Book Review: LLewellyn’s Little Book of Dreams by Dr. Michael Lennox
Have you ever wondered what your dreams mean?
My dreams are mostly stress related where I wake up covered in sweat and more exhausted than when I went to bed. I would love to discover what it’s like to be able to fly or visit loved ones who have died, but I only seem to dream about stressy situations.
My recurring dream is that I am at school (with no underwear on) and I realise that I am in an exam that I haven’t studied for!
Do you have recurring dreams?
I found this book packed full of information about dreaming,
here is my Book Review
Published 8 October 2017
Llewellyn’s Little Book of Dreams may be small but it is an Aladdin’s cave of information for anyone wanting to expand their knowledge and even learn how to interpret their own dreams.
We learn that the first book about dream interpretation dates to Ancient Egypt and was written on papyrus. Theories are discussed from psychologists Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung who believed that dreams had significant psychological meaning and moved the approach of dream interpretation from religious to scientific.
Dr Michael Lennox uses the first half of the book to establish types of dreams, how to remember your dreams and ways to analyse them. There are exercises very clearly set out which are designed to equip the reader with ways to recall dreams and recognise themes from their contents.
In the second part of the book, Dr. Lennox discusses symbols often seen in dreams e.g. animals and colours. Popular subjects like falling and flying also have detailed interpretation, which coupled with the personal analysis techniques give a thorough and credible meaning. There is a handy alphabetical index at the back of the book for easy reference use.
Not only does Dr Lennox inform of the psychology of dreams but he gives examples from everyday life to clarify the theories. He emphasises that dreams have very personal meanings from the unconscious mind and that along with symbolic information a greater understanding of sleep therapy and dream interpretation can be achieved.
This book needs to be placed on everyone’s bedside table so that we can all learn to remember, record and analyse our own dreams and learn about the fascinating psychology behind it.
A truly insightful read.
This book was sent to me very kindly by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.