Dreams & Science: How to Decide If You’re “Crazy” Or Not

When she was compiling her research, the scientist kept hearing one odd story after another from the people she interviewed.   One girl spoke of her dead brother visiting her bedside in the hospital.   Another elderly man spoke of how his deceased mother patted his hands and comforted him as he faced his terminal diagnosis.   She encountered…

Dream Interpretation: In a Meeting All Night, In Meetings All Day. What Do Dull Dreams Mean?

Sometimes your subconscious practically hits you over the head when you’re trying to understand your dreams. The interpretation is that easy. In the dream, I was sitting around a table with other people present. We were waiting for a meeting to begin.  There was no conversation. Nothing out of the ordinary for a regular business…

Dream Interpretation: “Say You Saw Stevie Nicks”

A number of shabbily dressed peasants were being interrogated by a law enforcement official: “Who did you see?”  “I don’t know,” they said.  “Say Stevie Nicks,” the official said, apparently feeding them answers.  “Okay,” they agreed. “Stevie Nicks.”  “Good,” he said. “That will make it better and safer for you.”  Then it was the famous singer’s turn. She…

Dream Analysis: Should Ann Faraday Be Called the “Fairy Godmother of Do-It-Yourself Dream Interpretation?”

While making the rounds of various TV and radio talk shows, with the release of Dream Power (1972) and subsequent release of The Dream Game (1975), psychologist Ann Faraday popularized both the activity of dream journaling and the idea dreams could be meaningful.  Her books sold over 500,000 copies, according to Harper & Row, her publisher. The Encyclopedia of…