Online Dream Interpretation Guides and Resources
Dreams fascinate almost everyone. This fascination may not be shared with the world, yet most individuals have had at least one dream during their lives that stumped them. Sometimes, we simply know that a dream has more significance than our brains are merely defragging after a day's worth of processing information. Books abound on the topic of dream interpretation. Many of which are merely dictionaries of sorts that let you learn the significance of every portion of your dreams from the colors you saw to the people you interacted with to the time of day and the place. For those who rather not buy or read a good old fashioned book, the internet has a wealth of websites devoted to dream interpretation. Below are several such sites and what they have to offer.
The Dream Moods site has been around since 2000. They have an easy to use dream dictionary that lets you search for specific terms alphabetically or via search box and even lists common dream scenarios on the left hand side. The dream bank organizes common dream themes by subject. The site contains plenty of information on dreams including ways to remember your dreams as well as dream theories. When all else fails (or if you enjoy interpreting other's dreams), the site has a discussion forum with plenty of topics to discuss.
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This site is set up with a focus on searching for exactly what you need. Simply type in the term you are looking for and it takes you straight to the entry you need. For example, search for "dogs" and you get the entry for dog. The entry provides the basic meanings that dogs in your dream may have and then goes on to break it down into specifics, such as dog house and German Shepherd. On the main page you will find links to information on dream interpretation, a dream dictionary to browse their entries, and dream themes to search entries by category.
The Curious Dreamer
At The Curious Dreamer Dream Dictionary you will find information on dream interpretation as well as different types of dreams and symbols. Unlike the previous two sites, The Curious Dreamer goes more in-depth in assisting you by providing information on how to interpret your dreams. Their articles, though there are few, such as Dream Interpretation Basics gets you started on the path to analyzing your dreams.
For ease, this site also has the Dream Analyzer. Here, simply type in a brief description of your dream hitting all the major points. The Analyzer then acts as a search tool to pull up all related dream dictionary entries for your convenience instead of needing to search one entry at a time. Unfortunately, the Analyzer is not perfect. Some entries that pull up may have little to nothing to do with your dream. Nonetheless, this tool does save time when searching through dream dictionaries.
Like the others, this site features the basic dream dictionary and common dream section. Although they have a link to a discussion forum, it is unavailable. All-in-all, this site is not very impressive. The one positive attribute, however, is the list of seven articles. Although they are all about dream dictionaries, they are aimed to help those who have never used a dream dictionary on- or offline. For those completely new to using dream dictionaries or who would like some tips on how to enhance their use or find one that suits them, these articles may prove valuable.
Here we have a dream interpretation site that tries to give us everything we need. Unfortunately, the site requires that you sign up to use most of its features including dream interpretation. However, with that you get a free online dream journal to record all of your dreams, a paid option for professional interpretation, classes, paid one-on-one mentoring, and other tools. The site also features a blog and links to their new school.
Which of these dream sites do you find most helpful?
Aisling Dream Interpretation
This site has been around since 1997. The creator, Michael Sheridan, provides us with a wealth of knowledge. The site contains a four part tutorial to get us started on our way whether we are new to interpreting dreams or would like a little more instruction. Live courses are available; however, only in Dublin. An online course is currently in the works for those of us not able to attend. The site contains several articles on dreams and other topics such as auras and spirit guides. If you enjoy receiving email newsletters, the Dream Newsletter is free. Also, as was the case with Destiny Dreamz, you can pay to have a professional interpret your dreams for you. In addition to all this, the site also provides links to related podcasts, media, and books.
The Dreams about... online dream interpretation dictionary is as simple as they come. It's nothing more than a listing of different dream symbols and their various meanings. Unfortunately, this site has more negatives than positives. On the plus side, it does list some symbols that you may have a hard time finding elsewhere. Sadly, while there may be some hard to find symbols, the site seems to lack what should be easy enough to add. For example, under the number 6 category, the site only lists 6, 64, 67, 69, and 666. One would think that, if the site is going to go in-depth with numbers, then every variation involving the number 6 (6, 16, 26, etc.) should be listed.
The major issue with this site is the obvious lack of editing. With the large array of typos, misspelled words, incorrect paragraph breaks, and confusing explanation for several of the entries, it is difficult to judge the accuracy of this site. Given the level of dedication and professionalism shown, I would imagine this is not a very credible resource for dream interpretation.
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