The Dreamer’s Almanac is a beautiful glossy, high quality, colorful book filled with easy to access information and lovely color photos depicting and explaining a wide variety of dream subjects. The beginning of the book briefly describes and explains the history of dreams, dream interpretation and the science behind sleeping and dreaming. The rest of the book is dedicated to listing and explaining different dream scenarios and what they could mean for our subconscious or for our future. This is easily my favorite book on dream interpretation, simply for how well it is organized, the beautiful photographs, and the easy-to-understand-no-frills-attached way that things are explained.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to find the meaning behind their dreams. This was a short review, I know. But I really don’t have anything bad to say about the book! You can get it here!
Ever since I was little, I’ve had some of the worst nightmares. Not just nightmares, but night terrors. In college I went through a period of about six months where my night terrors were so bad that I would go days without sleeping, or I would never sleep more than thirty minutes because I would wake up screaming and crying. It was like a living hell. Thankfully, the night terrors have calmed down a bit and I’m back to just regular nightmares. I bought the above book in the hopes of figuring out why on earth I was dreaming about my teeth rotting and falling out or why random people from high school were in my nightmares.
The book is pretty fantastic. It doesn’t just have a comprehensive list of the most common themes in nightmares, but it also has good information on what causes nightmares, how to control nightmares, how to confront fears, the difference between phobias, nightmares and night terrors, and even a little section at the end where you you keep a ‘nightmare journal’. It is the only book I keep to help me cope with my nightmares, and I refer to it every time I have a bad dream that bothers me.
The book is easy to read and pretty well written. It was printed for Barnes and Noble, so it’s really well designed and put together from a variety of sources (all of which are credited on the copyright page of the book). I highly recommend it to anyone who is more interested in learning more about the meaning of their bad dreams and how to control them, instead of letting them control you. As far as a rating goes, I give it a 4/5.
This recipe is for a basic dream pillow that helps encourage astral travel.
- A square of purple or indigo fabric OR a colorful drawstring bag
- A piece of blue or purple embroidery floss OR a piece of jute
- Silver Glitter OR Gold Glitter
(Any three of this herbs)
- Pinch of Lavender
- Pinch of Chamomile
- Pinch of St. Johns Wort
- Pinch of Vervain
- Pinch of Passionflower
- Pinch of Valerian Root
- Pinch of Mugwort
(Any three of these crystals)
- Nebula Stone
(Any two of these objects)
- Small solar charged mirror
- Charm or Pendant that has been warded
- Befriended fossil or bone
- Found feather
- A small item of personal significance
- If using the square of cloth, place all items in the center of the square. Fold the corners of the cloth up and tie the thread or jute around the top of the bundle. So that it looks like this when you are finished –>
- If using the drawstring bag, place all items inside the bag. Tie it off with your thread.
- Place the bag or bundle in your pillowcase.
- 1/2 Tsp Lavender
- 1/2 Tsp Chamomile
- 1/2 Tsp Skullcap
- 1/2 Tsp Spearmint
- 1/2 Tsp Catnip
- Pinch of Valerian Root
- Pinch of Peppermint
- Pinch of Mugwort
- 1 Tsp Honey for taste
- Drop of Full Moon or New Moon Water
- Favorite Coffee or Tea Mug
- Loose Leaf Tea Infuser or a Coffee Filter
- Boil a cup’s worth of water and pour it into your favorite mug.
- Add the moon water to the hot water and stir it three times clockwise, saying out loud, ‘I can astral travel easily. I can control my out of body experiences. I am safe.’
- Now, combine the herbs in either a coffee filter or tea infuser and steep in the hot water for five minutes. (you ball the coffee filter up and hold it by the tip, so that no loose herbs escape)
- Stir and repeat your wishes again.
- Add the honey, however much you like to help it to taste sweet and good.
- Drink up! This is best taken before bed.
Some herbs are not safe for certain individuals to consume. Mugwort is harmful in large doses. Do not drink this tea more often than twice a month. Research the herbs to make sure they are safe for you, and do not interfere with any current medications you may be taking. It is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women to inject Mugwort or Catnip.
Prophetic dreams are an amazing thing. But not everyone has them without a little help (Myself included). So here are some ways you can give it a nudge ^^
•Drink Jasmine tea before bed.
•Plant marigold flowers outside your window, or keep them in a pot on your windowsill.
•Herbs to induce psychic dreams (I put a bunch of these in a pouch and put the pouch in my pillowcase): Bayleaf, Celery Seed, Jasmine, Wormwood, and Mugwort.
•Stones to induce psychic dreams (can be added to the aforementioned dream pouch): Amethyst, Azurite, Citrine, Labradorite, Selenite, Prehnite, Howlite, Iolite, Sardonyx, Moqui Marbles, Gaspeite, Atacamite, Shattuckite. (There are more but I’ll stop there haha)
•Eat onion powder on your dinner.
•Keep an ivy plant in your bedroom
•Plant Beech trees in your yard.