D.R.E.A.M. Catchers #atozchallenge

The A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013   has already brought me more blog friends than I’ve met in quite some time! How is everyone doing? I’m co-hosting it on Amlokiblogs, so drop me a comment there if you have something to say about the challenge itself. On this blog, I’ll be featuring (mostly) indie-published book excerpts for all of April. I love reading, and supporting author-friends, and this is a good way to do both.

D. R.E.A.M Catchers
D. R.E.A.M Catchers

Today, for D, I give you a non-fiction book: D.R.E.A.M. Catchers by Cheryl Therrien and Susan Cooper.

Elevator Pitch: “D.R.E.A.M. Catchers” is a simple and easy to use introductory guide to interpreting your dreams. If you are looking for a quick ‘go to’ resource to look up the dream you just had, and you don’t have a lot of time, this is the manual for you.

Excerpt: Each color has its own meaning.  Colors play a role in clothing, plants, buildings, furniture, etc. Pay attention to the specific colors you see and their intensity, whether they’re bright or dull. Pale or dull colors indicate weakness or subtlety. Dark colors represent passion and intensity. Bright colors signify some kind of awareness. To make it easy, we will list each color, and its general meaning along with key words that are associated with each color.

Red – is highlighting something of importance or intensity to a subject or situation, or it may represent some form of danger.

The positive key words are: raw energy, force, vigor, intense passion, power, courage, impulsiveness, passion, something stimulating, exciting, exotic, full of life or vigor.

The negative key words are: danger, violence, aggression, blood, shame, rejection, sexual impulses and urges, or even anger.

Buy the book on Amazon and Nook.

So the next time you wake after a dream that you wish you could interpret, you know which book to turn to. This could be a keeper (on the bedside table)!

Do you believe in meanings and symbols behind dreams, and wish you knew what they were?

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  1. Jocelyn Rish

    I definitely believe that dreams are our brains’ way of sorting information and working things out while we sleep. And symbols are such a pervasive part of our collective storytelling that it only makes sense that our brains would use them in our dreams as well. I certainly have some weird ones, so I could probably use one of those books on my nightstand. 🙂

  2. suzanne

    Hi, found you via the A-Z 🙂 I have dream catchers in my house, but not convinced that dreams are much more than rehashing events that have already happened/on your mind. But, hey, what do I know, I believe in Angels?! Suzanne

  3. writerlysam

    Love those – they’re so magical:) My girls and I made a dream catcher as part of a Native American project and let me tell you – it was not easy *disclaimer – I am not crafty*

  4. shail

    This sounds quite interesting. I have always wanted to know if there is anything behind recurrent dreams 🙂 I will just add the book to my ‘to read’ list. Thank you 🙂

  5. Tui Snider (@mentalmosaic)

    Oh, yeah! I love messing around with dream interpretation. I dunno how it got started, but back when I was a barista, I had several customers who would often consult with me regarding their dreams. It was such a fun little ritual to accompany their coffee in the early mornings!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog the other day. 🙂


  6. Joe Owens

    There are so many theories on dream interpretation that I just really am not sure what believe. Perhaps I should check out this book.

  7. Gregg

    I like those dream catchers hanging in the mirrors. I don’t go in for dreams meaning anything. I sure have some weird now and then.

  8. Anuradha

    Oh I get a lot of dreams and often understand what they mean. Sometimes they are weird, sometimes there’s a dreamland and I know all the direction out there! I will check out this book for sure. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Ruchira

    I love the idea of understanding the meaning behind your dreams ! The only recurring dream I have had is that I have flunked my Maths exam. No prices for guessing that I was scared of Maths 😛

  10. Susan Scott

    Interesting comments! I have just posted for today’s A-Z challenge on Dreams, a topic close to my heart, as I believe the dream world is an untapped, rich source of meaning to the dreamer who wishes to learn more about themselves. However, I believe it is very important to NOT make an immediate interpretation of your dream.

  11. Shilpa Garg

    Sounds like a great book! But I just cant remember my dreams. Why does that happen? Any clue? because there are so many people who remember their dreams so vividly!

  12. meeraahji

    Loved the ‘elevator pitch’ at the start! Almost like a presentation 🙂 Well, I don’t have time for dreams these days with a 4 year old and 5 month old at home. But when I do, I’ll sure figure out if this book works. Thanks!

    ps: D for Damayanti too… your day today!

  13. The Carpenter's Quill

    Some of my dreams are so vivid I absolutely believe they had/have intention, meaning, etc. Half the time I can’t figure them out but I remember every detail! Gotta pick up this book! Sounds interesting.

  14. reeyah

    I ALWAYS have dreams, and while I can figure them out most of the time, there are times I wake up going huh? What just happened? :-))

  15. Kirsten

    I think dreams are quite an important part of understanding ourselves and what’s going on in our lives. I love trying to figure them out!
    Sounds like a great book. 🙂

  16. KayEm

    Have enjoyed A to D. Looking forward to the rest. Great idea, Damyanti.

    As for dreams we’ve just been told one by our sis-in-law about my brother who suddenly passed away. The dream was so weird it made us laugh and I guess, in a way, helped with the raw pain. Wonder what it means.

    Cheryl and Susan, what a great idea for a book.

  17. Mina B.

    I used to have a few dream books but I haven’t seen them in years. Not sure what happen to them and it may be time to get another one. 🙂