Wednesday, 25. June 2008
Lucidipedia

Love what you dream, dream what you love!


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Every single night we visit our personal dream world. Although most of us don't recall dreams in the morning, we all have dreams every night. A dream world that feels as real as the waking world. Lucid dreaming offers you the possibility to become aware of those dreams while you are experiencing them. Anyone can learn how to have lucid dreams. Be Superman. Have sex with anyone you want, practice for extreme sports or visit a distant planet. Anything is possible. Although ultimately an illusion, the experience is transferrable to the waking state. Be a hero in your lucid dream, feel heroic throughout your waking day. Become lucid and boost up your life.

Lucidipedia - Learn lucid dreaming by Tim Post.
Whether you're a complete controlled-dream neophyte or a veteran of lucid sleep, Lucipedia can help you learn more about controlling your subconscious wanderings. Offers Journals and Forums for Lucid Dreaming and signing up gives you also a journal space to track your memories and successes, as well as free reign to edit collaborative articles on any dream-related topics. Well done!
Category: Dreams & Sleep |




Saturday, 21. June 2008
Dream Dictionary For Dummies

Dreams! What do they mean? You probably recognize a connection between the dream world and the "real" world, but did you know that you can actually do things to nurture your dream life? 'Dream Dictionary For Dummies' is the fun and fascinating guide that shows you not only how to decode your dreams, but how to remember them and even how to make a dream work for you.

Whether you're already a prolific dreamer or are just peeking into the unknown, you're sure to get results from the insights, techniques, and tips provided in this unique and transforming guide.

An A-to-Z list of dream symbols and their meanings helps you make sense of your dreams and harness them to increase your creativity, solve problems, find life purpose, and obtain accurate personal guidance. And, just by reading the dictionary definitions, you'll begin to understand symbology in a much deeper way. You’ll learn how to synchronize your body, emotions, mind, and soul to experience the full meaning of your dreams and, in some cases, make them your reality.

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Discover how to:

  • Recognize your dream cycles
  • Increase your ability to remember your dreams
  • Keep and use a dream diary
  • Notice your waking dreams
  • Uncover hidden messages in your dreams
  • Focus your dreams to solve problems or make decisions
  • Form a dream support group

So start dreaming and get back to reality with a little help from that guide.

Dream Dictionary For Dummies by Penney Peirce
For Dummies, 2008 | 336 pages | PDF | 5.6 MB


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Category: Books & Magazines | Dreams & Sleep |




Saturday, 12. April 2008
The Dictionary of Dreams: 10 000 Dreams Interpreted

What does it mean to dream of running, playing an accordian, catching frogs, riding a stallion, eating honey, dying; or to see an eagle, apples, a tunnel, a shoemaker, or a field of growing wheat in your dreams?

Gustavus Hindman Miller’s groundbreaking masterwork, published nearly a century ago, remains the most compelling and thorough study of all the symbols that appear in our dreamscape.

Updated and wonderfully easy to follow, it’s an invaluable source of information, and key to understanding the unconscious impulses that guide us.

Miller offers an enlightening introduction to dreams in history, dream types (spiritual, mixed, and allegorical), and to prescient dreams that provide a privileged glimpse into the future.

Make contact with your inner self through this bedside companion.

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The Dictionary of Dreams: 10 000 Dreams Interpreted
by Gustavus Hindman Miller.
Fireside; 1st Fireside Ed edition, 1985 | 592 pages | PDF | 1.4MB

Also online at Project Gutenberg.
Category: Books & Magazines | Dreams & Sleep |


Tuesday, 26. February 2008
Dreamwork Basics

These dreamwork basics include tips on remembering your dreams and a special method for interpreting them.


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The Stuff that Dreams Are Made by John Anster Fitzgerald, circa 1858


Remembering Your Dreams

In order to work with our dream self we must first and foremost remember our dreams. Often we may wake up in the morning believing that we have not had any dreams. But it is more likely that we have not yet remembered the dreams we did indeed have. Think of the many times you have gotten up and dressed and gone off to work or school and then, out of the blue, recalled a dream experience. Such recall comes suddenly and for no apparent reason. This is one way our dreams come back to us.

