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Dream Power: How to Use Your Night Dreams to Change Your Life Hardcover – January 20, 2000


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (January 20, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684870940
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684870946
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,640,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Richmond's weekly dream-analysis column in the Los Angeles Times contains the disclaimer that it "should be read for entertainment purposes only." And so it is with her first book, a collection of sample dreams followed by possible meanings and questions to help dreamers analyze their own reveries. Richmond claims that dreams relieve stress; impart self-knowledge, inspiration and warnings; and solve problems. She even touches upon "astral projecting," in which the soul leaves the body during sleep to communicate with or visit "that which exists in spirit." But readers seeking an exhaustive examination of the age-old, worldwide tradition of dream analysis may be disappointed. Richmond invokes Freud, Jung and Joseph Campbell only once, and makes such questionable assertions as "studies show that as many as 12 to 15 percent of dreams may predict the future" without citing her sources. Instead, she offers prosaic advice for remembering dreams (e.g., write them down) and mostly superficial explanations for such common dream elements as water, vehicles and sex. Nonetheless, readers who enjoy checking their daily newspaper horoscopes may find this dream-analysis-lite equally entertaining. (Jan.)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Richmond, a behavioral therapist who writes a column for the Los Angeles Times and hosts a TV talk show, gathers a wealth of information on dreams and dreaming. First and foremost is the statement that everyone dreams every night. Richmond goes beyond dream interpretation to encourage using dreams as therapy to better one's life. He covers techniques for remembering dreams and prompts the reader in how to realize productive dreams during conscious hours; helps readers work out everyday problems through dream analysis; and, finally, interprets more than 200 different types of dreams. Richmond mentions some archetypal dreams that cross cultures and throws in a few celebrity dreams for good measure. Small yet dense with information, this volume is highly recommended for public libraries.
-Lisa S. Wise, Broome Cty. P.L., Binghamton, NY
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author


Cynthia Richmond, SAG & AFTRA
536 W. Salt Mine Road, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Telephone: 928-830-9933
e-mail: Cynthia@DreamPower.net
Web site: www.dreampower.net
www.CynthiaRichmondblog.com
www.facebook/CynthiaRichmond
www.twitter.com/DreamPowerCyn

"Cynthia Richmond is one of the country's foremost authorities on dreams and their meanings." -Entertainment Tonight, television.

Cynthia Richmond is a board certified behavioral therapist, author, educator, television host, radio host, voice over artist, columnist and speaker. Cynthia has written a weekly column for the Arizona Republic. "In Your Dreams," first ran weekly in the Los Angeles Times for over three years. In addition her column interpreting the dreams of school children ran for over a year and solicited invitations to speak at schools throughout Southern California. For two years Ms. Richmond was the popular host of the daily, live, national television program "State of Mind" on the NBC cable television network from New York. She has appeared on The Oprah Show, Dr. Phil, The View with Barbara Walters, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, Beyond With James Van Praagh, Donny & Marie, Leeza, Entertainment Tonight, Later Today Show, Men Are From Mars, Montel, Maury, Ricki Lake, Soap Talk, ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox news networks and on many other television programs local and national. One highlight was when she was interviewed by Anderson Cooper, "He actually read the book!" She said. Currently she is the dream expert on www.InfiniteQuest the metaphysical website created by psychic medium John Edward. "Along with keynotes, I am often booked to speak as the 'spouse program' for corporate retreats. One of my favorites was at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida, with Alan Greenspan. There were 24 women and one male spouse, we had a blast. Alan discussed the economy to the partners of a turnaround company and I got to speak about the value and benefits of dream work and interpret dreams for participants."
Cynthia's book, "Dream Power, How to Use Your Night Dreams to Change Your Life," (Simon and Schuster hardcover c.2000.) helps readers to remember and interpret their dreams and use the insights gained to make life goals a reality. The paperback version (Fireside Books in March 2001) is in its fifth printing. Cynthia has been featured in print media from The New York Daily News to Ladies' Home Journal magazine to Men's Health and is a freelance writer for magazines and newspapers. In demand as a speaker and educator Cynthia has lead numerous workshops and classes as well as individual sessions helping people to empower their lives. And has worked as a fill-in host for radio programs in New York City and Sacramento, California and has been a frequent guest on hundreds of radio programs across the country. Through her work on television, radio, in print and in person to groups she has assisted people in overcoming such things as lack of assertiveness, phobias, fears, relationship issues, inability to communicate effectively, depression, family and parenting issues and low self-esteem.
In addition Cynthia is in demand as a guest and as a host on programs as diverse as morning news and entertainment programs, to health, and advice shows. She has interviewed celebrities, newsmakers and motivational experts. Cynthia is a sensitive and perceptive interviewer. Media producers love her ability to think on her feet and listen. In humorous or serious matters Cynthia is at home in front of a camera, microphone or live audience. She has been interviewed in Hong Kong for an Indian magazine and has traveled all over the world researching dreaming and its influence in diverse cultures.
Richmond has met, been interviewed by or interviewed many of her personal heros; authors, actors and others who have made a positive impact on the planet, including, to name a few: Martin Luther King's children, Dr. Maya Angelou, Shirley McClain, Maryanne Williamson, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Brian Weiss, Barbara Walters, John Edward, Les Brown, Oprah Winfrey, Isabel Allende, Henry Mancini, Dick & Jerry Van Dyke, Donnie & Marie Osmond, and Louise Hay.
Cynthia wrote the curriculum for several courses including: Change Your Thinking Change Your Life, How To Talk To Practically Anyone About Practically Anything, Build Confidence And Self Esteem and How To Be Happy and taught at the Learning Tree University in California for many years. She is the recipient of the American Legion Award for courage and leadership.
Cynthia is devoted to service work and is on the board of the Verde Valley Sanctuary, a shelter for abused women and children and is actively involved in several causes including www.RanchoFeliz.com, an orphanage and educational center and www.FreetheSlaves.net, which has a plan to eradicate modern slavery world wide.

