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Here at last is the new and redesigned website I have been promising my avid readers for some years. It is now about four years old – and thank you for all the wonderful dreams and comments you have all sent.

(Please note this site asks no fees, and posts that have any adverts or links to adverts will be deleted)

It has taken a lot of hard work with my son Leon who was the great mover behind this new site. Apart from that it is all done by me, Tony Crisp. The new site is bringing dream interpretation and the many features it holds right up to date. You will be able to search for any entry and quickly find it. Such a search will also bring up other related entries. So if your search is for dog, it will also display entries for coyote, animal and jackal, that will add to the information presented.


DreamHawk is probably the oldest dream interpretation site on the web. It started in the mid eighties on CompuServe, and later was called Waves. When I went more mainline the name changed to DreamHawk. But I was also the earliest writer on dreams who attempted a dream dictionary, one not based on rigid dream theories such as Freudian or Jungian ideas, or the made up rubbish of the dictionaries saying each dream is about good or bad luck. The earliest book I did on dreams was in Do You Dream, and was published in 1971. This included a dream dictionary.


The new DreamHawk will enable able you to post comments and develop contact with other dreamers. See Discussion Forums.

It has always been my policy to never charge for any service given, so this site and the years and hours spent producing it is purely non-commercial. I have done this because living at a time when I had no money for professional help for therapy, I found that help was here with me when  I prayed for it. I found that when two or three are gathered together in my name – the name of love – help flows from ordinary people supporting each other. Also I find that supporting the obviously sick financial structure by trying to grab as much money as possible seems ridiculous. So  I pass on that help to others. But obviously we need support, and you can give that by clicking on any adverts that interest you, and buying my books. So here are ways you can do that:

  • Link to this site from your website, Facebook.
  • Tell other people about this site
  • Visit us on Facebook .

Future Change

Something else that is coming, but will take time to complete, is a completely new and massively enlarged dream dictionary. This will be done a little at time, so the first entries will appear fairly soon. The new dictionary will have a simple statement of the main meanings of the dream image, followed by a deeper description. Then questions about the dream image will follow that if answered will lead you to your own understanding. Up to the O’s at the moment – December 2014

Meanwhile, thank you to those of you who have been loyal supporters of the site, and welcome to those who are new. Enjoy exploring the wonders of dreams and your inner life. It might be helpful to read Summing Up  or Questions

Tony Crisp



-Carlos 2015-10-26 5:34:54

I had two dreams that I consider important:
1. I was in a place with green mountains on my right (maybe close to the ocean on my left ) and suddenly I saw a airplane going towards the mountain behind me and crashed behind it … I don’t remember if I heard the noise of the crash but I remember very clearly that I felt the waves (without sound) pushing me smoothly in my back since I was walking in the opposite direction of the crash. It was not a scary dream but the sensation of the waves in my back were very vivid.
2. I was in a park close to a lake during the day, I was walking close to a tree and suddenly I felt that I was floating up very smoothly, at the beginning was a nice sensation … suddenly it got dark and the sky was full of stars and at certain moment I did not want to go up and I grabbed a branch of the tree to keep close to the ground but my body and my feet were going up. It was kind of a pleasant sensation but it was a little concerned about going too high.

Your comments were highly appreciated!


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-10-26 16:20:48

    Dear Carlos – What your dream could express is that you have decided to “walk away” from what the plane crash symbolises.
    This could be many things; http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/airplane/
    Watching a plane crash: A sense of emergency; feeling you are aware of an important social or national event. Sensing something difficult happening or having happened in your life, like a divorce or loss of business or love for instance. Can sometimes relate to childhood traumas that make it difficult for you to get your life taking flight.
    This decision could be symbolised in your next dream as well; escaping from “reality” by means of floating away; http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/float-floatin/
    Since you are the creator of your dream, it will be helpful to explore it for yourself – even more because you consider these two dreams important – so that you can get a deeper feeling understanding of your own creation; http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/practical-techniques-for-understanding-your-dreams/
    Anna :-)


-Christina 2015-11-11 22:48:08

I used to have a dream about a particular house that kept growing and would not let me get out. Well today I had a dream of a different house much bigger and my husband and I were unpacking. My dog started playing with a cat (we don’t have a cat) and they disappeared. So I went to look for them. I found several new rooms. But I didn’t wander to far off and told my husband. Then some new neighbors came in from a different entrance. They apologized for coming inside but were looking for their cat. The husband didn’t want to come all the way in and had a disturbed look on his face. The lady asked if we knew the history of the house. I told her no. So her and I went exploring with another lady. I showed her where my parents had stayed when they visited. The rooms were grand but in an late 1800 or early 1900 kind of way. We kept exploring I saw a beautiful little boy and girl room. Then it opened up to a beautiful church. It was gorgeous and people were coming into worship. There was a room off of the church where baptisms could be done. By then I was tired and wanted to get back to the original part of the house. But we couldn’t every door led to another room and I started getting scared. As we tried to go back the way we came the house grew and it was more different rooms. Then I thought we were going back and I heard a lady saying to someone I caught you. Stop helping them. I turned around and the lady was behind me. I tried to force her to help me but couldn’t see her face. It was a weird dream with so much more that happened. But I’ve had dreams before where the house expands and tries to hold me captive. But this is the first time at this new house.


