Yet another irritating mass-market book on dreams…
Irritating because of statements like this one:
“In dreams, houses represent your internal world.”
Such cut-and-dried statements are often found in books on dream interpretation. But what’s puzzling about Secrets of Dreams by Caro Ness is how the author contradicts herself…
She tells us that dreams are personal creations and only the dreamer can fully understand his/her dream….
…but then she writes:
“Dream researchers all agree that the attic represents your highest aspirations, your goals in life, and your spiritual awareness…”
I say that the dreamer should determine for herself what the attic in her dream represents. Maybe it does symbolize her spiritual aspirations—but let her discover that on her own.
We learn the language of dreams by working that language out for ourselves—not by having the answers force-fed to us.
If you’re looking for a good beginning book on dreams, try Jill Morris’ The Dream Workbook.
© 2011, Michael R. Patton
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