Easy To Read Book About Dreams
Dreams 1 2 3: Remember, Interpret, and Live Your Dreams is my solution to complicated books about dreams. When I first got started on the subject of dreams more than 20 years ago, I began by reading Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. The material was dense and written for other scientists. Until I got my hands on Jung’s Man and His Symbols, I hadn’t encountered anything written about dreams that was insightful and accurate while also being easy to read. Even in today’s book market there are few books that are accessible for lay readers.
I saw a need for a book about dreams written for the general public, a book that actually teaches how to work with dreams and illustrates step by step how it’s done. In Dreams 1-2-3 I cover how to remember dreams and keep a journal, how to interpret and decode dreams by understanding symbolism, how to understand recurring dreams and nightmares, and how to apply what you learn about yourself in dreams to your waking life. This last step is most important; otherwise, remembering and interpreting your dreams is just entertainment, and dreams are meant for much more than just entertainment.
To learn more about the book and my system for dream interpretation, visit the book’s website at Dreams1-2-3.com.
Dreams 1-2-3 is published by Hampton Roads. Originally published by the author.
It is available in print and ebook editions.
This review at Barnes & Noble I think really sums up what I’m trying to say:
If you’re committed to learning about yourself from your dreams, buy this book. As I teenager, I had a Freudian dream dictionary by my bedside and learned almost nothing. I read Jungian analysis and got more pieces of the picture, but found the methods tedious. DeBord makes dream interpretation simple (if not always easy). Rather than having you memorize symbol meanings, he hands you tools for mentally breaking down the imagery in a way that’s personal to you. He’s realistic about dreams. Some have great meaning, some don’t.
Also, the book is not weighed down with spiritualism even as it remains open to the possibility of a paranormal inspiration for (some) dreams.
It’s truly a gem and offers a way of interpreting that’s practical, not overly time-consuming, and makes dreamwork itself more meaningful.