Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted or What's In a Dream: A Scientific and Practical Exposition By Gustavus Hindman Miller
"Dreams are rudiments of the great state to come. We dream what is about to happen." - Bailey
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted is a comprehensive dictionary of dreams by Gustavus Hindman Miller (1857-1929). The book is a groundbreaking masterpiece that was published nearly a century ago (1901). It remains the most compelling and thorough study of all the symbols that appear in our dreams. It is an invaluable source of information, and key to understanding the unconscious impulses that guide us. Miller offers an enlightening introduction to dreams in history, dream types (spiritual, material, mixed, and allegorical), and to prescient dreams that provide a private glimpse into the future. Dream elements are profusely cross-referenced, making it easy to look up the thousands of dreams and solve the mysteries hidden in the unconscious.
Cicero relates the story of two traveling Arcadians who went to different lodgings-one to an inn, and the other to a private house. During the night the latter dreamed that his friend was begging for help. The dreamer awoke; but, thinking the matter unworthy of notice, went to sleep again. The second time he dreamed his friend appeared, saying it would be too late, for he had already been murdered and his body hid in a cart, under manure. The cart was afterward sought for and the body found. Cicero also wrote, ``If the gods love men they will certainly disclose their purposes to them in sleep.''
The Bible, as well as other great books of historical and revealed religion, shows traces of a general and substantial belief in dreams. Plato, Goethe, Shakespeare and Napoleon assigned to certain dreams prophetic value. Joseph saw eleven stars of the Zodiac bow to himself, the twelfth star. The famine of Egypt was revealed by a vision of fat and lean cattle. The parents of Christ were warned of the cruel edict of Herod, and fled with the Divine Child into Egypt.
Profane, as well as sacred, history is threaded with incidents of dream prophecy. Ancient history relates that Gennadius was convinced of the immortality of his soul by conversing with an apparition in his dream.
Through the dream of Cecilia Metella, the wife of a Consul, the Roman Senate was induced to order the temple of Juno Sospita rebuilt.
The Emperor Marcian dreamed he saw the bow of the Hunnish conqueror break on the same night that Attila died.
Plutarch relates how Augustus, while ill, through the dream of a friend, was persuaded to leave his tent, which a few hours after was captured by the enemy, and the bed whereon he had lain was pierced with the enemies' swords.
If Julius Caesar had been less incredulous about dreams he would have listened to the warning which Calpurnia, his wife, received in a dream.
Croesus saw his son killed in a dream.
Petrarch saw his beloved Laura, in a dream, on the day she died, after which he wrote his beautiful poem, ``The Triumph of Death.''
So, what does it mean to dream of running, abbey, accident, walking stick, rainbow, catching frogs, riding a stallion, dying, to see an eagle, apples, a tunnel, a lawyer, a map, a shoemaker, or a field of growing wheat in your dreams? Find the meaning of these and countless more in 10000 Dreams Interpreted which is surely a comprehensive and thorough study of dreams. The book unravels the mystery surrounding hundreds of mundane and strange items, happenings, places, people, and feelings encountered in the dream world to reveal what they mean in our lives: unhappiness, financial loss, eventual success, risk, danger and gains. Download the book in PDF form free!