Don't feel discouraged if you do not remember your dreams on awakening. Dream recall can come at any time during your day, and you can do many things to encourage better dream recall. We've put together a list of our favorite ten.

Key #1: Get Enough Restful Sleep

Most people need at least six to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep in order to experience the highest level of dream recall. We need to go through the ninety-minute sleep/dream cycle several times before we become rested enough to have a conscious memory of our dreams.

With some exceptions, most people who only get four or five hours of sleep each night short-circuit their natural dream cycle. Only you know exactly how sleep much you need. You might want to experiment several nights in a row to discover the optimum number of hours you need to obtain the clearest dream recall.

Key #2: Sleep with Your Head to the North

Sleeping with your head pointing true north puts your body and its corresponding chakra system in alignment with the polar magnetism of the earth. Yogi masters, mystics, and psychics have long recommended this position for healthful sleep. We have found that sleeping with our head to the north strengthens our connection to the higher, intuitive self; promotes the health of the body and the central nervous system; enhances restful sleep; and stimulates the highest and most vivid level of dream recall.

A simple compass can assist you in determining true north in your bedroom. Sleeping with your head to the other three compass directions will also affect your sleep experiences. For example, sleeping with your head to the south grounds you to the earth. This helps to reduce the occurrence of nightmares and invasive dreams. However, the downside of the south position is that it tends to dampen dream recall.

Key #3: Set Your Intentions with an Affirmation

We have discovered that what we pay attention to most often grows stronger and bears fruit. And so it is with dreams. Giving conscious attention to dreams will allow you to receive important messages of healing and wisdom that the hidden parts of you (subconscious, emotional, higher, and soul selves) are trying to bring to your attention every night.

It is especially helpful to use a simple, strongly worded affirmation of intention before you fall asleep at night. Try something like, "I will remember my dreams in the morning." Repeat this affirmation, or one similar to it, several times as you fall asleep.


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Key #4: Keep Dream Tools Handy

Acknowledge how serious you are about your dream worlds by keeping your dream journal or a tape recorder close to your bedside. Then make an inner commitment to use these tools each night. It also helps to have a small flashlight handy when recording your dreams; oftentimes turning on a bright light will drive your dream memories away. A bright light may also awaken you so much that you will find it difficult to fall back to sleep.

Key #5: Give Yourself Extra Time in the Morning

An obvious but sometimes overlooked aid to remembering your dreams is to simply set aside an extra fifteen minutes in the morning for remembering and recording your dreams. Set the alarm fifteen minutes earlier than usual or train yourself to wake earlier so that you don't have to jump out of bed in a rush to get ready for work or school.

Key #6: Keep Your Eyes Closed

Another key to remembering your dreams is to keep your eyes closed when you first awaken to reduce the amount of external stimuli that normally floods your brain in the morning. It also provides a blank screen upon which your dream symbols, memories, and images can form. Finally, it promotes a state of relaxation that is beneficial when trying to access dream memories.

Keys #7 and 8. Relax and Be Still and
Re-Create Your Dream in Reverse Sequence


Remember to keep your body as still as possible as you wake up. Wiggling, stretching, or sitting up can drive the memory of your dreams away just as quickly as a bright light can. Sometimes you may remember only one image or scene upon awakening. Don't worry! If you relax and lay still, you can often trace this one image backward and reconstruct your dream, frame by frame, from the last scene to the middle scenes and, eventually, to the beginning.


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Key #9: Journal Your Feelings, Daydreams, Fantasies

Get into a daily habit of journaling your feelings, daydreams, and fantasies. You might be thinking: I don't have time for this! And it's true, many of us lead extremely busy lives and simply do not have a lot of extra time. But this type of journaling does not require a lot of extra time. Don't feel as if you need to record every event or thought of the day.

