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Welcome to DreamHawk.com, one of the longest running dream interpretation sites in existence.
Millions of people have accessed its database of dream symbols, interpretations and reference material.

The site began in the mid-eighties on CompuServe, and later was called Waves. It has over 6000 individual pages of information.

About the Author

Tony Crisp is an internationally renowned expert on dreams and their interpretation. His bestselling Dream Dictionary: An A to Z Guide to Understanding Your Unconscious Mind has become a classic of the genre. Based on material from thousands of dreams gathered during three decades of research, the Dream Dictionary has been translated into seven languages worldwide. See Tony’s Books

Tony has worked at the vanguard of the personal development and self-help movement for more than fifty years, co-founding in the 1970s one of the first human growth centres in the UK. In addition to teaching and leading groups in self-development and yoga, Tony has worked variously as a photographer, journalist, writer and broadcaster both in the UK and abroad. He was LBC’s resident dream therapist for seven years.

Tony was also the earliest writer on dreams who attempted a dream dictionary not based on the more rigid dream theories derived from Freudian or Jungian ideas. His book Do You Dream, published in 1971, was one of the first of his many other books about dreams and the inner life, and included a dream dictionary.

He has five children and currently lives alone in a cottage in Wales. For a more detailed look at Tony’s life see Biographical Information.

But more important than that is that I am an ‘End User’. That is I present myself not as an authority on dreams but as an end user who has used dreams to survive, to find the unborn part of me, and that it has taken me most of my life. As an end user I dealt in the dreams I was using. In this way I earned a living and hopefully showed other people how to ‘use’ dreams as well. I had an intense feeling with this, as if it was vitally important, and that presenting myself in this way would alter the whole direction of my life.

Site Features

The site enables you to search the Dream Dictionary for any entry and quickly find it, via the Search box at the top right of the page. Such a search will also bring up related entries, and give the user access to a vast database of knowledge.

Many of the entries also link to articles in the Encyclopedia of Dreams, Life and Human Mystery, offering further reading on a vast range of related topics.

A huge collection of features can be found on Features-Found-on-Site

Our Policy

It has always been Tony’s policy never to charge for any service given, wishing to pass on the help and love that flows from ordinary people supporting each other, so this site and the hours spent producing it are a non-commercial venture. But obviously we need your support in maintaining the site, and ask for that in the following ways:

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  • Please note: this a not-for-profit site and it offers real dream interpretations, not dream dictionary features that are not real interpretations. We ask no payment for these interpretations, but it would be a great help if you wish to donate anything to the running of the site. I do not ask a fee for what I do, but if you wish to donate you can click on this to give a Paypal Donation 

He has five children and currently lives alone in a cottage in Wales. For a more detailed look at Tony’s life see Biographical Information.


-Elias 2015-10-15 14:55:05

Dear Tony,

just got your book, liberating the body. I am in touch with tiziana, from her book meeting shiva, the only really interesting thing were this three months with you.

I start to read this time, hoping to find the entrance to this wonderful art of bodywork, i’m very interested in. In the early novembre, i will meet tiziana, she is staying in germany this time, and the told me she would show me, what she had learned by you.

Why do i wrote this? Tony, i think you are in the last quarter of a fullfilled life. I think, its unreal to hope, to meet you in germany or meet an event or course by you here in germany. But i think, i can take this seme, bring it into my country and so this what you’ve done, long time ago, lives and lives on.

I am a lightworker too, every one at tis own way!

You’re great, thanks for your work

Best wishes and i hope, this lines meet you in best condition

Rainer Elias Strebel

-Michelle 2015-10-10 18:17:05

I dreamt of a man i dont know,that seemed to be a gentleman,he was in a house that i was in with my ex husband ,he was interested in me ,i told him i was married,he replied married ???i said yes for 18 years ,my husband agreed,he watched me go through out the house doing chores,i was struggling to reach a glass pitcher on a shelf and he jumped to help me with it..i got the notion of appreciation he had for the type of wife i was..what does this mean ?

-Tony Crisp 2015-09-16 7:08:01

Thanks Pat – I will see if I can stop this happening again.


-Gloria 2015-08-30 17:09:22

Hi, I had a dream that my face was covered in coffee beans, but they were no ordinary coffee beans. They were had legs like little insects crawling all over my face. It was horrible I couldn’t even touch my face. I had the dream a week ago and still I touch my to feel that there’s nothing on it. It felt so real that I haven’t been able to get over it. Please help me understand what it means.

-Florence Chen 2015-08-16 7:18:59

I shot up to the sky like a rocket. I saw a very bright light in front of me. I forced myself to wake up because I didn’t like the speed that I was going.
When I woke up, I was laying in my bed. The bedroom was filled with greenish electromagnetic rays. I looked at my hands and it was greenish too. I think I was still dreaming because I shot up to the sky again but I was forcing myself not to fly.

-Elijah 2015-08-06 0:35:50

Thanks for the wonderful website. I am still searching for The Unknown God and have had absolutely no results but I would love to read a real copy of this book and study the contents. I had no clue there was wisdom this clear out there about the Holy Bible.

