There is too much left unsaid in this book for a novice...for instance, it will list a symbol such as "run" but not really give you clues as to what it means if someone is chasing you in your dream or you are just running...maybe i'm just a novice, but i need a little more information to understand the symbolism.
This is THE BEST dream interpretation dictionary ever. I have given ten as gifts since I discovered it several years ago -- and everyone who's received it has raaaaaaved about it.
The foreward is a must-read, as it builds the credibility for this amazing book. In it, author Barbara Condron describes her passion for defining dream images as something that began in childhood.
In Section I, Condron describes that this "will serve as a reference book giving for words of one language, English, equivalents in another, the language of mind. ... For instance, an apple in your dream signifies knowledge, a baby represents a new idea, and a house represents your mind."
Not only does Condron define the image "in the language of mind" and give a dictionary definition, but she has a section called "thoughts to consider" that is so right on, it is unbelievable.
If you love looking at dream time for guidance in your waking time, this is a must for your library.