Jill Morris,
The Dream Workbook
(Little, Brown & Co., 1985; 2002)

Most of my dreams are extremely simple. If I dream about being late to work, it's because I'm worried I'll be late to work. If I dream about a TV show, it's because I've been watching way too much TV. But then there's that dream about the teeth and the lunchroom, and I just don't know what to do with that one. Jill Morris comes to the rescue with The Dream Workbook, a handy travelguide for anyone who's gotten lost in the landscape of their mind.

While serving as a guide for dreamers, Morris's workbook also provides a fine quick overview of different approaches to the unconscious. The large section on Dream Theories covers famous theorists like Freud and Jung, and obscure peoples like the Senoi, and discusses it all in terms you don't need a psychology degree to understand. The exercises for each approach are simple and relaxed, and encourage sharing -- itself a recommended technique.

The Dream Workbook is simple and cheap to use. There are no tools to buy, no extra books to read; even keeping a journal or finding a dream partner are only suggestions, not necessities. Anyone who can sleep can use The Dream Workbook. And whether your dreams come in full-color Sensurround epics or filter through in grey drops, they're sure to be deeper after a little exploration.

- Rambles
written by Sarah Meador
published 18 January 2003

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