The Stuff of Dreams—and What They Mean
Through Gates of Horn and Ivory
Chances are that you may have had a strange dream and wondered what it meant. The ancient Greeks even spoke of dreams as passing through two kinds of gates—ivory gates for “false” dreams and horn gates for “true” dreams that would come to pass. One way to analyze your dreams is to keep a journal or use an app to record what you remember from your dream as soon as you wake. You can then try these books to help you figure out the meanings behind your dreams.
- Dream Dictionary: An A to Z Guide to Understanding your Unconscious Mind
- Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream
- The Dream Bible: The Definitive Guide to Every Dream Symbol Under the Moon
- The New American Dream Dictionary: The Complete Language of Dreams in Easy-to-Understand Form
Photo credit: Andrew Beebe
Jessica Chung is a MLIS student and an intern for the San Mateo County Library. She dreams in color.