Dream Interpretation: The People In Your Dream Represent Something. What?

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In honor of Valentine’s Day tomorrow, let’s think about staying together. Divorce and breaking up isn’t always the best answer.  In your dream your boyfriend was awful. He yelled at you about nothing. You noted how veins were popping out on his forehead, spittle flying out of his mouth. Then, in the dream, he threw…

Dream Journaling: Take the Temperature of Your Life With Your Dream Journal

It’s a rough morning. You feel sick after a restless night. You’re coughing up phlegm. You feel dizzy and vaguely nauseous.   It’s time to go see your doctor, you decide. You call in sick to the office.   At the doctor’s office, one of the first things the staff is going to do is take your temperature. They’re also…

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: “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…