I purchased this book after reading it for a few days while staying at a friends house. I found it to be a interesting way of putting a new spin on my dream analysis. After purchasing a copy, what I found to be lacking is the absence of an index for the over 850 dream images. Other than the alphabetical "101 Symbols From The Zohar" listing the most "important" symbols, there is no way to quickly scan through the rest of the symbols that comprise the majority of the book. Basically what I do after checking the "101" is skim through the 389 pgs. looking for other key symbols from my dreams. I find I have to check every page, because what to call a particular symbol or image from your dream is obviously subjective, so one hopes to stumble across what Mr. Sharp has chosen to call a symbol, or if it is even listed. You can get into a bit of a word association game trying to find a symbol that matches something you may have dreamt about.
So in a nutshell, I'd really like to see a new addition of this book put out with revised and expanded dream images, as well as an index of some kind for quick reference. Particularly an index that takes into consideration the many words or ways of referring to any one image.
When I have been able to find the images I'm looking for, I find the text to be insightful and helpful in offering perspective on my dream analysis. And there is something interesting, and I think valuable, about waking up and letting all the images wash over you as you scan through the book to locate your own pertinent images.
At last, a book that offers an insightful guide to dreams without being patronising or predictable. It contains a comprehensive range of dreams, and makes sense of them on three levels.
First a general kabbalistic interpretation, which often incorporates a psychological observation; second the potential spiritual position of the dreamer, and third, a guide to self-improvement.
The images of each dream are not complicated with distracting and irrelevant detail, therefore it is easy to extract meaning and guidance from the images, which are presented in alphabetical order.
Finally it serves as a useful introduction to the Kabbalah in an authoritative manner without being dry or heavily academic. It is now a book which I refer to again and again.