Simply jot down a paragraph or two (usually in the evening just before bed), describing any feelings, fantasies, or interesting thoughts you experienced that day. Even just a few words or key phrases will help trigger your memory of an idea or feeling you may want to explore later on. You will be rewarded with deep insights into your patterns and life processes when you connect your journal information to the issues being brought up in your dreams.

Dreams are internal manifestations of our thoughts, hopes, fears, and conflicts. They provide us with a stage upon which to examine our issues from the various viewpoints of our self-segments, and, most important, they often offer us creative solutions to dilemmas -- solutions that have eluded our conscious mind.

Key #10. Create a Dream-Sharing Ritual

Create a morning dream ritual. Make it as simple or as complex as you choose. For example, Linda's mother created a morning dream ritual for her family simply by encouraging everyone to talk about his or her dreams during breakfast. Even if you live alone and have no built-in dream partners, you can still create meaningful rituals. One way is to bring your dreams to work and share them with an interested co-worker. You could also call or email a friend. The feedback we get from interested dream partners can provide valuable insights into our relationships and our inner psyches.

Although all the keys we have discussed are simple, they do require you to change. During your efforts to use these keys, don't become discouraged if you find it difficult to change your old habits to make time for the new activities outlined in the keys. Replacing old habits with new energy patterns is not easy. In order to be successful in changing your habits and installing a new pattern, your desire to work with your dream-self must be strong. The good news is that once you do establish a new pattern, it will become easier and easier for that pattern to take hold. Eventually it will become automatic, and you will gain all the benefit without great effort.

Interpreting Your Dreams: Read more ...
Category: Articles & Essays | Dreams & Sleep |


Friday, 02. November 2007
The Only Dream Expert is You

You are the final authority on your dreams, and you should never give the power of your dreams away by handing them over to other people to interpret. Yes, our dreams can be confusing and opaque, and we gain greatly from other people's insights, especially when those other people are "frequent flyers" who work closely with their own dreams and have developed a fine intuition about what may be going on in dreaming. So it's okay to ask for help. More than that, we often need help because we are too close to our own issues, or too inhibited by self-limiting to see what may be obvious to a complete outsider.

But we need to learn some simple rules about how to share and comment on dreams. I suggest the following guidelines for starters:

1. Tell the dream as clearly and exactly as possible. Dreams are real experiences, and the meaning of the dream is often inside the dream experience itself.

2. Consider your feelings, inside the dream and on waking. These are a quick and usually reliable guide to the importance, urgency and quality (e.g. positive/negative) of the dream.

3. Always run a reality check by asking: Is it remotely possible the events in this dream could be played out in waking life? I have never seen more time wasted in dream analysis -- and more life-supporting messages lost -- than when we fail to recognize that our dreams are constantly rehearsing us for challenges that lie around the corner. In our dreams, we are all psychic.

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4. If you are going to comment on someone else's dream, always begin by saying (in these words or similar words), "If this were my dream, I would think about..." This way, you are not leaning on other people and presuming to tell them the meaning of their dreams or their lives. If we can only encourage more people to follow this vitally important etiquette for dream-sharing, we'll create a safe space for MANY people to share dreams and work with them in everyday contexts -- at work, in the family, in schools -- and we'll be on our way to becoming a dreaming culture again.

5. Try to go back inside the dream and recover more information. A dream fully remembered is often its own interpretation.

6. Try to come up with a one-liner to summarize what happens in the dream (or encourage the dreamer to do that). This will often turn out to be a personal dream motto that will orient you towards appropriate action -- to act on the dream guidance and honor the dream.

7. Always DO something with the dream! We need to do far more than interpret dreams; we need to bring their energy and insight into manifestation in waking life.

Way of the Dreamer - Articles by Robert Moss on "active dreaming", traveling consciously into the dreamspace for healing, initiation and adventure.
Category: Dreams & Sleep |


Friday, 13. October 2006
Lucid Dreaming Guide

Have you ever controlled your dreams?

