In 1867 Librairie
d'Amyot at Paris published a book entitled 'Les Reves et les Moyens de les
diriger: Observations Pratiques', written by the French Marquis d'Hervey de
It is the first
on dreamprocesses, and the ability to be conscious during dreaming is also
described. For detailed information
on this book, I refer you to the article 'Historical
View Saint-Denys' on this site.
It seems that the book means 'trouble'
for publishers; announced translations in the past never appeared.
Mr. Daniel Love organized in 2014 a crowdfunding with the aim to publish
English translation of the book, but the project failed. Already
translated a couple of years ago the book integral into Dutch, I decided to make
now also the
English edition, with bearing in mind
'better something than nothing'. I am however
not a professional translator, and nor the French nor the English language
is my native one. So I realized that there would be flaws
and rough edges.
In 2016, with Drs. Eli Meijer as co-editor,
the free of charge PDF-file 'Dreams and the Ways to Direct Them: Practical
Referring to my
translation, Mr. Love
wrote the same year on his website:
shall be working on the production of the second enhanced edition of this
translation, which will be available as both an e-book and paperback.'
However, on a forum in 2017:
'I am currently working with a
British translator on a fresh and complete translation.'
never appeared too.
From out of the blue in 2021
The Mit Press
announces the paperback 'Dreams and
How to Guide Them. The Legendary Dream Control Manual', forseen for May 2022. Is this another white
2016-PDF is no longer available
on this site. You can order a more professionally translated E-book of it, published in 2020 by Inner Garden Press, at
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