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The Wisdom of Your Dreams: Using Dreams to Tap into Your Unconscious and Transform Your Life Paperback – October 15, 2009
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I have not only started a dream-group but also started helping my daughter with addressing her son's troubling dreams. This book touches on how childhood trauma can continue to recur in adult dreams but what can you do when the person is still a child? We found The Nightmare Solution to be a great guide for working out his dreams through drawing exercises - something I think I think Taylor would encourage as we are following still his four core principles:
1. All dreams speak a universal language and come in the service of health and wholeness.
2. Only the dreamer can say with any certainty what meaning his or her dream may have.
3. There is no such thing as a dream with only one meaning.
4. No dreams come just to tell you what you consciously already know.
Jeremy's book still stands, and his insights are as fresh and valid today in this revised edition than they were when the book first came out. I particularly loved the last section, "Dreams and the Evolution of Human Consciousness," new material that has given me much to think about in terms of the role that dreams play not just for individuals but for cultural growth and change. I highly recommend this book, and will continue to do so for years to come!
Author Jeremy Taylor is an erudite and eloquent dream master who draws from four decades of teaching and facilitating thousands of people to work with their dreams individually as well as in dream groups. His classic guidelines for working with dream imagery and sharing dreams in group dreamwork are unparalleled in their non-dogmatic approach and scope of application. A new introduction and chapter in this updated version of "Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill" elaborates on how the evolution of consciousness, something that is highly relevant in this modern era, is yet another layer of meaning that we can glean from working with our dreams. And, as is one of Jeremy Taylor's trademark signatures, we are reminded that even (or especially) in an evolutionary context, and regardless of the content, "dreams always come in the service of health and wholeness."
With Taylor as our guide, in The Wisdom of Your Dreams we find ourselves popping down rabbit holes of psyche and psychology, culture and mythology, symbols and spirit, creativity and potential. He brings to this field astounding and original theories about the universal and personal meanings of dreams and dreamwork and offers many real life stories and dream examples, which convey the astuteness of his perceptions. A veteran teacher and dream group leader, Taylor's understanding of how archetypes, mythology, psyche, and culture weave together a vibrant dreamscape that is indeed the "workshop of conscious evolution" is nothing less than brilliant.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I periodically return to this book for inspiration. Jeremy has been a key figure in the development of group dream work over the last 50 years. Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. Long
I am on the last page of this brilliant jewel of a book, wishing there were 10 more like it! What an astounding source of deep deep knowledge, excavated from the depths where few... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Pen name
An excellent book with interesting content as well as depth of understanding.Published 9 months ago by A.B. Noon
Comprehensive guide to remembering and understanding your dreams. The author brings 40+ years of experience to his work and writing. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Stefanie Nagorka
This is a revised version of an earlier book on dreams by the Unitarian minister Taylor, who has led many dream groups. His description of working with dream groups is fascinating. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Susan A. Santo
I learned a lot from this book. I'm not in a dream group (the book is mainly about working with dreams in a group) but it was still very informative and interesting and I... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Exxis
Brilliant. Jeremy Taylor's techniques empower seekers to mine the priceless treasures buried in the unconscious, encouraging the confrontation and transformation of the darkest... Read morePublished 17 months ago by June Johnson
I have listened to Jeremy Taylor speak in person and participated in a dream circle led by him, he is genuine and simply brilliant. Read morePublished 19 months ago by iLLustrator247