Dreams are highly creative works of art, atmospheric and colorful, dramatic and adventurous, filled with texture, taste, extraordinary images, and sound. And, like any true artwork, their layers of meaning become apparent only when we dig beneath the surface. Contact your subconscious, and all the wisdom it contains, with this richly illustrated map of the dreamscape. Begin the journey by keeping a journal to aid self-knowledge and as a source of inspiration. Advice on active work techniques--including a dream checklist with questions to answer--paves the way for enlightening interpretations. Check for recurring places, people, and patterns, and make sense of the "language of symbols," from archetypes to labyrinths to saints and sinners. Consider the different ways psychic phenomena surface in dreams, and connect with ancestral voices. Use these nightly fantasies to diagnose illness, heal addictions, solve problems, and enrich creativity. You'll understand your dreamsandyourself.James Buckley Jr. is the author of 'The Bathroom Companion', published 2005 under ISBN 9780806927732 and ISBN 0806927739.