Chronicle Books, November 1994. Trade Paperback. Item #285372
The interpretation of dreams and the images that pervade them is a perennially popular subject that has challenged philosophers, psychiatrists, and lay people for centuries. In "The Secret Language of Dreams, " author and psychologist David Fontana combines the theories of Freud, Jung, and others -- as well as his own years of experience in leading dream work-shops -- with a unique, visual approach to dreams and dream symbolism. At the heart of this informative and accessible volume is a 100-page "dream directory" -- an illustrated guide to common dream motifs, organized under both thematic headings (such as "Anxiety," "Change and Transition," and "Sexuality") and symbol headings (such as "Flying," "The Body," and "Animals") to help readers unlock the meanings behind the images in their dreams and to better understand their significance. Complete with a chapter on utilizing the coded messages of dreams to foster self-discovery and personal enrichment, this fascinating and imaginative look at the mysterious landscape of dreams is both an enlightening reference and a resourceful gift for the inquiring reader.