood's "American Roots" series--tactile mementos of American passions by some of America's most famous writers.
Learn how dreams can help you gain insights from the past and future, grow in confidence, heal yourself spiritually, and make decisions about your career and finances. Create your masterpiece
"What makes this book magical is its wealth of sensible advice on preparing and caring for children, and its emphasis on mothers taking care of themselves and honoring their own spirits."--Publishers Weekly
Your dreams can be an important part of your decision-making, relationships, and problem-solving--if you properly apply them. This easy-to-use book shows how to strengthen the connection between your conscious and unconscious self, helping you achieve your goals and discover valuable insight. You'll explore dreams and sleep phenomena of all kinds, including:
- Sleep Walking
- Sleep Talking
The Awakened Dreamer provides approachable exercises, guided meditations, example dreams, and instructions for creating your own symbol guide. You'll also learn how to combine daydreams with powerful visualizations that can be channeled into your nightly dreams, allowing you to manifest your desires into reality.
What images recur in your dreams? Money? Rivers? Windows? Kangaroos? Castles? Now there is a new, handy way to track your dreams and better understand them. Based in modern psychology, The Bedside Dream Dictionary was created by Silvana Amar. In it, she explores hundreds of the most common dream symbols and their meanings and shines new light on the mysterious, dark world of sleep. She offers fascinating and insightful revelations about such symbols as:
- Roman gods
Big dreams are rare but highly memorable dream experiences that make a strong and lasting impact on the dreamer's waking awareness. Moving far beyond "I forgot to study and the finals are today" and other common scenarios, such dreams can include vivid imagery, intense emotions, fantastic characters, and an uncanny sense of being connected to forces beyond one's ordinary dreaming mind. In Big Dreams, Kelly Bulkeley provides the first full-scale cognitive scientific analysis of such dreams, putting forth an original theory about their formation, function, and meaning.Big dreams have played significant roles in religious and cultural history, but because of their infrequent occurrence and fantastical features, they have rarely been studied in light of modern science. We know a great deal about the religious manifestations of big dreams throughout history and around the world, but until now that cross-cultural knowledge has never been integrated with scientific research on their psychological roots in the brain-mind system. In Big Dreams, Bulkeley puts a classic psychological thesis to the scientific test by clarifying and improving it with better data, sharper analysis, and a broader evolutionary framework. He brings evidence from multiple sources, shows patterns of similarity and difference, questions prior assumptions, and provides predictive models that can be applied to new sets of data. The notion of a connection between dreaming and religion has always been intuitively compelling; Big Dreams transforms it into a solid premise of religious studies and brain-mind science. Combining evidence from religious studies, psychology, anthropology, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience, Big Dreams makes a compelling argument that big dreams are a primal wellspring of religious experience. They represent an innate, neurologically hard-wired capacity of our species that regularly provokes greater self-awareness, creativity, and insight into the existential challenges and spiritual potentials of human life.
The work of The Golden Sufi Center is to make available the teachings of the Sufi path.
"This beautifully written handbook for seekers" (Light of Consciousness Journal) draws on sources both Sufi and Christian as it explores the eternal love affair between the human seeker and the Divine Beloved.