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Birthday gift for my cousin & she loved it.
on March 1, 2013
I have to admit, I have some very strange dreams. I discuss these dreams with my cousin & she pulls out a "dream book" her mother [my dear aunt] purchases 70 years ago. It was in paper back form and time had ravaged the paper, the cover & the first 50 pages were lost. The only thing i knew about the book was the author was very old even at the time this paperback book was purchased in the 1940s.
At our public library website, i searched and found 2 books that might fit the authors criteria. I compared and few pages and hit pay dirt when they matched. I returned the books to the library and purchased this book on amazon & presented it to my cousin for her birthday. She was absolutely delighted.
For 70 yrs this book was the book my cousin and auntie consulted about dreams and they found it to be amazingly forthright & true. A mirror into the future.
As for the comment about the "racism" from another reviewer, you must keep in mind:
The author, Gustavus Hindman Miller was born in 1850. Miller's Dictionary of Dreams first appeared in 1909, ten years after Sigmund Freud's pioneering work The Interpretation of Dreams, and is therefore an historical work on dream analysis first published at the time of a quantum leap in human consciousness. Yes the term "negro" is no longer used but within the context of time, it was a valid term. Just as you would dilute "Huckleberry Finn" with the removal of certain word we now find offensive, the same would apply to Miller's Book.