Indeed, a fascinating and polemical field.
My ”wikiypedia friend” informed me that opinions about the meaning of dreams have varied and shifted through time and culture. Dream interpretations date back to 5000-4000 BC. The earliest recorded dreams were acquired from materials dating back approximately 5,000 years, in Mesopotamia, where they were documented on clay tablets. In the Greek and Roman periods, the people believed that dreams were direct messages from the gods or from the dead, and that they predicted the future. Some cultures practiced dream incubation with the intention of cultivating dreams that are prophetic.
The Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud, who developed the discipline of psychoanalysis, wrote extensively about dream theories and interpretations. He explained dreams as manifestations of our deepest desires and anxieties, often relating to repressed childhood memories or obsessions. In The Interpretation of Dreams, Freud developed a psychological technique to interpret dreams and devised a series of guidelines to understand the symbols and motifs that appear in our dreams.
Dream interpretation is the process of assigning meaning to dreams. In many ancient societies, such as those of Egypt and Greece, dreaming was considered a supernatural communication or a means of divine intervention, whose message could be unraveled by people with certain powers. In modern times, various schools of psychology have offered theories about the meaning of dreams.
The fact that there are various schools of psychology, makes me wonder if there is a dream interpretation closer enough for a person’s dream.
Could that means varied dream interpretations?
The fact is that we could read everything we want in a manner of dream interpretation, but we’ll not find a rigorous, knowledgeable interpretation for a dream for each person, nowhere.
It is impossible; I believe.
There is no dream that could be correctly interpreted.
When you interpret your dream or other’s dreams, do it with all you have without dream interpretation books.
The best solution to build an interpretation, is to keep closer a note book and a pen, in this way you’ll write every morning what you dreamed the night before.
Take care of your dreams.