Dreams are a subject of mystery in everyone's lives. We may never be able to decode our dreams fully and attempting to do so is somewhat of a never-ending task. While I find dream interpretation interesting, I am most fascinated to discover similarities and unexpected connections in dreams. Mainly, in this study, I was curious to uncover patterns and/or recurring themes in my dreams to perhaps learn a little more about myself, while also attracting others to be inspired by my discoveries.
After studying a semester of dream theory and keeping an extensive daily log of my dreams over a course of three months, I came across some interesting connections that I wanted to pursue further. I began to organize a few main components and carefully categorize each dream by type, mood, probable cause, location, etc. The number next to the subcategories listed is the total amount of dreams that relate to that particular attribute. I also provide a dream catalog with short, descriptive titles for a hint of subject matter coupled with a color legend to differentiate the dreams into nightmare, anxiety dreams and "positive" dreams. The visual language created by the intersecting lines and circular calendar is reminiscent of a dream catcher.