ABC Book 1: “The Court of Curiosity” (2020)
A lost work of Historical Dream Literature from 1669, preserving the letters of a French Knight in an English translation wherein he details a “dream dictionary” approach to interpretation by referencing the collected musings of ancient authors on the subject. ~ 195 pages. 69 footnotes describing obscure terms and historical figures. 28 page Alphabetical Dream Index referenced by type of symbol, behavior, icon or general hierography.
ABC Book 2: “The Mystery of Dreams” (2021)
Preacher Phillip Goodwin delivers this sermon upon Divine Dreams from the Year of Our Lord 1658, detailing means and methods for discerning God’s True Visions from the Delusions of the Devil. ~ 379 pages. 265 footnotes describing archaic terms and historical figures. 14 page Alphabetical Dream Index referenced by type of symbol, behavior, icon or general hierography. 19 pages of Bible Chapter and Verse cross-referenced to text citations.
ABC Book 3: “Oneirochronologia: Volume I” (2021)
The Evolution of Dream Interpretation from the 16th to the 19th Centuries (Part 1 of 3). A Chronological Anthology of Historical Dream Literature from 1528 through 1644, consisting of three shorter texts, including the most famous work of it’s day, The Most Pleasant Art of the Interpretation of Dreams (1528), The Divine Dreamer (1641), and The Oneirocritica of Artemidorus Daldianus (1644). ~ 315 pages. 189 footnotes referencing historical figures and detailing archaic terms.
ABC Book 4: “Oneirochronologia: Volume II” (2021)
The Evolution of Dream Interpretation from the 16th to the 19th Centuries (Part 2 of 3). A Chronological Anthology of Historical Dream Literature from 1668 through 1841, including numerous shorter texts: A Discourse on Divine Dreams (1668), Oniropolis: Dreams Interpreter (1670), Inaugural Dissertation on Sleep and Dreams (1791), several chapters of The Philosophy of Mystery (1841), and many others. ~ 391 pages. 449 footnotes detailing archaic terms and historical figures.
ABC Book 5: “Oneirochronologia: Volume III” (2021)
The Evolution of Dream Interpretation from the 16th to the 19th Centuries (Part 3 of 3). A Chronological Anthology of Historical Dream Literature from 1859 through 1890, including Goode’s New Dream Book (1859), the Rational Dream Book (1876), A Monograph on Sleep and Dreams (1878), Lord Byron’s Dream Book (1886), H.P. Blavatsky’s 7th pamphlet on Dreams, and more! ~ 407 pages. 84 footnotes detailing archaic terms and historical figures.
ABC Book 6: “Studies in Dreams” (2021)
Mary Arnold-Forster’s treatise on “Lucid Dreaming,” featuring critical analysis of her own dream experiments in light of the latest science in her time. This classic work is now greatly enhanced, expanding upon the author’s scant footnotes and bringing the total citation count to 93 references detailing obscure terms, pioneers in psychology and other historical figures. ~ 221 pages.
ABC Book 7: “Tyrion’s Dreams & Visions” (2021)
The 1689 Treatise by Thomas Tyrion, Student of Physic, detailing the medical author’s understanding of such nocturnal phenomena, including recommendations for receiving True Dreams by means of virtuous living and diet, with an extensive Appendix on the late-medieval conception of Mental Health disorders and sundry cures. 37 footnotes detailing obscure terms and historical figures. ~ 188 pages.
ABC Book 8: “Literature & Curiosity of Dreams: Volume I” (2021)
In 1865, Frank Seafield delivered this work of truly epic scope in two massive volumes, taking the Reader on a guided tour through over 2000 years of speculations concerning the mystery of dreams and visions, presenting records of curious and well-authenticated dreams, and expounding on the various modes of interpretation adopted in ancient and modern times. [VOL 1] Extensive 26 page bibliography. 192 footnotes. ~ 405 pages.
ABC Book 9: “Literature & Curiosity of Dreams: Volume II” (2021)
In 1865, Frank Seafield delivered this work of truly epic scope in two massive volumes, taking the Reader on a guided tour through over 2000 years of speculations concerning the mystery of dreams and visions, presenting records of curious and well-authenticated dreams, and expounding on the various modes of interpretation adopted in ancient and modern times. [VOL 2] Extensive 26 page bibliography. 35 page “Dream Dictionary” Appendix. 97 footnotes. ~ 401 pages.
ABC Book 10: “The Witches’ Dream Book” (2021)
A charming 1885 work by author A. H. Noe weaving theories on dreams and dreaming into the broader late 19th century “pop-culture” fascination with occult mysticism and magic, complete with numerous recommended practices for receiving and interpreting dream messages among other fortune-telling methods. 1 footnote. ~ 318 pages.
ABC Book 11: “The Psychology of Dreams” (2021)
Doctor William Sebastian Walsh penned this 1920 work on the history and etiology of dream phenomena for the edification of both the curious layman and the scholarly adept, containing the latest and most scientific medical information available in the early 20th century concerning dream interpretation from a psychiatric perspective, as well as practical advice towards addressing a variety of nocturnal disorders. 285 footnotes. ~ 454 pages.
ABC Book 12: “The Philosophy of Sleep” (2022)
This exhaustively thorough work by Scottish native Doctor Robert Macnish may be the most cited text in books by subsequent authors expounding on sleep and dreams throughout the latter half of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Contained herein, Macnish presents a great breadth of material with an economy of words and an artistic flourish of literary style. 237 footnotes. ~ 316 pages.
ABC Book 13: “Dream Psychology” (2022)
Maurice Nicoll’s 1920 work blending his psychiatric training with the theories of Carl Jung in light of a burgeoning interest in Eastern mystic traditions, applying these broad teachings into an insightful understanding of why dreams occur and how we can make the best use of what they offer to move beyond mere recovery from mental illness toward the heights of human potential. 28 footnotes. ~ 228 pages.
ABC Book 14: “Dreams in Homer & Greek Tragedy” (2022)
William Stuart Messer’s 1918 doctoral dissertation to the Faculty of Philosophy at Columbia University, exploring the rich cultural history found in several epic literary works from antiquity, and representing an indispensable guide to the ancient Greek conception of sleep and dreams from which many subsequent authors and prominent psychological experts have drawn invaluable insights. 352 footnotes. ~ 232 pages.
ABC Book 15: “The World of Dreams” (2022)
This 1911 work by English physician Havelock Ellis stands as perhaps the most famous, comprehensive, and heavily-cited work of its time, second only to Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams (1900), exploring not only the elements of dream experience, but how logic, emotion, and memory function in dreams, as well as detailing contemporary theories on why they may be informed by both the physical and psychic senses. 393 footnotes. ~ 346 pages.