The Element Encyclopedia Of 20000 Dreams Hardcover – Oct 19 2006
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About the Author
Theresa Cheung was born into a family of psychics and astrologers. Since receiving a masters from King's College, Cambridge, she has been involved in the study of the psychic world and dream interpretation. Theresa has contributed to magazines such as Red, She, and Fate & Fortune and is the author of over 25 books including 'Amazing You: Dreams' (Hodder).
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With all that said, this is a pretty impressive book with some good information. It is a full sized, hard cover 678 page book. We are talking some serious information here. Of course, you should probably read the whole book, then play with it by looking things up. No, I did NOT read the whole book. Here's how I use it:
Let's say you have a dream. You are walking across a bridge. Under the bridge is lots of water and the water is rather violent. You walk across the bridge without fear and you make it to the other side, unhurt.
OK. So, you go to the index in the back of the book and you look up "bridge and water". "Bridges" appears on 5 pages, so you look them up and read. "Water" appears on about 16 plus pages, depending on what you were doing with the water (traveling on it, drinking it, etc.). You start reading and see if it makes sense. Of course, this is the dollar store analysis I'm giving you right now. You may have more stuff in your own dream, and when you go to the page, there are often other questions.
So water symbolizes emotions and opportunities for enrichment. In Greek mythology, river crossings are often associated with death or a journey into the unconscious. Crossing a bridge indicates an ability to move forward and achieve the success you long for. It represents your underlying strength to cope with difficult challenges. The bridge is a potential link of your past with a possible future.
So, if I was analyzing this dream, I might conclude (depending on any additional circumstances in the dream) that I was moving forward into the future and was quite capable of handing anything (emotions, etc) that came up in my transition, even if the "waters" became turbulent. And not only was I CAPABLE, but I successfully crossed over the bridge/achieved the transition. At this point, I might look at other factors in the dream and see if that analysis makes sense to me based on what is going on in my life.
Don't buy this book if you're a worry wart and you are gonna read a bunch of negative crap that will depress you.
Do buy this book if you're interested in analyzing your dreams to either learn more about yourself and/or just for fun.
If you want a dream analysis book, this one has a heck of a lot of info!
This book is much more extensive than I was expecting when ordered. Love it!
This book has the finest cross-referencing and extensions I have ever used. I highly recommend it for any dreamer wanting to know.