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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By George Dalzell on February 24, 2000
Format: Hardcover
As a licensed clinical social worker and mental health professional, I found Cynthia Richmond's DREAM POWER to be one the best books on dream interpretation that I've read. It is an easy, enjoyable read, filled with illuminating case studies and wonderful commentary. This is the most useful recent book on dream interpretation I've encountered, and an asset to anyone who searches to gain a better understanding of the meaning of their dreams. It is comprehensive, giving a wide array of types of dreams, and also gives the reader tips on how to improve dream recall and use one's dreams to improve one's waking life. This was a joy to read!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 30, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book by Cynthia Richmond is truely an eye opener. One of the things that I really liked was that I could see that there are several other people on the planet that have the same sort of dreams that I have had. I thought that was so cool. I have so often wondered what those dreams mean and now I can figure them out. Also..this book would be interesting to people that normally aren't interested in dreams as it is straight to the point and step by step....great book!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By joseph parlagreco on August 21, 2000
Format: Hardcover
As an avid dreamer and someone who dreams nightly and remembers thier dreams, I was always asking myself "what the hell did that mean"! This book not only helped me in understanding what my dreams meant but taught me valuable skills that I could use myself to unlock the messages of my dreams. Moreover by listening to and understanding my dreams I have been able to use them to great success both in my personal and professional life. It's like having my own private, personal adviser. I'm reading it again!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Martha Mayhood Mertz on January 14, 2013
Format: Paperback
Some of my friends and I have been unbelievably fortunate to have spent personal time with Cynthia, analyzing our dreams. We have been astounded by her insights, coming from deep understanding, training and experience. Cynthia is authentic and knowledgeable and Dream Power is her masterpiece, making her wisdom available to those who wish and even dare to lift the veil on and really explore the other side of our 24 hour lives, our dreams. I highly recommend this instructive and caring book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Georgia Peach on March 29, 2013
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This is a very helpful book that can give a new dynamic to life. We all have these subconscious minds that are trying to help us. She helps us translate the language of the subconscious so we can be guided through our dreams.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ellen M. Bonetski on February 10, 2013
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I have been interested in dreams for many years. Ms. Richmond's interpretations make so much sense. I have learned my behavior directly impacts my dream. Change your ways, change your dreams.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By joseph parlagreco on August 21, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book. As a person who dreams every night AND remembers his dreams I've oftened wondered "what the hell did that mean". This is the first book I've read that not only tells what my dreams mean but also taught me how I could interperate them myself. What's more by understanding what my dreams mean I've been able to use them to benefit my personal and professional life. It's lke having my own private, personal advisor. The book is easy to read and well laid out, the author speaks in her own comfortable voice and doesn't bog us down in a lot of psycho babble. I'm reading it again!
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Limited information and too subjective. Similar themes with limited resources to engage the reader. Numerous spelling and grammatical errors. Expected more professionalism.
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