The Dream Book: Dream Spells, Nighttime Potions and Rituals, and Other Magical Sleep Formulasby Gillian Kemp
From the author of the popular "Fortune-Telling Book" comes a beautifully illustrated primer that opens the secret world of dreams and imparts her magic to dreamers everywhere. Full color.
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The Dream Book
By Gillian Kemp `
Little, BrownCopyright © 2001 Gillian Kemp
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Chapter OneThe five types of DREAMS
There are five different types of dreams: ordinary, lucid, telepathic, premonitory, and nightmare. They often blend and merge with one another.
During the day our conscious minds are active, but at night the subconscious takes over. Ordinary dreams are based on the activity of the unconscious in response to what we have seen or heard in our waking hours. Even a single thought can trigger a dream. Automatic unconscious stores of knowledge that have made an impression remain filed in the brain and unperceived until "read" by dream symbols, which are "the language of the soul." Events of the day and from years past are mirrored in the sleeping mind, as seemingly long-forgotten memories can resurface in dream imagery. The soul is particularly susceptible to the bygone memories that are brought to light through pictures in the mind's eye. In addition to being clairvoyant, dreams are also clairaudient, as we hear souls speak in our minds' ears. Clairvoyance means "clear sight." It is the supernatural ability to see people and events far away in time or location. Clairaudience means clear hearing. It is the faculty to hear with the mind's ear. Words spoken to us in our dreams should be taken literally, because such spiritual communication can show us how we should be when awake. You can get the best out of your future by understanding what a dream is saying to you pictorially and verbally.
A lucid dream is one that you can control because you are aware that you are dreaming. You can also decide what to dream about before going to sleep and then dream about the very thing that you planned to.
Telepathy, known as "the language of the angels," allows the dead and the living to speak in dreamland. In this meeting place, death is no barrier, and the living cross the threshold into a heavenly sphere of existence. This mental communication can also occur mind-to-mind between two living people. We may send our own or receive others' intentional or unintentional thoughts as mental visions in dreams. Extended telepathy during sleep is a communion between two worlds, the nighttime world of the soul and the daytime world of the body.
Premonitory dreams are similar to telepathic dreams in that your spirit leaves your body and ventures on a voyage of discovery. Premonitory dreams are special because they reveal the future and allow the dreamer to see truths that are not accessible in waking life. In telepathic dreams, we can also detect information about an imminent event. Dreams are the catalyst that put your body into motion to follow and fulfill your wishes and desires.
Most nightmares are linked to early childhood, when we are inexperienced and therefore dependent on others. Before the age of three, we have not yet developed a sense of conscience and of right and wrong. Nightmares are representations of a suppressed, original fear commonly created by excessively strict parental or sibling moral standards and the threat of punishment in the face of innocence. In nightmares you may perceive a warning for yourself or for a loved one. To be forewarned is to be forearmed: if you first see a frightful event in a dream, you can prevent harm from happening in waking life. For example, nightmares can warn against acting on impulse, as well as show that certain feelings and emotions are unhealthy. Not all nightmares are nasty predictions or unwholesome signs.
A nightmare may also relate to an old, unsolved problem that is so frightening to face that we are unable to continue to dream and the emotional terror wakes us in distress without offering a solution.
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The dream spells are cute but there is not enough dream descriptions. Not really a good source for interpreting dreams. I only use this book for the spells.
By the end of the sample I was hooked there are so many cool fact and theorys. There are also alot of quotable quote like "Dreams that come true are proof of a souls existance" you will love this book
Does any one have any spells for a girl who needs help portection and gidence
I enjoy part of this book. I was surprise to see it only had 59 pages. Not really worth buying for this amount. It really didnt explain much than i thought.
This book is really good, especially for beginers(including myself). It's not really that descriptive but is informative. I am new in the craft and my mom says it's a passing thing. but if you are planning on getting really involved, or just skipping through the subject, I recomend it.
This book contains dreams from A-Z and variations on dreams. It also has some spells on dreams involving your lover