i've been studying dreams for along time and i found this book to be the best tool for knowing why we dream what we dream; it's not a dictionary of dreams like most dream books, but a comprehensive look at dream types and the occasions in which we have certain dreams, i've recommended it to all my friends and even my students.
Okay, I have to admit up front, I'm a Sylvia Browne freak. I loved all her books and how much she helps people when they are having difficulties in life.
(The reviewer that gave her "predictions" in a general broad manner to critique Sylvia, was even funny because she showed how general preditions are not much help at all and not even worth reading hers or anyone else's was great in justaposition to true psychics such as Sylvia and James Van Praagh. I just hope she doesn't quit her day job to become a "psychic"-hahaha)
But back to her book, Sylvia is far more skilled, and even though she does not have advanced degrees in psychology or psychiatry (which may even be an asset), she does a truly fantastic job in categorizing the types of dreams you may have (both recurring and nonrecurring)into 5 basic types, and then does a truly wonderful job of discussing how you can best further analyze a troubling or mystifying dream you have had to your benefit. (Freud, on the other hand, and others who have all the PhD's seem to complicate the matter of dream interpretation far beyond the average person's ken.)
In any case, Sylvia does give specific techniques for analyzing and understanding dreams, and even getting rid of nightmares and upsetting dreams that aren't there to help us.
She also gives numerous life examples of how properly analyzing the dream can help us in our daily lives or help us dispel fears and misunderstandings when we just take some time to properly put an annoying dream in perspective.
If you are interested in what dreams mean in a simplfied form, and how you can learn some simple techiques to learn from the information which is being relayed to you in your dreams, this book indeed is a well written, easy to understand and helpful guide. It is very practical and not at all scientific, and it is based on intuition and belief, written by someone who is extraordinarily intuitive and sensitive.
This book is just one more lesson in how we can use our angels and spirit guides to open up our hearts to loving messages we can receive from the other side which will help us immensely in our daily lives.