-Kelly King 2015-11-13 22:37:17

Hi Tony

I had a dream last night that there were beautiful piles of gleaming golden corn kernals with real pieces of gold scattered through out the mounds in the same kernel shape and size. I had the thought that the corn had the ability to deeply nourish our bodies and heal us. I was sharing this insight in my dream with my daughter. There was a deep sense of beauty, awe, wonder and appreciation.


    -Tony Crisp 2015-11-16 8:38:11

    Kelly – You dreamt true. For the gold kernels do nourish you. But in a way it is not the gold kernels, because they are simply dream images. The real healing comes from your deep sense of beauty, awe, wonder and appreciation.

    That sense or feelings provide an open door to real inner riches – these are the experience of real love, wisdom and power.

    These real gold nuggets are all already in you, so you do not have to search for them, but you do need to keep the door of your awareness open by keeping your sense of beauty, awe, wonder and appreciation. This is like clearing morning mists that block the view as the sun rises and evaporates the mists. See http://dreamhawk.com/inner-life/this-is-the-time-of-the-quickening/ and http://dreamhawk.com/body-and-mind/peoples-experiences-of-lifestream/



-JoLynn Gaddis 2015-12-02 21:40:46

My dream last night…My 83 year old Grandma (who in reality is on oxygen 24/7 and can barely walk,) decided that we were going to take her private 4 seater plane for a ride. She was pilot, I went to jump in beside her and sitting behind me was my mom who past away March 2012 and next to her my ex husband since September 2010. We are up in the air and then she starts flying up and down in loops, I realize I don’t have my seat belt on. This went on for a bit while I was bounced all over in the plane and at times the plane seemed to get smaller like a 2 seater but there were still the 4 of us in it. We landed some where in the dessert but there were condos and a party going a guy tried to help me with my seat belt but it was striped plastic and backwards. My mom and ex never exited from the plane or said anything during the dream. Grandma and I got back in the plane and took off again and that is all i remember. This is a very odd dream to me! December 2, 2015.


-Sahar 2016-01-06 18:12:18

Hi, I had a dream and need help interpreting it. Is that possible?


-Sahar 2016-01-06 18:21:37

I had a dream about my husband ( btw we have been separated for a year and a half now), the dream was in my new flat ( I do not live there now). and it was spacious (more than its real size) and the door keeper came to open it for me, I found some pieces of furniture in every room but non of the rooms were fully furnished, I did not really like the furniture as it was not my taste, yet I felt that someone was trying to help me furnish my new apartment. I asked the doorkeeper who got this furniture and he appeared (my husband) and he said I bought this furniture, I still was not comfortable with the style of wood the beds and closets were made of, yet I kept it to myself. He kissed me and then I woke up. Can you please help tell me what it means?


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-01-12 12:26:47

    Dear Sahar – Please read this first; http://dreamhawk.com/news/summing-up/
    Your dream starts with becoming aware how your mind has expanded, how your awareness of what goes on in your inner world has grown; “and it was spacious (more than its real size).”
    A spacious place can also show your inner potential; that what is not developed and expressed and so still latent.
    The door keeper might be a symbol of your own ability or a form of external help you might receive to open up your mind to explore what is in the rooms; what is in and on your mind.
    You do not mention if you recognize any of the pieces of furniture that you find in the different rooms.
    Furniture in dreams is a symbol of attitudes or habits – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/habits/ – developed from family or home life, especially if it is a piece of furniture from family home or a past dwelling. They also express the beliefs – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/beliefs/ – or feelings we ‘furnish’ our mind with, perhaps from a past relationship (with your husband).
    I feel that it serves a purpose to explore the “someone” (which aspect of you) who is trying to help you furnish your new apartment; http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson
    Your inner husband appearing and informing you that it was you who bought the furniture, might refer to him pointing out to you to take full responsibility for everything you decided to “take inside you” while living with him.
    In a relationship, whether a feeling relationship or one in which you are learning something, you often absorb things from the person or event. You might take in such things unconsciously, as you did many things from parents and from the culture you were raised in;
    Perhaps you are blaming him for your own state of mind?
    Not feeling comfortable with the style of wood the beds and closets were made of might refer to ideas, opinions, habits, that have become a fixed part of your nature. Just as the tree is originally green and supple but becomes hard and fixed as solid wood, so our opinions and attitudes, as they develop, are first pliable, then often become rigid.
    To explore what this means to you, you could also use “Being the person or thing”.
    I wonder if you (also) mean with “I still was not comfortable with the style of wood the beds and closets were made of, yet I kept it to myself” that you are willing to digest and integrate some aspects that you absorbed from living with your husband, and integrating these will make you feel (more) whole; http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/whole-2/
    Your inner husband kissing you might then reflect your inner desire for uniting with these aspects and so your need for wholeness in your inner world.
    Because you are the creator of your dream, I suggest you explore it for yourself as well,
    Anna :-)


-Dawn 2016-01-27 4:01:00

Hi Tony, awesome site, wonder if you could assist.

I had a very vivid dream bout a work colleague who bought soft ladies woollen cardigans, she showed them to me, they were so pretty with soft colors. She said she got them very cheap! They were so beautiful… The thing is she is not the type of person to wear those clothes, and is very masculine in her outlook!

Thank you.


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