Thank you to the Reddit Dreams community for sharing their dreams with me and going through the growing pains together as I learned how to explain the subject to a wide audience. We’ve learned a lot in the process, which you’ll find in this book. You taught me that I have something valuable to share and gave me the courage to go public with it. After three years of work and editing, and more work and editing with a great publisher, Hampton Roads, the finished product is here!
We worked our hearts out on this book and hope you’ll love it. Caroline Pincus, the book’s editor, did a terrific job at every turn, as did the entire team at Red Wheel Weiser, the publishing umbrella over a variety of imprints including Hampton. My agent Lisa Hagan deserves a big shout out too for finding the perfect publisher and editor for my book. Reviews have been great.
The bottom line you should know, if you don’t have time to read through this site, is that dreams really aren’t as hard to understand as they can seem. Understanding yours will take practice, but it won’t take long to catch on. I’ve taught many people from all walks and stages of life how to understand their dreams and use them for their benefit. Once you understand how to decipher the language that dreams speak — symbolism — and decode the stories they tell, you’ll be well on your way.
Also, I heard from many members of the Reddit Dreams community that they were frustrated by books about dreams that didn’t teach them how to understand their own. Dream dictionaries can provide great ideas as starting points, but there are no universal meanings or definitions for dreams, no Rosetta Stone. The symbolism is all personal. The same symbol can mean something much different in my dreams than yours. That’s why I focus on showing you how to decipher the symbolism of your dreams, understand the story structure. I explain it in a way that anyone can understand, plain and simple. In Reddit-speak, you could say that I explain like I’m five, using examples and bullet points. Whether you are in high school or retired, have been to college or not, know about dream psychology or not, you can follow along with this book and understand your dreams.
Dreams truly can be guides for life. And they can be life-changing. Understanding my dreams and creatively working with them opened doors for me not just professionally as an author and personally in my love life, but also spiritually, financially, emotionally, productively. After many years of trying I finally found my way to where I belong as an adult, and my dreams played a large part in getting me there.
I encourage you to check out this site and drop by my blog, dreams123.net, to get a good idea of what I am offering. At this site I give overviews of how to remember, interpret, and live your dreams, as well as a description of the book.
I’ve heard it said that dreams are wishes of the heart, and I’ve often found that to be true. The wish of my heart is that you get from my book the knowledge to understand and live your dreams. ~Peace
One heckuva dream interpreter!
–George Noori, host of Coast to Coast AM
Just received my copy of Dreams 1-2-3, I got started reading and interpreting right away. I’ve already marked up portions of my book. I will definitely be keeping this by my bed for early morning assistance so that I can better understand my dreams. I am loving this book and Mr. DeBord’s take on dream interpretation, it’s fresh and interesting.
–user ‘love to learn’ @Amazon
If you want to delve into dream interpretation for the first time this is the book for you. J.M. DeBord starts from the beginning. He assumes no prior knowledge and a strong curiosity. He is a born teacher who uses examples liberally to elucidate his explanations of dream decoding. His own enthusiasm for his work is evident. His experience with dream interpretation for himself and others is clear.
–Larry Pesavento, author of Toward Manhood: Into the Wilderness of the Soul
Although J.M. DeBord’s Dreams 1-2-3 is written for those with little to no experience with Dream Interpretation, it contains a wealth of tips and insights for those, like me, who have worked with dreams for many years! As a guest on my radio show, J.M. drew listener responses like ‘awesome’. ‘right-on’, ‘amazing insight’ and ‘cool dude’. J.M.’s book is a must have for those interested in Remembering, Interpreting and Living Their Dreams. It’s one I highly recommend.
–Robert Sharpe, Bringing Inspiration to Earth radio program
I am compelled to, with no reservations, recommend Dreams 1-2-3 by J.M. DeBord to anyone who is looking for self-improvement, answers, or just wanting to understand more about their mind and heart. You may even realize the potential you that might not have known was in you.
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