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Understand your dreams
Parker, Alice Anne, 1939-
Personal Author:
Revised and expanded, third edition.
Publication Information:
Novato, Calif. : New World Library, [2001]

Physical Description:
xii, 257 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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BF1091 .P25 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Alice Anne Parker helps readers decipher their dreams using her proven techniques for remembering dreams, a dictionary of more than 2,000 key images, and an innovative method of interpretation using pivotal questions associated with dream images. This edition includes an additional 500 dream images and a new three-step process for understanding dreams.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction to the Third Editionp. xi
Part 1 Remembering and Understanding Your Dreamsp. 1
Dream Workp. 3
The New Three-Step Methodp. 5
Step 1 What Is the Theme of My Dream?p. 7
Step 2 How Do I Feel in My Dream?p. 8
Step 3 When Do I Have This Feeling in My Waking Life?p. 8
What to Do When You Can't Quickly Identify the Dream Theme?p. 17
An Eight-Step Methodp. 21
Step 1 Record the Images of Your Dreamp. 21
Step 2 What Word or Phrase Best Expresses Your Feeling in This Dream?p. 23
Step 3 When Is This Same Feeling Present in Your Waking Life?p. 24
Step 4 What Were the Significant Activities in Your Dream?p. 24
Working with a Partnerp. 25
Step 5 List the Characters in Your Dreamp. 25
What Part of You Does Each Dream Figure Represent?p. 25
Step 6 List the Significant Places, Objects, Colors, and Events in the Dreamp. 26
Personal Dream Vocabulariesp. 27
Sample Dream Analysisp. 28
Step 7 What Changes, If Any, Would You Like to Make in This Dream?p. 30
Changing Bad Dreams into Good Onesp. 32
Step 8 Briefly Summarize the Dream's Meaningp. 33
How Does This Apply to Your Waking Life?p. 33
Case History Using the Eight-Step Processp. 35
Part 2 Basic Dream Imagesp. 41
Commentsp. 43
Resources for Rewarding Dream Workp. 233
Indexp. 237
About the Authorp. 257