The Dream Encyclopedia (Paperback)

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The Dream Encyclopedia (Paperback)


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Exploring the fascinating world of dreams, this comprehensive reference examines more than 250 dream related topics, from art to history to science, including how factors such as selfhealing, ESP, literature, religion, sex, cognition and memory, and medical conditions can all have an effect on dreams.

Dream symbolism and interpretation is examined in historical, cultural, and psychological detail, while a dictionary--updated with 1,000 symbols and explanations--offers further insights. Dreaming about teeth, for instance, can indicate control issues, and dreaming of a zoo can indicate that the dreamer needs to tidy up some situation.

Examining these concepts and more, this is the ultimate dreamer's companion.

James R. Lewis, Ph.D., is the author of Visible Ink Press' Angels A to Z, The Astrology Book, and The Dream Encyclopedia. Other titles include Doomsday Prophecies: A Complete Guide to the End of the World, Magical Religion and Modern Witchcraft, and The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. Lewis' work has received recognition in the form of Choice's Outstanding Academic Title award and Best Reference Book awards from the American Library Association and the New York Public Library Association.
Product Details ISBN: 9781578592166
ISBN-10: 157859216X
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2009
Pages: 432
Language: English

"Encompassing all facets of popular interest in dreams, this general interest resource provides a broad overview of contemporary studies of dreaming, and sheds light on notions of dreams from around the world."  Reference and Research Book News

"A comprehensive reference, The Dream Encyclopedia provides a thorough treatment and a unique analysis of dream-related topics. Of particular interest is the discussion of the importance of dreams in various religious and ethnic groups around the world."

"Tackling nearly three hundred topics that commonly occur in dreams and offering interpretations for each of them, The Dream Encyclopedia breaks down each symbol and explains why one's mileage may vary on certain symbols. Offering much food for thought, [this book] is very much recommended to the curious or professional reader."  The Midwest Book Review

"Whether one is a serious student of dreams, or wishes merely to peruse the volume for pleasure, one cannot help but learn something about the fascinating world of dreams from Lewis's helpful contribution to the literature on the subject."  Foreword Magazine

"Written to be an accessible reference book . . . [t]he material is presented via brief answers to a series of questions."  Choice

"An aid to both dream interpretation and beginning dream research." 

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