-Elijah 2015-08-06 0:32:41

Thank you for your website. It is wonderful. I am currently studying the Bible from a broader perspective than the orthodox upbringing I had. I really liked this book The Unknown God. However, after I read a few chapters, I went online to buy the book and 1. amazon does not have any copies for sale and says it does not know when it will be available. 2. other websites including used book cites show no results for the title search or for the author when searched. 3. It is virtually impossible to find in other websites. Do you have a copy of this book that you could send me or does the author’s daughter have a copy? I have been searching for this book for the last two months and it is impossible to find. Please help me with this matter. If you have an available copy, please email me and let me know. Even if you have a charge for the book, including the price of shipping and handling or more, I definitely need to have exposure to this type of book for studying in depth.

-malou 2015-07-23 3:22:29

I dreamt of silver meteor falling from the sky and it became a golden meteor when it landed to me. the meteor spoke and ask for my wishes. and I did

-Jacqueline 2015-07-21 14:16:19

I had a dream where there were fish inside the sink, big fish, and I filled up the sink with water so I couldn’t take them out trying to catch them, so I just wiggled my fingers and the would come up and I would catch them I started to put them in those big gallons of water white fish with orange spots I got like 5 fishes. My mother in law tough she had seen the water to be black and assumed the fish were dead. She grabbed the gallon and threw it all over the living room I told her that the water wasn’t black it was the bag that was around it. She said oh well there about to die anyways. The fish were gasping for water they wee on the living room floor some on the sofa and my living room was wet. All I could do was stand there in shock.

-nicole lynn patti 2015-07-17 1:08:01

i was at the kitchen sink, cutting spam and washing it with water after it had been fried to feed to the crows because it fell on the ground. then a peregrine falcon flew into the glass sliding door. then stood on the patio, could not fly and stood in shade for one hour until Liberty Wildlife came to rehab it. i fell horrible. i cried and still cry. any insight. thank you from chandler az

-Hamilton 2015-06-27 0:24:10

Hello Tony! I had a dream last night with a big dog and big duck. I was sitting down on the soil, in a place that I have no idea where it was. I saw a big duck running from a big dog who was trying to catch and eat the duck. I tried to scared the dog away, he was kind of afraid so he hid himself on the right side of a wall behind me but kept looking at the duck. He finally saw an opportunity, he grab the duck and swallowed it. The duck was inside of the duck but I could see his head and bic inside of the dog. The dog was trying to suffocate the duck and then I woke up. Can you tell me what you think this dream means? Thanks!

-Gail 2015-06-20 21:53:04

Hi Tony,
I just want to thank you for this site, and for your very profound interpretations of the I Ching hexagrams. I’ve been reading you now for a couple of years and I see more and more how spot on your readings are.
I also enjoy all the other sections of this website – as a dream enthusiast and more.
Wishing you health and all good things!


    -Tony Crisp 2015-06-21 6:51:42

    Dear Gail – Thank you for the things you wrote – they mean a great deal to me.

    And the good wishes you sent to me I treasure and reflect back to you with blessings.


-Amy 2015-06-07 10:34:47

You helped me at a young age through different things… My mothers Cosmopoliton age 7/8 and dreams. Teletext! Wow I never realised it was you until just reading this… You make me smile with love and thanks. My people around me were difficult you helped me see I was not alone . As crazy as life is I found myself at an early age and learnt to accept it all. I am I. Thank you so much for being you xxxx maybe we will meet in dream land x with the horses .

    -Tony Crisp 2015-06-08 14:40:02

    Dear, Dear Amy – Thank you so much for telling me and reminding me if those wonderful days. I used to love it when youngsters would write to me.

    I lived in Combe Martin in Devon in those days, and so I would work on the dreams and I had a helper who I sent the dreams to and she posted them up up.

    I would love to know any of the dreams you can remember and what was said to help you. I do not have a lot on children’s dreams so it would be good to see anything you feel easy about saying.

    Much love – Tony

-Richard Farley 2015-05-24 19:07:22

I keep a dream journal because I love exploring the subconscious. I’ve also drawn things inspired by dreams. I love symbols as well, and draw them as well. Your site and thinking is rich in symbols, stories, and dream connections to the subconscious. I look forward to exploring it.

-Florence Schreiner 2015-05-20 5:05:52

I am in a room of strangers,holding a picture of someone I don’t know and a small white dog Cry’s tears. I am told that that was the dogs owner who passed away.

    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-05-20 12:17:44

    Dear Florence – Every image and person in your dreams is an expression of your own life process. As such it is alive and intelligent and is something sent to help you. A dream is like a projection from a movie projector, except that you are the projector.
    Everything you see as outside you is coming from you, your emotions, your fears, your beliefs, your joys and explorations and are all you, clothed in the dream images and drama.
    A room with strangers may be referring to the unrecognised parts of yourself, your behaviour or character, or something you fail to see or recognise as you. In a way this might even be a new growing part you haven’t met before.
    Much of our behaviour is largely or wholly unconscious. Becoming aware of something can by itself produce a change. If you are not aware of how you act or respond, there is less likelihood of satisfying change.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/self-observation/
    The stranger on the photo could be a symbol of the person you have rejected – the you that is rejected and the white dog could be “the approach” towards bringing this part back to life again.
    Crying may be the release of any type of emotion, from enormous pain to wonderful joy – they all produce tears and a white animal may be a symbol of the urges and sexuality that have been accepted or integrated with conscious activities. This means urges that at one time you were in conflict with or anxious about, and have been transformed in urges and feelings that are acceptable parts of your present life. They become available and creative energy.
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/energy-sex-and-dreams/
    I believe that “Being the dog” and/or “Talking as the dog” will help you to explore your feelings and “the approach” towards expressing this aspect of you.

    Good Luck!
    Anna 🙂

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