Dream Interpretation for Beginners: Understand the Wisdom of Your Sleeping Mind

Dream Interpretation for Beginners: Understand the Wisdom of Your Sleeping Mind

by Diane Brandon


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Decode the wisdom of your dreams to enrich your life and achieve your personal goals. This fantastic book shows you how to use dreams for improved problem-solving, better relationships, creative inspiration, and spiritual growth. Join dream expert Diane Brandon as she explores:

  • Types of dreams and common meanings
  • Dream recall techniques
  • Precognitive and clairvoyant dreams
  • Step-by-step instructions for dream interpretation
  • Dreams for health and healing
  • Using dreams to communicate with a higher awareness

Dream Interpretation for Beginners is the perfect guide to the unseen treasures that await you in your sleep.

"A comprehensive approach to understanding and interpreting all dreams, from the mundane to the metaphysical."—Larry Burk, MD, CEHP, author of Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist

"From dream basics to interpretation to self-realization, if you have a question about dreams or want to learn more...you are likely to find the answers here. I highly recommend this book to dreamers and non-dreamers alike."—Judy B. Gardiner, author of Lavender: An Entwined Adventure in Science and Spirit

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738741918
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 03/08/2015
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Diane Brandon has been working professionally with her intuition as an Integrative Intuitive Counselor since 1992, and she has been teaching others how to access intuitive information on demand since 1996. She also teaches classes and seminars on Dreams, Personal Empowerment, Creativity, and Listening Skills, in addition to Wellness Classes, and offers corporate consulting.

She's the author of Dream Interpretation for Beginners , Intuition for Beginners , and Invisible Blueprints , and is a contributing author to The Long Way Around and Speaking Out . Her private work with clients focuses on facilitating personal development and life fulfillment, and she brings Dream Work, Guided Meditation, Regression, Natural Process Healing, and other modalities into her work.  She has produced three meditation CDs and hosts a radio show, "Naturally Vibrant Living." Born and raised in New Orleans, she has an AB from Duke University and did Master's work at University of North Carolina, in addition to French studies in Geneva, Switzerland. She's also a professional actor, singer, and voice-over artist.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Part 1: Basics about Sleep and Dreams

Chapter 1: Why Dream Work? – p. 12

            Benefits of Sleep

            What Happens When You Sleep

            Levels of the Mind

            Our Sleep Cycles

The Physical Process of Sleep

Chapter 2: Common Questions and Facts about Sleep and Dreams – p. 21

            Common Questions about Dreams

Additional Helpful and Interesting Facts about Sleep and Dreams

Chapter 3: Sources and Types of Dreams – p. 42

            Sources of Dreams

            Types of Dreams

Chapter 4: Some Common Dreams and Their Potential Meanings – p. 61

            Nightmares and Bad Dreams

            Dreams in Which You Find Yourself Naked

            Dreams in Which You’re Being Chased

            Dreams in Which You Have to Take a Test and Feel Unprepared or Fail it

            Dreams in Which Your Teeth are Falling Out or Missing

            Dreams in Which You’re Drowning

            Dreams in Which You’re Lost

            Dreams in Which Your Car Breaks Down or is Out of Control

            Dreams in Which You’re Falling

            Dreams in Which You’re Being Attacked

            Dreams in Which You have a Serious Illness

            Dreams in Which You Have Marbles or Other Things in Your Mouth and Can’t Speak      Dreams in Which You Find Yourself Paralyzed

            Dreams of People Who are Dead

            Other Common Dreams that Aren’t Nightmares

            Dreams in Which You’re Flying

            Dreams in Which You’re Pregnant or Giving Birth

            “Bathroom Dreams”  

Part 2: How to Interpret and Understand Your Dreams

Chapter 5: Tips for Interpreting Your Dreams and a Step-by-Step Procedure – p. 79

            Tip # 1: If a Dream isn’t Significant, Don’t Expend Your Time with it

            Tip # 2: Keep a Dream Journal and Review it Regularly

Tip # 3: Remember that Not All Dreams are Symbolic

            Tip # 4: Try to Respect Your Dreams

            Tip # 5: Pay Attention to How You Feel

            Tip # 6: Wake Up Slowly

            Tip # 7: Try to Determine What Each Symbol in a Dream Means to You

            Tip # 8: Remember that Any One Symbol/Dream can Have More than One Valid Meaning

            Tip # 9: Pay Attention to Any Puns and Plays on Words

            Tip # 10: Pay Attention to Tone, Inflection, and Emphasis

Tip # 11: Look at Other People in Your Dream

            Tip # 12: Use Your Intuition

            Tip # 13: If You’re Interpreting Someone Else’s Dream, Dialogue with Him or Her

            Tip # 14: Look for the Valid Meanings for the Dreamer

            A Procedure for Interpreting Dreams

Chapter 6: Dream Samples and Their Interpretations – p. 95

Sorting Information, Filing it Away, and Learning from it

            Expression of Bodily Conditions

            Message Dreams

            Communications Dreams, Including Visitation

            Expressing Fears and Desires

            Creative Inspiration and Problem-Solving

Expressing Personal Issues and Personal Process, and Working Issues Out

            Healing Dreams

Psychic Dreams, Including Precognition, Clairvoyance, etc.

Actual Experiences and Exploring, Including Past-Life Memories

Recurring Dreams, Including Serial Dreams

Spiritual Dreams, Including Awakening or Opening Dreams

            Combinations of Types

Chapter 7: Your Turn: Dreams for You to Interpret – p. 146



Chapter 8: Working With the Information You’ve Gathered – p. 186

            Working with Different Types of Dreams

            Dream Incubation

Chapter 9: Additional Recommendations, Cautions, and Tips – p. 203

Appendix A: Additional Ways to Work with Your Dreams, p. 209

            Imagery Rehearsal Treatment

            Lucid Dreaming

            Group Dreaming

Appendix B: Knowing Your Whole Self—Befriending Your Unconscious – p. 214

            Your Unconscious

Tips for Befriending Your Other Self

Recommended Reading – p. 223

Bibliography – p. 224

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