I was given an eARC of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: dreams, nightmares, the subconscious.
Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars
You all know how much I love reading about occult-type things, and this guide is no exception. I have the WEIRDEST dreams, and am always trying to interpret them. At the beginning of the year, I received a copy of The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary, and since then I’ve been able to look up some of the symbols in my dreams, as well as better interpret them. Then, about two months ago, I received an email about the supplemental mini-book The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Essentials. It took me some time to get to this book (life, ya know), but I’m so glad I finally got to it because it’s such a handy reference.
At only 87 pages long, this book takes up very little storage space on your device, so I downloaded my copy to my phone, which is pretty much the first thing I check in the morning. This made it super easy to look up portions of my dream without having to fire up my Kindle, and then scroll through pages. Since the book is short, it was a very fast read, and the information is clear and concise, despite it’s topic of interpretation.
Instead of specific words like the dictionary, Dream Essentials has more information focused on interpretation of overall themes. So, for instance, in one of my dreams, I cut off my cat’s nose because it was too long. I know- weird right? However, according to this book, the overall sense of the dream can be referencing responsibility of the cat, and too much or too little of it. For me, this meant my dream reflected my inner guilt at shirking my cat-mom duties.
Since the Dream Essentials mini-book is available in Kindle format, I highly suggest it as a reference for anyone to keep on their phone’s Kindle app. It’s inexpensive, comprehensive but concise, and the perfect introduction to the world of dream interpretation- even for the naysayers who think it’s too “woo-woo”! You never know what your dreams are trying to tell you, unless you look into them!
Publication Date: June 4, 2019
TL/DR: The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Essentials by Nancy Wagaman is a supplemental guide on dream interpretation, analysis, and symbolism. It is intended to be a introduction to the expansive The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary.
Read it? Yes! It’s meant to be a quick, easy read (at 87 pages long) and a pocket-style reference.
Recommend it? Yes!
Buy it? YES! It’s meant for the Kindle-under-$2.99 market, so it’s inexpensive but still informative- and great to have on your phone, since we all know it’s one of the first things you check in the morning!
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