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Your favorite books about dreams

Reviews and suggestions for books on dreams and dreaming submitted by visitors of Healing Dreams.

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Wanda Burch
Wanda Burch, She Who Dreams: A Journey into Healing through Dreamwork
New World Library, ISBN 1-57731-426-3
Through the telling of one woman’s story, her own, Wanda Burch describes how we can use our dreams to discover or build more creative relationships with our families and physicians, draw on energy and guidance from deeper sources, connect with the deeper story of our lives, and even self diagnose major illness. She reveals her own formula of exercises and meditations using dream imagery in conjunction with traditional medical treatment to formulate a personal “healing cocktail” for the body and spirit.

Wanda Burch, She Who Dreams



Christopher Bonn Jonnes, email, homepage
Christopher Bonn Jonnes, Wake Up Dead
Salvo Press (www.salvopress.com), first edition, ISBN 0-9664520-5-4
Notice to Lucid Dreaming Fans:

I've written a best-selling suspense novel about lucid dreaming entitled "Wake Up Dead." The entire plot of the book occurred to me while I myself was lucid dreaming. So I dreamt a unique story about dreaming, wrote the book--and now my dreams are coming true.

"Wake Up Dead," available in paperback and Rocket eBook from Salvo Press, is Amazon.com's #1 bestseller in Stillwater, MN, where it's beating Grisham, Harry Potter, and the Governor's "I Ain't Got Time To Bleed." I'm kicking Jesse Ventura's ass, and there ain't nothin' he can do about it! The book earned publication in a national fiction contest and is now receiving nothing but 5-star reviews on Amazon and Barnes&Noble.com.

There are plenty of non-fiction how-to books on lucid dreaming, but now there's an exciting fiction book available to entertain dreamers and win converts as well. We've even had a couple of inquiries from movie producers. Check out these reader comments: http://homepages.go.com/~cjonnes/reviews.html.

Synopsis, excerpt, reviews, author bio, ordering info, interviews, and other info on the book are all available on my website below. Read this book ... or else!

Christopher Bonn Jonnes Author of WAKE UP DEAD - Suspense Novel Synopsis & more: http://homepages.go.com/~cjonnes

Christopher Bonn Jonnes, Wake Up Dead


Kathleen Meadows, email, homepage
Robert Moss, Conscious Dreaming
Crown Trade Paperbacks, first edition, ISBN 0-517-88710-X
Moss' book is a fascinating blend of the practical and the mystical. He offers a number of practicable techniques for dream exploration in groups and individually without sacrificing the profound nature about dreams which often can't be expressed in our linear waking life language. I felt inspired to record my dreams, celebrate them and bring their messages to fruition in my waking life.

Robert Moss, Conscious Dreaming


Misoo, moons@leland.stanford.edu
Scott O' Dell, Island of the Blue Dolphins
Bantam Doubleday, ISBN 0-440-22718-6 (Yearling)
In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea.Around it,blue dolphins swim,otters play,& sea elephants & seabirds abound. Once, Indians also lived there. And when they left & sailed to the east,one young girl was left behind.

This is the story about Karana, the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Year after year, she watched one season pass into another and waited for a ship to take her away. But while she waited, she kept herself alive by building shelter, making weapons, finding food and fighting her enemies, the wild dogs.

It is not only an unusual adventure of survival , but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery.

Scott O' Dell, Island of the Blue Dolphins


Barbara Barnhill, barnhill@tconl.com
Patricia Troyer, Letters From Home: A Guide to Symbols Awake or Dreaming
Stone People Publishing, ISBN 1-885975-02-3 (1st edition)
Great common sense alphabetical guide to symbols. Covers many, many areas. Easy to understand and comprehend. Provides much wisdom.

Patricia Troyer, Letters From Home


Rolandas Rudomanskis, email, homepage
Serge Kahili King, Urban Shaman
Simon & Schuster, New York, ISBN 0-671-68307-1
Now, even if you can't get out into wilderness or undertake a long apprenticeship, you can learn to practice the art of shamanism. Uniquely suited for use in today's world, Hawaiian shamanism follows the way of the adventurer, which produces change through love and cooperation - in contrast to the widely known way of the warrior, which emphasizes solitary quests and conquest by power. Here, in the first practical guide to applying this antient healing art to modern lives, you'll learn how to:

  • interpret and change your dreams;
  • heal yourself, your relationships, and the environment;
  • cast the shaman stones to foretell the future;
  • design and perform powerful rituals;
  • shapechange;
  • make vision quests to other realities.

S. K. King has a doctorate in psychology from California Western University. He has studied with master shamans from Africa to Hawaii and has trained thousands in his popular seminars. He lives in Princeville, Hawaii.

