Ryland Peters & Small, New York & London
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Nonfiction/Adult/Journaling and Writing
Carolyn Howard-Johnson, award-winning author of This is
the Place, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered
and The Frugal Book Promoter: How to do What Your Publisher
My Dream Journal
Illustrated by Many Pritty
The Ultimate Gift
A Journal that Teaches You
To Catch Your Dreams
essential oil, here is a gift--for someone else or for oneself--that
feeds the mind, body, and soul in indispensable ways.
Dream Journal is a notebook so perfect it could only be made
better by tucking a sprig of lavender onto its title page and inscribing
by Ryland Peters & Small the quality of this volume is true
to their standards. Fine paper and colors assembled to inspire.
The author, dream expert Charles Phillips, guides and informs whoever
partakes of it through an adventure of the mind.
book does what all books once did--it appeals to the senses. It
beckons to those who want to know themselves better. It throbs with
ideas for themes and characterization for writers. Of course, journaling
is primarily something we do to know ourselves and to cope, but
the better we do those things, the better writers we are. And anyone
who journals is a writer, may even be on the way to calling themselves
"poet" or, in fact, already doing so.
journal includes a color-coordinated elastic band that keeps it
closed--sort of a metaphorical key or gatekeeper that may psychologically
deter intruders. Each separator page includes a pocket for clippings,
pictures or doodlings. Like an intimate gesture, it entices us to
use it, makes us think of people we'd love to give one to.
is also a journal that does more than one expects of a lovely notebook.
Charles Phillips includes information on why we dream, on using
dreams as a source of inspiration, and on dream classifications
like psychic, lucid, nightmares, incubating, and religious. He doesn't
stop there. He includes information on dream analysis, and even
tells us about "dream catching." There is even a short
list for further reading.
Many Pritty, should not be neglected. This artist's primitive designs
are so well integrated into this special journal, one could not
imagine it complete without them. We see faceless individuals flying
on carpets or alone. The pictures so perfectly illustrate Phillips'
anecdotes, we may find ourselves dreaming in pictures much like
any good book--and this is a book as well as a place to journal--this
book may be purchased in bookstores or online. It is easily found
by using its ISBN (1841725188) as an identifier when using Amazon's
search feature. Please take the time to look up this treasure. It
is sure to make even those who have never made an entry into a diary
into instant journalers.