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We all dream. Many of us spend restless nights tossing and turning over mysterious, provocative dream images and symbols. Images and symbols that can be both intriguing and terrifying. Sometimes we have a BIG dream, a dream that haunts us for months. Other times nightmares hold us in their grip, our hearts pounding. Perhaps we cry out. Some nights we may have a sensuous body dream or a garden-variety dream that rehashes the day’s events. Whatever type of dream we have,  most of us are adrift and confused by its impact and meaning. Often we run to a book store, go online, or visit a library to look up the symbols, thus giving our precious dream away to a total stranger. After reading this book you’ll never be confused by a dream and its meaning again.

 Imagine yourself standing on the shore at the edge of a vast sea stretching as far as you can see. You’re a busy person with many demands on your time but as you stand there in your quieter moments you wonder how far away the other shore is or does the sea roll on forever? Then one restless day you imagine the far shore. It seems to call to you and something very deep inside of you stirs. It feels like an awakening. You look back and see that nothing has changed but then, once you look forward, the beckoning feels stronger. You begin to pace the shoreline wanting more. More what? The answer isn’t clear but the feeling strengthens. Then one day you suddenly realize you need to go to the far shore. As this need becomes urgent, off in the distance you see a small vessel growing larger as it nears. You eagerly hail it waving both arms and in a few compelling moments your journey to the far shore begins. You never look back.

Think of me as one of the many vessels navigating the seas of the unconscious for willing passengers such as yourself. You board, we map your route, you travel along your route and eventually you disembark. It’s important that I remain the captain of my small ship, yet it is equally important I share the helm with you if you’re willing to share the responsibilities and choices of your journey. My book is dedicated to you.You are among those bold seafarers who ultimately took the route less traveled and made it safely to the far shore. Those adventurers who found their unique, often challenging route to self-identity, or what my theoretical guide Carl Jung would call the True Self. Welcome aboard!