Serge Kahili King, Urban Shaman


Deborah Verhoeven, email, homepage
Jill Mellick, The Natural Artistry of Dreams
Conari Press, ISBN 1-57324-019-2
This is an excellent book about working and playing with dreams. Rather than offering the usual dream interpretations, she encourages the reader to find his/her own meanings, using a wide variety of methods.

Jill Mellick, The Natural Artistry of Dreams


Mercedes Viggers, mervi@aol.com
Guatavus Hindman Miller, 10.000 Dreams Interpreted
Barnes & Noble, ISBN 1-56619-625-6 (casebound)
Very practical. This is my second book of the same, the first one I bought 14 years ago and definitely it matches dreams and what they meant. A give away the first one to a friend, this one I don't think so. It cost $10.00, it is not the money it is the convenience to have it everyday in my night table.

Guatavus Hindman Miller, 10.000 Dreams Interpreted


Johannah Ries, email, homepage
Morton Kelsey, Dreams-- a way to listen to God
Paulist Press/New York/Mahwah, ISBN 0-8091-2046-1
This one is an excellent "starter" book. It covers things like how to record dreams, how to interpret dreams, tells some dreams of real people, and how to heal yourself thru dreaming. It also talks about protecting yourself when you dream and answers many of the common challenges that are raised against listening to our dreams.

Actually, any one of Morton Kelsey's books are great! Partial Listing: God, Dreams and Revelation; Encounter with God; Myth, History and Faith; The Other Side of Silence; The Reality of the Spiritual World.

Morton Kelsey, Dreams: a way to listen to God


Bernard le Clerc, email, homepage
B. le Crerc, Les Reveurs D'Oiseaux
Biorra Cruidin, Copyright 1991, ISBN 2-9505909-0-X
The book offers 130 dreams, actually dreamed, in which birds are present and acting. More info is available at the homepage.

Cet ouvrage présente les rêves faits par un innocent rêveur tout au long de son existence, rêves envahis par 73 espèces d'oiseaux différents. L'auteur a pensé que le folklore local, aussi bien qu'européen, pouvait aider à comprendre le pourquoi de ces rêves si obstinés. Aussi l'ouvrage présente-t-il douze notices où sont exposées les figures légendaires et/ou folkloriques du coucou, de la huppe, de la chouette, du vautour, du martin-pêcheur, de l'aigle, etc. Vingt illustrations viennent à l'appui de ces démarches, prises aussi bien chez les modernes comme Ernst et Magritte, que chez les grands Anciens, tels que Bosch.


Kayte Sloann
Michal Marshall Smith, Only Forward
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Maybe not really your kind of book. However I enjoyed this book very much. A very violent and confusing book. It basically sums it up though that you can never be rid of your sub-conscience no matter how hard you try. I don't know, I can't explain it. You just have to pick it up sometime and make your way through it. I recommend it. Good luck.


Michelle Oxman, moxman@nettally.com
Jeremy Taylor, Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill
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Taylor has been involved in dream groups for over 20 years. His approach is Jungian, I suppose. He believes that all dreams come in the service of healing and wholeness and that the sharing of dreams in groups is a major step toward the development of awareness of human unity -- how we all are more alike than different. This book includes a section on dream groups and a transcript of a sample group. There are lots of techniques for working with dreams. It's a very practical book. I highly recommend it.

Jeremy Taylor, Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill


Angie Williams, email, homepage
Gayle Delaney, Break Through Dreaming. How to Tap the Power of your 24-Hour Mind
Copyright 1991
This book is organized into three basic parts. The first is how to train yourself to remember dreams. Like tips to keeping a dream journal. Then the author discusses some of the basic metaphors in dreams. The majority of the book is devoted to learning how to interview yourself and others about their dreams. The author is a professional dream therapist and has many years of examples, there are many sample dreams.

All in all I thought the first half was very interesting, but the second half started to lose my attention. It was mostly about interviewing other people about their dreams and I hardly ever do that except with my kids.

Gayle Delaney, Break Through Dreaming


Martin Nicholson, mnitmrn@ibm.net
Robert Johnson, Inner Work
Harper Collins, ISBN 0-06-250431-2
Using dreams and active imagination for personal growth. Johnson is the author of the excellent books He, She and We. He is very Jungian but an excellent writer.

Robert Johnson, Inner Work


Martin Nicholson, mnitmrn@ibm.net
Peter 0'Connor, Dreams and the search for meaning
Mandarin, ISBN 1-86330-223-9
Peter is one of Australia's leading dream therapists. Unfortunately this book is published in Australia and I don't know how easy it is to get elsewhere.


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