Just last week I sent off the final corrections on the proofs for Dream Patterns: Revealing the Hidden Patterns of our Waking Lives. Findhorn Press is publishing it. They’ve been great to work with. They’re always professional and make publishing easy for the author. It should be out sometime between July and November.
I’ve been studying my own dreams for almost thirty years now. I was often frustrated in my early years of interpreting my dreams. Back then, I was following the dream-dictionary approach of almost every book on the subject. These books ask you to interpret every element of every individual dream to find the meaning of that particular dream. This usually resulted in incoherent interpretations. I’ve found psychoanalytical approaches, especially Jungian approaches, to be very useful – but for only a small number of dreams.
Dream interpretation finally opened up for me when I realized that the real value of dreams isn’t in individual dreams, let alone individual dream elements; it is in the long-term patterns. By studying the patterns that appeared in my dreams, I am able to recognize and then transform patterns that exist in my waking life. It is this method that I teach in Dream Patterns.