Don't take your dreams for granted. In dreams, things happen that don't happen in daily life. But when you dream, you are convinced that what you see is reality.

When you are at work, and your boss appears to be a pink monster with tentacles, won't you at least start thinking that that is slightly strange? In real life, you would, but in a dream you don't. In a dream, everything that happens is absolutely normal.

Most people are accustomed to the fact that "dreams are just dreams", and that you can't do anything about them. In fact, some people are convinced that they don't even dream.

However, it is possible to 'wake up' inside the dream-- to realize that your boss normally goes through life in a human form, and from there to realize that you must be dreaming. This is called lucid dreaming.

When you become lucid in a dream, you can transform yourself into an animal, become invisible, fly away through a window, materialize a Ferrari in mid-air, step through a mirror or change your mother-in-law into a teddybear. In short: you can do everything you can imagine.

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You can also take advantage of your lucid dreams by confronting your fears, trying to understand your dreamsymbols (they are there so why not just ask them what they mean?), or ask for answers to your questions. You can use your dreams to gain knowledge about yourself and to grow spiritually.

Here you will learn how to become aware of the dreaming state so you can take control of your dreams. You will also find more background information on the phenomenon lucid dreaming, as well as things to do while lucid.


LD4all - your online guide on lucid dreaming, dream control and conscious dreams - realized, painted and written by pasQuale.
Ideal for beginners and experienced users.
Category: Dreams & Sleep |


Monday, 26. June 2006
Dream Yoga

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Temple Dream by Bonnie Herman Zachary

Dreams whisper our hopes, our fears across the millenia, uniting us as one family, reconnecting us with our roots while disclosing our unlimited potential.

Most approaches to dreamwork assume that our dreams are symbolic and so provide interpretations of these symbols. Such an approach provides fascinating insights but creates little lasting change.

Here you will learn to accept the dream as it is, become the characters, give them voice, and listen to whatever arises from within you. If you will trust in this approach, it can take you far in your own quest for wholeness.


Dream Yoga is dedicated to helping dreamwork gain a powerful and central place in our interconnected, high-energy world culture. Humanity requires more than waking wisdom in order to successfully steer through the obstacles that lie ahead of us in the new millennium. There exists within you a wisdom, a compassion, a divine plan that can heal, guide, and protect if you will simply take the time to learn how to listen and cooperate with it.

Dream Yoga by Dr. Joseph Dillard. (English)
Category: Dreams & Sleep |


Saturday, 07. January 2006
Dreamlines

Ever wondered what your dream might look like? Here is a really clever idea!

Dreamlines is a non-linear, interactive visual experience. The user enters one or more words that define the subject of a dream he would like to dream. The system looks in the Web for images related to those words, and takes them as input to generate an ambiguous painting, in perpetual change, where elements fuse into one another, in a process analogous to memory and free association.

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Keyword: Eso Garden


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Keyword: Flower

Who is dreaming? The user, or the Internet itself? In a certain way, both. The program generates a personal moving picture, unique, unpredictable, and forever gone when it is finished, just like dreams. But that dream is made out of pieces taken form the subconscious of the whole net, gathered by some words of the user and the obscure logic of searching algorithms.


The subject of this work is, many times, multiplicity. That of the particles in endless movement, that of the vast contents of the Internet, that of the users and the dreams they wish to dream.


Enter one or more keywords and draw dreams with Dreamlines
by Leonardo Solaas

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Keyword: Sun

Category: Dreams & Sleep | Games & Humor |


Wednesday, 19. October 2005
Robert Moss - Dreaming Like An Egyptian

The ancient Egyptians understood that in dreams, our eyes are opened. Their word for dream, rswt, is etymologically connected to the root meaning “to be awake”. It was written with a symbol representing an open eye.

The Egyptians believed that the gods speak to us in dreams. As the Bible story of Joseph and Pharaoh reminds us, they paid close attention to dream messages about the possible future. They practiced dream incubation for guidance and healing at temples and sacred sites. They understood that by recalling and working with dreams, we develop the art of memory, tapping into knowledge that belonged to us before we entered this life journey, and awakening to our connection with other life experiences.


