Dream interpretations are a common thing these days. Most of the things that we see in our dreams are quite suggestive. We don't know the actual message or warning they convey, but they are still compelling enough to keep us wondering.

We want to interpret our dreams because we want to make sense out of them. We are wired to be curious, and therefore, any unknowns would really agitate our curiosity. In fact, it was not some mystic groups that started the idea of dream interpretations. Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud are among those people who compelled people to study and record dreams.

In the field of psychology, the concept of dream interpretation is entirely accepted. Some experts suggest that the act of interpreting or deciphering these dreams is an instinctive mechanism to make amends to the things that we don't understand.

Fortunately, there's no need for you to seek the help of dream interpreters when it comes to an understanding of the nature and implications of your dreams. Although these interpreters are a great help, you can still do the work by yourself. Here are 7 books about dream meaning that you should check out!

1. The Interpretation Of Dreams - Sigmund Freud

The Interpretation Of Dreams - Sigmund Freud
Obviously, the first one that should come to this list is no other than the dream interpretation book written by the legendary Freud. This one is a classic work and has been read by thousands or millions of interpreters already. This one delves into the realm where science and mystery collides. It provides basic insights toward dream theories and even presents case studies that somehow explains how dreams occur and their potential implications.

2. The Ultimate Dictionary Of Dream Language - Briceida Ryan

The Ultimate Dictionary Of Dream Language - Briceida Ryan
This particular book by Briceida Ryan is just like an ordinary. Everything here is to give meaning to the perplexing visions that you saw while you are sleeping. That's the very reason why this book is touted as the "ultimate dictionary."

All the dream interpretations here are arranged in alphabetical order--just like a standard dictionary. Various objects, scenarios, and elements that are present on dreams are listed here. It also delves into the world of nightmares, lucid dream, and even dreams of premonition. It is an extensive book that would really help you elucidate the plausible symbolism of your dreams.

3. Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth - Robert Johnson

 Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth - Robert Johnson
The book of Robert Johnson is actually inspired by the Jungian school of thought. The latter is a branch of analytical psychology that established the importance of individual psyche to reach the concept of wholeness. Elements that are present in mind during the conscious and unconscious are also among the things that are being discussed by this field.

Anyway, the book "Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth" stems from the Jungian approach. It highlights explicitly a four-step mechanism that enables dreams to happen. While it is true that this book does not really delve into exploring the meanings of certain dreams, it still elaborates concepts that could explain why dreams occur. In the book, you can also read sections where Johnson suggest that dreams can affect our day-to-day lives and activities.

4. What Your Dreams Are Telling You: Unlocking Solutions While You Sleep by Cindy McGill with David Sluka

 Unlocking Solutions While You Sleep by Cindy McGill with David Sluka
The title of this book is the very question that we ask ourselves if we experienced an intriguing dream while we are sleeping. We want to know the meaning and symbolism behind the dreams we see and experience--even if they become too complicated.

With this book, you can train your brain on how to dream better. Furthermore, it can also provide you with the right tools for dream interpretations. It is a cheat sheet that can help you apply the interpretation to your day-to-day life. You should check this one out!

5. Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self - Robert Waggoner

 Gateway to the Inner Self
Those who are into lucid dreaming should get this book. Although lucid dreaming is more enigmatic than ordinary dreams, the book still explored this phenomenon and explained its occurrence. Waggoner is a lucid dreamer himself, so this book is told in a personal and autobiographical perspective. In here, he indicated the various instances where he was able to dream while being conscious. Of course, he also provided on how you can do it by yourself as well!

Both new and experienced lucid dreamers will find this book beneficial. It is your guide on how you can fully manifest control while you are asleep!

6. 12,000 Dreams Interpreted - Gustavus Hindman Miller

12,000 Dreams Interpreted
Interestingly, this book is probably one of the oldest collections of dream interpretations these days. It has been noted that this thing has been written approximately 100 years ago. And even up until now, the book is still a trusted source of information for interpreting various dreams.

Just like what its title suggests, the "12,000 Dreams Interpreted" listed 12,000 types of dreams and their actual interpretations. From dreams about getting pregnant or reading a book, it has it all. The book has been further updated so that it can make sense to 21st-century readers. Dreams about computers and modern devices are included in the pages of this book.

7. Dream Alchemy: The Ultimate Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams - Jane Teresa Anderson

 The Ultimate Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The Dream Alchemy of Jane Teresa Anderson is another comprehensive book about dream interpretations. Most of the common dreams people see during their sleep are listed in this book. It can also certainly help you understand all the things that are running in your subconscious. Moreover, the Dream Alchemy actually indicates how a person can maximize the benefits of their dreams in real life. It also teaches how to negate nightmares and bad dreams and turn them into good ones.

Author's Bio: 

Carol J. Aguilar is a professional and expert and psychic medium. Her gifts manifested when she was still five years old. She has always been seen with extreme clairvoyance and extraordinary abilities to unravel some of the mysteries of the day-to-day world.