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10 books about dreams
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The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings by J.M. DeBord
This book was published 4 years ago by Visible Ink Press and takes approximately 16.0 hours to read.
What do reoccurring dreams reveal? What's the purpose of nightmares--and can they be stopped? Why do some people show up in dreams? Are some dreams actually warnings? Going beyond superficial explanations,The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs and Meanings brings a deep and rich understanding to a variety of images, signs, and symbols. It considers the context to help anyone complete their own personal jigsaw puzzle. It provides the tools to allow anyone to sort through possible connections and to make sense of their dreams. From entries ranging from "Abandonment” to "Zoo,” this massive tome analyzes sex dreams, money dreams, dreams of falling, running, or paralysis and much, much more. It brings profound insights to thousands of dream messages. It shows what to look for and what to ignore and teaches how to master dream interpretation. Examples of symbols are given. The complexity and context of a dream are explored. Signs and their meanings are illustrated. Illuminating the intelligence of dreams, decoding clues, explaining symbols, and revealing the universal meanings of each as well as their subtler associations,The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings explores the messages delivered by the unconscious mind during sleep. It examines how dreams connect to daily life. It shows how dreams can lead to deeper understanding and self-awareness. Also included are a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to the book’s usefulness.
12,000 Dreams Interpreted: A New Edition for the 21st Century by Linda Shields
This book was published 10 years ago by Sterling and takes approximately 18.1 hours to read.
On June 5th, 1968, at L.A.'s Ambassador Hotel, Robert F. Kennedy celebrated his victory in the California Democratic primary with a rousing victory speech anticipating a successful run for the presidency. Moments later, gunshots shattered that dream: like his brother before him, Bobby Kennedy lay mortally wounded at the hand of an assassin. The police quickly apprehended Sirhan Sirhan, who the world believed had single-handedly masterminded the shooting. Shockingly, that may not be so, as documentary filmmaker Shane O' Sullivan presents powerful new evidence to the contrary...
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker PhD
Category: Sleep Disorders
This book was published 3 years ago by Scribner and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.
“Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book…Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.” —Bill Gates A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (Financial Times) is a fascinating dive into the purpose and power of slumber. With two appearances on CBS This Morning and Fresh Air's most popular interview of 2017, Matthew Walker has made abundantly clear that sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. Compared to the other basic drives in life—eating, drinking, and reproducing—the purpose of sleep remains more elusive. Within the brain, sleep enriches a diversity of functions, including our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge, inspiring creativity. In this “compelling and utterly convincing” (The Sunday Times) book, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker provides a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Charting the most cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and marshalling his decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood and energy levels, regulate hormones, prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, slow the effects of aging, and increase longevity. He also provides actionable steps towards getting a better night’s sleep every night. Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, Why We Sleep is a crucial and illuminating book. Written with the precision of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Sherwin Nuland, it is “recommended for night-table reading in the most pragmatic sense” (The New York Times Book Review).
The Dream Interpretation Handbook: A Guide and Dictionary to Unlock the Meanings of Your Dreams by Karen Frazier
This book was published 2 years ago by Althea Press and takes approximately 4.5 hours to read.
No matter how weird or out there your dreams might be, you can learn to interpret their meanings. With The Dream Interpretation Handbook, you'll be able to access the mystery behind your wildest dreams and use what you discover to connect more deeply with yourself and make changes in your waking life.
Dreamer's Dictionary by Stearn Robinson
This book was published 35 years ago by Grand Central Publishing and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.
This backlist favorite, selling over 1 million copies since its first publication, has been repackaged for a dynamic new look. The result of years of research, this easy-to-use guide tells how to distinguish the four types of dreams, identify dream symbols, and understand meanings. "Admirable".--New York Times.
Nightmares: The Dark Side of Dreams and Dreaming by Stase Michaels
This book was published 3 years ago by Sterling Ethos and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.
What causes our worst nightmares? Stase Michaels applies her signature out-of-the-box perspective on the dreams that shake us out of sleep, breaking down their symbolism, trajectory, and unspoken logic. She supplies the tools for nuanced readings, along with fascinating thoughts on societal nightmares and strategies for preventing recurring nightmares and invasive bad dreams triggered by daily anxieties.
