Diary of a Dream Interpreter
Dan Gollub   www.DreamPattern.com   
Interview

Interview With Myself As A Dream Interpreter And Author

Q. What is it like to have figured out an original approach to interpreting dreams?
A.
I suppose anyone would find that rewarding. What’s important, though, is that my set of theories seems valid. As noted in my diary and the summary at this website, my basic theory is that dreams are consecutive depictions of what the inner self loves, desires, finds undesirable, and hates. Theoretically, every dream which isn’t disrupted by external influences such as noises contains that pattern. The beginning of each dream shows what the inner self loves, the early-middle plot reveals what is desirable, the late-middle is undesirable, and what happens in the ending is hated.

Q. Can you prove that theory using statistics?
A. Absolutely not! But nevertheless I'm confident that the dozens of dreams I’ve analyzed in the final chapter of the diary, with the accompanying guidelines about interpreting dream complications, will enable anyone who reads that chapter to understand many of his or her own dreams.

Q. How have dream interpretation professionals responded to your dream interpretation approach?
A. They don’t seem impressed. So far, I seem to be a minority of one with regard to believing in its value.

Q. What happens in the mind of an unknown dream theoretician?
A. My book attempts to answer various aspects of that question. I’ll add that I’ve experienced an indescribable excitement about having found the love-desire-nondesire-hatred pattern in dreams. That’s the key to understanding dreams.

Q. Are the messages in dreams worth interpreting?
A.
Yes. The quality of those messages justifies all the interest and wonder people have felt about their dreams down through the ages.

Q. Do you have any comments about your diary?
A.
It seemed necessary to write it. All my prior attempts at publicizing my dream interpretation approach had failed.

Q. Did the communications from the spirits which are described in the diary actually occur?
A. It is my impression they did.

Q. Can you use statistics to prove they happened?
A. It would take a better statistician than myself to do that.