Author(s): David Fontana
Dreams can be vivid, poetic, surreal, erotic, haunting, even disturbing - but if we look more closely at their mysterious symbols and imaginative logic, they can provide us with privileged glimpses into the secret corners of our unconscious minds. "The New Secret Language of Dreams" takes a fresh approach to dreaming, with a wealth of real-life examples and illuminating guidance on how to tease out the underlying symbolism and logic of dreams. The author, renowned psychologist and dream expert David Fontana, unfolds the psychological workings of the dreamworld, building on the work of Jung, Freud and other pioneers in the field. He describes the main dream archetypes and reveals how dreams reflect everyday desires, tensions and anxieties in unexpected ways, using a rich vocabulary of symbols.Also, he trains us in techniques for remembering and recording dreams, and for working on their narrative, details and mood to arrive at interpretations that relate to our personal circumstances. By learning to appreciate and understand our dreams with David Fontana's expert guidance, we can trace new paths to self-discovery and self-enrichment.
Professor David Fontana is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and his many books, which include The Meditator's Handbook, Teach Yourself to Dream, Learn to Meditate, Creative Meditation and Visualization and The Secret Language of Dreams, have been translated into more than 25 languages. He is currently Visiting Professor of Transpersonal Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University.