Dreaming Like An Egyptian
by Robert Moss (English)

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Robert Moss is a lifelong dream explorer, shamanic counselor, novelist and former professor of ancient history at the Australian National University. His many books include Conscious Dreaming, Dreamgates, Dreaming True and the novels The Firekeeper and The Interpreter, which flow from his visionary encounters with ancient Iroquois healers and shamans.

Also read his other articles about dreaming.
Category: Dreams & Sleep |


Thursday, 06. October 2005
Lucid Dreaming / Luzides Träumen

There is nothing inherently difficult to understand about the concept of lucid dreaming: as stated in the introduction, lucid dreaming is simply dreaming while being aware you are dreaming. You can think of lucid dreaming as being conscious while dreaming. If, by chance, during a dream it suddenly dawns on you that you are dreaming, then you have experienced a lucid dream, regardless of whether you have been able to attain control of your dream.

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"Psyches Dream" by Josephine Wall

Lucid dreaming is usually induced by some sort of cue—something that indicates to the person that what he or she is experiencing is a dream, and not reality. Cues, however, are not necessary for becoming lucid: sometimes people spontaneously become lucid without noticing anything strange or typical of dreams. Lucid dreaming is a very simple concept but for most it will take patience and determination to achieve.


Lucid Dreaming by Dream Views (English)
Information on lucid dreaming, controlling dreams, the stages of sleep, dream recall, dream signs, and more. It is written to be easily understood by those just starting out; the information and techniques provided are also beneficial for those who already have some ability.


How have I taken pictures in my dream, hoping that upon awakening my dream was somehow saved... Wouldn't it be marvellous to have a machine that could make one's dreams visible?
Dreams are an individual experience. You can talk about your dreams, you can write them down, or draw them, but you are the only one that was truly there.
Some dream in color, smell, sound and taste. Others in black and white. But there are also people that don't dream at all.
At least that is what they say. Because everybody dreams. Only not everybody remembers them.


Lucid Dreaming: Dream & know it! by LD4all. (English)
Very good! But visit this Site with Firefox - script errors in IE


How can I have Precognitive Lucid Dreams?

When you have some successful experience with Shared Lucid Dreaming you can give Precognitive Lucid Dreams a try. Intent is also an important key to have Precognitive Lucid Dreams. When you lie in bed trying to fall asleep you need to program this intent to have a Precognitive Dream, and when your Dream starts do you have to recall that intent. You should give yourself appropriate affirmations while you are waiting for the hypnagogic imagery to start. When the dream starts do you need to check your level of consciousness. Do all the tests and make sure your logical mind is working ...


Lucid Dreaming Dreams FAQ How To by Brain Mind Research. (English)


Good reading, devices and books can be found at The Lucidity Institute. Website of Dr. Stephen LaBerge. (English)

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"Temple of Dreams" by Garrett Perman


Wenn Menschen in ihren Träumen wissen, dass sie träumen, und dadurch das Geschehen des Traums selbst bestimmen, dann spricht man von einem Klartraum oder auch luzidem Traum.
Wie viele Menschen können Klarträumen? Kann man das Klarträumen erlernen? Was kann man in seinen Klarträumen alles machen? Um die Frage: "kann man das Klarträumen erlernen?" vorwegzunehmen: Viele Klarträumer/innen erleben ihre Klarträume spontan, es gibt aber auch verschiedene Techniken, um das Klarträumen zu erlernen. Eine vielversprechende Methode verbirgt sich hinter dem Link "Power-Napping".


Der Klartraum von Daniel Erlacher, Universität Heidelberg. (German)

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"The Sleeping Snow White", Hans Makart

In den "Online-Experimenten im Klartraum" stellen wir interessierten Klarträumerinnen und Klarträumern Aufgaben, die sie in ihren Träumen ausführen sollen. Die Teilnehmenden senden ihre Ergebnisse über ein Internetformular an uns zurück und wir analysieren die Daten und fassen die Resultate zusammen. Die neuen Erkenntnisse über das Klarträumen werden auf klartraum.de veröffentlicht.

