The Dream Encyclopedia, Second Edition

by James R Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
Dream Encyclopedia 2

"A very convenient one-volume reference on everything you might want to read regarding dreams and dream excellent source of basic information."

The Dream Encyclopedia is an aid to both dream interpretation and beginning dream research.

American Reference Books Annual

easy to use…. Recommended.


Lewis (DePaul Univ.) and Oliver (independent scholar) explore dreams in a cultural, historical, and psychological context. Recommended.


"Stop spending your waking hours trying to decipher your dreams. Check out The Dream Encyclopedia."

Complete Woman

Whether one is a serious student of dreams, or wishes merely to peruse the volume for pleasure, one cannot help but learn something about the fascinating world of dreams from Lewis's helpful contribution to the literature on the subject.

Foreword Magazine

Encompassing all facets of popular interest in dreams, this general interest resource provides a broad overview of contemporary studies of dreaming, and sheds light on notions of dreams from around the world.

Reference and Research Book News

A comprehensive reference, The Dream Encyclopedia provides a thorough treatment and a unique analysis of dream-related topics. Of particular interest is the discussion of the importance of dreams in various religious and ethnic groups around the world.

Tackling nearly three hundred topics that commonly occur in dreams and offering interpretations for each of them, "The Dream Encyclopedia" breaks down each symbol and explains why one's mileage may vary on certain symbols. Offering much food for thought, "The Dream Encyclopedia" is very much recommended to the curious or professional reader.

The Midwest Book Review
Hundreds of dream-related topics and symbols examined and explained Exploring the fascinating world of dreams, this comprehensive reference examines more than 250 dream-related topics, from art to history to science, including how factors such as self-healing, ESP, literature, religion, sex, cognition and memory, and medical conditions can all have an effect on dreams. Dream symbolism and interpretation is examined in historical, cultural, and psychological detail, while a dictionary?updated with 1,000 symbols and explanations?offers further insights. Dreaming about teeth, for instance, can indicate control issues, and dreaming of a zoo can indicate that the dreamer needs to tidy up some situation. Examining these concepts and more, this is the ultimate dreamer?s companion.

About James R Lewis

Prof. Lewis is the author of Visible Ink Press' Angels A to Z, The Astrology Book, and The Dream Encyclopedia. Other titles include Doomsday Prophecies: A Complete Guide to the End of the World, Magical Religion and Modern Witchcraft, and Peculiar Prophets: A Biographical Dictionary of New Religions, and his latest, The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. Lewis' work has received recognition in the form of Choice's Outstanding Academic Title award and Best Reference Book awards from the American Library Association and the New York Public Library Association.

Hometown: Stevens Point, Wisconsin

About Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Evelyn Dorothy Oliver, Ph.D., has an impressive, thirty-year track record as a crisis intervention therapist. In every case of remarkable healing, she credits the assistance of angels. She holds a doctorate in divinity, and she is the author of Afterlife Journeys and Dream Yourself Awake for Women.

Hometown: Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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  • ISBN: 9781578592166
  • PDF ISBN: 9781578592692
  • Kindle ISBN: 9781578592678
  • ePUB ISBN: 9781578592715
  • 432 pages
  • 75 photos and illustrations
  • 7.25 X 9.25 paperback
  • $44.95 ($27.95 Can.)
  • Dreams and Folklore

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