Again, keep a record
in a "loose leaf" format, so the themes or symbols in a dream can be
What should be
recorded is feeling, impressions, symbols, and any known influences.
Try reading your
journal every few months to see if recent events throw light on your
between dreams and our
subconscious has been speculated on for centuries. In fact, Aristotle
theorized that there is a definite connection between
dreams, emotional needs and waking
experiences. However, in order to take full advantage of our nighttime
movies, we need to keep dream
journals that record as much detail as can be remembered.
understand our dreams, experts
like Carl Jung and Ira Progoff, believe a series of
dreams must be examined, not just
a single nightís images. To assist in the interpretative process, the
following steps are suggested:
1. Date and time
your dream. You may find that the
dreams you have just before waking
have different themes than those right after going to sleep. When you
date your dream, donít forget to
include the year.
2. Title your
dreams, like The Monkey Attacked
the Cow, Airplanes Explode over the North Pole, or Jack Wonít Stop
Pulling My Hair. Over a period of time, youíll probably find recurring
themes, like dreams with spiders,
or plane crashes, or being chased.
3. Briefly note
the dayís events. If you write down any irritations, worries, angers, or
heightened emotions you had during the day, you may be able to see a
clear correlation between the dayís events and your
4. Record your
dream in as much detail as
possible, including the emotions you experienced during the
dream, AND the emotions you
experienced in recording the dream.
Feel free to illustrate your dream,
either through a drawing or photograph.
5. List the
important keywords from your dream.
These might be words like love, hero, flying, snakes, puppies, peace or
6. Interpret the
dream. Without using devices like
a dream dictionary, try to
interpret what you feel the dream
was about. Was it about being trapped, breaking free, venting strong
emotions, taking a journey, or ?? There is no right or wrong answer - so
allow yourself the freedom of speculating on a meaning.
7. Look for
recurring themes. Once a month, look back through your
dream journal, searching for
repeating patterns. If you find one, your inner self is trying its best
to give you an important message. Donít forget to look for patterns in
your list of important keywords.
* Recommended Dream
tool: Herkimer diamond.
This crystal has
unusual scientific properties of this quartz. Herkimer Diamonds have the
unique ability to convert one form of energy into another. For example,
when pressure is applied to a crystal, energy is released in the form of
heat, light and electrical voltage. This is what is known as
'piezoelectricity'. They only grow under water in one area of the world,
and their cut & polished appearance is how they occur naturally. They
are approximately five hundred million years old. Used here to help
remember dreams. You can find out a lot more information easily on the
* Recommended book:
"A witches book of dreams" by Karri Allrich.