Online-Experimenten im Klartraum ebenfalls von von Daniel Erlacher, Universität Heidelberg. (German)

English Version: In each online "experiment in lucid dreaming" we invite lucid dreamers to conduct a lucid-dreaming experiment at home. The participants submit their results by using an internet form, and we analyze the data. The findings will be published on luciddreaming.de, so all participants will be able to read the results soon.


Ein Klartraum ist ein Traum, in dem der Träumer sich bewusst ist, dass er träumt und nach eigenem Entschluss handelnd in das Traumgeschehen eingreifen kann.
Im Gegensatz zu Tagträumen, Tagtraumphantasien, imaginativen Tagtraumtechniken wie dem Katathymen Bilderleben, dem Autogenen Training oder der Hypnose findet der Klartraum während des Schlafes und nicht im Wachzustand statt.
58% der Bevölkerung haben mindestens 1x im Leben spontan einen luziden Traum. 21% haben sogar mindestens einen Klartraum pro Monat, sind sich aber meistens dieses speziellen Phänomens und der damit verbundenen Erfahrungsmöglichkeiten nicht bewusst.


Für Experimentierfreudige und an veränderten Bewusstseinszuständen Interessierte: Klarträumen / Luzides Träumen von Steve Ebright, Neuropsychologe, Zürich. (German)

Paul Tholey (1937 - 1998) war Gestaltpsychologe und war Professor am Institut für Psychologie der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main und später Professor für Sportpsychologie an der Technischen Universität Braunschweig. Seit 1959 untersuchte er das Phänomen des Klartraumes. Er stiess darauf, als er nachprüfen wollte, ob Träume, wie öfters behauptet wird, nicht in Farbe sind.

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"Daydream" by Pino


Paul Tholey (1937 - 1998) was a gestalt psychologist and professor at the Psychological Institute of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt and later professor for sports psychology at the Technical University of Braunschweig, both in Germany. He began studying the phenomenon of lucid dreaming in 1959 and was led to it in an attempt to prove whether dreams are in color (it has been commonly maintained that they are not).

Paul Tholey und der Klartraum (German Version)
Paul Tholey and the Lucid Dream (English Version)
Category: Dreams & Sleep |


Thursday, 11. August 2005
Dream Dictionary

Dreams are subject to a wide variety of interpretation, there is a belief that dreams can be prophetic and tell the future. Other belief systems suggest that dreams are merely the brain's way of ridding itself of the rubbish of the day. Dream symbolism and dream interpertation is just one small aspect of dreaming. For this reason the dream interpretations should not be taken literally or too seriously. The Dream Dictionary is presented here on this website as a light-hearted insight into the symbolism of dreams and should be treated as such.

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Dream Dictionary - 10,000 Dreams Interpreted by Gustavus Hindman Miller.

Alternative Link: Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted.

Please read also the Author's Preface.
Category: Dreams & Sleep |


Monday, 11. April 2005
Study of Dreams

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Frederick Lord Leighton

The Association for the Study of Dreams has an educational mission to provide the most accurate and sophisticated information on dream research and to provide forums for the display and exchange of this information.
The Association for the Study of Dreams (English only)

Ein gutes deutsches Pendant dazu ist das Institut für Traumanalysen. Hier gibt es eine Galerie der Traumforscher, Traumdeutung, Traumsymbole, Geschichte der Traumdeutung und Traumtheorien. (German only)


Träume zu deuten ist bekanntlich ziemlich schwierig. Wenn Sie es versuchen möchten, ist vielleicht das Online Lexikon für Traumdeutung hilfreich. 3897 Begriffe mit 3223 Deutungen. (German only)

If you want to interpret the meanings to your dreams, here is a 3000+ word dream dictionary: An Online Guide To Dream Interpretation (English only)
Category: Dreams & Sleep |


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