The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep by Dr. Guy Leschziner
This book was published 2 years ago by St. Martin's Press and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.
A renowned neurologist shares the true stories of people unable to get a good night’s rest in The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep, a fascinating exploration of the symptoms and syndromes behind sleep disorders. For Dr. Guy Leschziner’s patients, there is no rest for the weary in mind and body. Insomnia, narcolepsy, night terrors, apnea, and sleepwalking are just a sampling of conditions afflicting sufferers who cannot sleep—and their experiences in trying are the stuff of nightmares. Demoniac hallucinations frighten people into paralysis. Restless legs rock both the sleepless and their sleeping partners with unpredictable and uncontrollable kicking. Out-of-sync circadian rhythms confuse the natural body clock’s days and nights. Then there are the extreme cases. A woman in a state of deep sleep who gets dressed, unlocks her car, and drives for several miles before returning to bed. The man who has spent decades cleaning out kitchens while “sleep-eating.” The teenager prone to the serious, yet unfortunately nicknamed Sleeping Beauty Syndrome stuck in a cycle of excessive unconsciousness, binge eating, and uncharacteristic displays of aggression and hypersexuality while awake. With compassionate stories of his patients and their conditions, Dr. Leschziner illustrates the neuroscience behind our sleeping minds, revealing the many biological and psychological factors necessary in getting the rest that will not only maintain our physical and mental health, but improve our cognitive abilities and overall happiness.
Grateful Ninja: A Children's Book About Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude and Good Manners (19) (Ninja Life Hacks) by Mary Nhin
This book was published last year by Grow Grit Press LLC and takes approximately 1.2 hours to read.
With the help of a friend, Grateful Ninja learns all about cultivating an attitude of gratitude. In a 5 Day Gratitude Challenge, Grateful Ninja focuses on being thankful for the simple things in life, both big and small. Find out what happens in this comedic book about developing a heart of thankfulness. Life is hard! And it's even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out. The new children's book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young readers, yet witty enough for adults. The Ninja Life Hacks book series is geared to kids 3-11. Perfect for boys, girls, early readers, primary school students, or toddlers. Excellent resource for counselors, parents, and teachers alike. Collect all the Ninja Life Hacks books: marynhin.com/ninjaset.html Pick up the companion journal to the book. Grateful Ninja's Gratitude Journal is a kid's self exploration journal with space to list out three things you are thankful for, what/who made you smile, and the best part about your day. The journal helps children finish each day by writing down three things they are thankful for - a family, a favorite teacher, starting a new hobby - kids will end each day on the right note. html Find Grateful Ninja's Gratitude Journal for kids on sale on Amazon while supplies last. Limited edition!
Our Italian Journey: Living our dream in Italy for one year by Ilene and Gary Modica
This book was published last year by Boston Harbor Press LLC and takes approximately 9.0 hours to read.
Imagine living in Italy for one full year. This was always the dream and promise made to each other. Ilene and Gary Modica sold almost everything they owned to spend a year in the land of Gary's Italian grandparents, to walk where they walked, eat what they ate, and live in the shadow of history. Few places evoke the stirring passions and romance of Italy, where the simple act of sharing a glass of wine, a perfect pizza, and good conversation is an art form. Be prepared to immerse yourself in this beautiful country and live vicariously through the couple's authentic encounters. You'll also discover: How their dream and desire for a genuine experience with a true Italian family came unexpectedly true How, through this journey, they eat and drink their year through Italy visiting eight regions and forty-six cities, including Sicilia and their new Italian birthplace. Our Italian Journey is a travel memoir of an adventure that has forever changed the lives of this Arizona couple. Through experiences and humor, they invite you along their spellbinding journey, exploring quaint villages steeped in tradition and local culture. Come take a glimpse of Italy through the eyes of these new Italian citizens and experience firsthand the Italian zest for living "La Dolce Vita," in this compelling read.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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