In Your Dreams: Falling, Flying and Other Dream Themes - A New Kind of Dream Dictionary
ISBN 10: 0062514121
ISBN 13: 978-0062514127
At last, an 'intelligent' dream dictionary – by an internationally renowned dream expert! No one-size-fits-all dream formulas here: Gayle Delaney provides simple, personalized tools to uncover the unique meaning in 'your' dreams.
Many a morning begins with "I had the oddest dream," followed closely by a narrative of missed buses, naked performances, killer exams, chase scenes, mystifying sex, malfunctioning cars, and chocolate sauce (though perhaps not all in the same dream). Gayle Delaney's dream interpretation is remarkable because it's more than comprehensive and clear: it's flexible enough to be pertinent to everyone. With guiding questions (How did you feel in the dream? Is something happening in your life that makes you feel the same way?), she helps us understand our symbols, relate our dreams to our own circumstances, and get insight into our lives.
Every time she discusses her work publicly, Delaney, a serious dream theorist, is asked the same questions: What does it mean when I dream of falling? of flying? of making love with a famous person? Knowing that dreams are highly individual statements whose meanings vary according to the dreamer's personal symbolism, Delaney tries to answer such questions with a generalized "It depends." But that never satisfies the curious dreamer. To answer those insistent questions in a way that still honors her belief that dream themes have no universal meaning, Delaney has assembled this antidictionary of dreams. The themes appear, their likely meanings are described, and the dreamer is continually urged to examine the particular dream's uniquely personal possibilities. Falling, for instance, may indicate loss of control or fear of losing status. Maybe an incipient depression or giving birth. It depends . . . Patricia Monaghan