While here at DepthDreaming.com we believe we have the best dream dictionary on the planet :), we are not too proud to understand that some of you will want a variety of opinions on your dreams, and some of you will prefer to read physical books to find them. In the following article, we review the best dream dictionary books for a variety of audiences, and where you can get them.
Before we launch into our reviews of dream dictionary books, its worth taking time to consider what it is you are looking for. There won’t be a one-size-fits-all best option, because some will be looking for a specific angle, such as a Christian dream dictionary, or some will want a huge reference text to poor over for hours.
Whatever it is you’re looking for, we’ve tried to cover all bases, so hopefully you’ll find the right one for you below.
Most Popular Dream Dictionary
With over 1 million copies sold, this dream dictionary by Stearn Robinson and Tom Corbett is easily one of, if not the most popular dream dictionary book around.
While being popular isn’t the only criteria of success, obviously when something has been this popular for a sustained period, it speaks to the high quality of the contents.
- The book helps you understand the four different types of dreams, decode dream symbols, and of course, understand the implied meaning.
- The book is arranged alphabetically, and is designed to be kept beside for easy reference, as soon as you awake.
- With over 3,300 reviews on Amazon, the book has certainly been around for long enough to be well vetted by the public, and remains exceedingly popular.
The book comes from popular authors Tom Corbett and Lady Stearn Robinson, and has been featured in The New York Times.
Best Christian / Biblical Dream Dictionary
The Illustrated Dictionary of Dream Symbols by Dr. Joe Ibojie is a highly rated dream dictionary, deeply informed by Christian and Biblical understandings of the world.
Dr. Ibojie’s book will help you understand the meaning, symbolism and significance of your dreams through a Christian lens. Dr. Ibojie was a medical doctor prior to becoming a Pentecostal Christian minister, and now pastor’s in Aberdeen, Scotland.
His book is approximately 320 pages of great information, and comes highly rate, with (at the time of writing) 765 reviews on Amazon, average over 4 stars.
Best Islamic Dream Dictionary
The author of this book, Ibn Seerin, describes it as for “all who takes dreams seriously”, although acknowledges it has a Muslim influence.
The dream analysis contained within includes techniques such as contraposition, and interpretation by correlation and approximation.
It also looks at significant dreams from the Abrahamic religions forefathers, including Noah, Abraham, Daniel and Jacob. It also analyses some unique dreams of spiritual masters of this unique art.
The books boasts over 4000 entries, which is extensive to say the least. It comes well regarded on Amazon, with an average rating of over 4 stars at the time of writing.
Best Dream Dictionary For Relationships
Personally, I’m not a big fan of dividing dreams up into those related to ‘relationships’ and those which aren’t, simply because life isn’t that simple.
How do you know if your dream is only about a relationship or not if you only view it through a relationship lens?
Anyway, despite my reservations, some folks like such things, and so here is the pick in the category of ‘relationship related dream books‘.
The author, Kelly Sullivan Walden, is author of several dream related books and is a certified clinical hypnotherapist.
Best Dream Dictionary – Journal Combination
This one is a little different – its a combination of a dream journal (quite a beautiful one at that), and a dream interpretation guide, without being a full dream dictionary.
The book, from Caitlin Keegan, who is a designer and illustrator, comes with many illustrations and in its own words, is a “quiet invitation to be mindful of your sleeping mind. With hits of metallic gold foil on the cover and beautiful artwork throughout, this luxe keepsake will sit pretty on any bookshelf or bedside table”.
I suspect it meant to say ‘hints of metallic gold’, but lets be generous with them 🙂