As busy as the day in the life of a modern woman can be, so too is her nights. Every night, every one of us dreams. Research shows that on average a woman has 4-6 dreams a night. Our dreams can help us sort through problems from the day before, sometimes bringing us answers to perplexing problems. Sometimes, they terrify us.
Dreams can tell us a lot about ourselves. Freud knew this, back in the early days of psychology, and Carl Jung. The research and advice concerning dreams fill many shelves in the modern bookstore and library.
Dreams can inspire curiosity, inspire us to finish a project, inspire us to better ourselves.
What about a dream of a warrior? What can it have to say to him? For instance in the Welsh mythological tome The Mabinogion, there’s the tale “The Dream of Rhonabwy”, wherein a knight, Rhonabwy, dreams of a game of chess between the knight Owain and King Arthur…while Arthur’s attendants harass a flock of ravens.
Sounds like a simple dream, doesn’t it? It almost reminds me of a joke: never annoy Dragons (or in this case ravens) because you are crunchy and taste good with catsup.
When writing my new paranormal romance novel for The Wild Rose Press, Passion’s Sacred Dance, I worked the question of what dreams say to us into my heroine, Stacy’s, storyline. All of a sudden, her nightly dreams become far more vivid than they’ve ever been before. Stacy begins dreaming of her ancestors and the sexy warriors that come to help the women when the world is faced with imminent peril. Even worse are Stacy’s nightmares. Monstrous beings fly at her despite a lover who, try as he might, can’t fight them all off; the world ending, despite her best efforts. What might that mean for Stacy? We’ll I can’t say without giving you a spoiler.
Though they’re a little confusing, she has help in interpreting her dreams, in her own sexy warrior, Aaron. Through the dreams, and with his help, Stacy takes a leap of faith she never would have otherwise.
Would you like to know a little more about Passion’s Sacred Dance? Here’s the synopsis:
Battling mounting debt, Stacy Macken is determined not to lose her historic art gallery. When Aaron Fielding appears and offers to help, she fights to keep the attraction sizzling between them from clouding her judgment. He may be her savior in disguise–but can she trust him?
Aaron intrigues her with tales of the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors who protect humanity from the monsters seeking their destruction. If Aaron can prove what he claims, she would give up anything to help–even the gallery he claims is sacred ground. But with her property set to stage the next epic battle, she needs answers. An old family diary will confirm the ancient legend is true, if only they can find it in time.
If the battle is lost, the enemy will take control of Earth for the next five hundred years. Stacy and Aaron’s budding love might only complicate things.
And what about Rhonabwy? Unfortunately the ancient tales don’t give us the answer to his dream. You’ll have to decide for yourself.
Have you ever looked up the meaning of your dreams? Have they ever helped you overcome something you thought impossible? Leave a comment and an email address and I’ll send you a bookmark (Sorry, US only).
If you’d like to read more about Stacy’s dreams, and the task they set for her, the novel Passion’s Sacred Dance is now available for Kindle format and paperback from Amazon.com, The Wild Rose Press, and coming soon to Barnes and Noble, All Romance Ebooks, and other venues. I hope you’ll check it out and enjoy the magic!
Thank you, Babette, for inviting me here today!
Passion’s Sacred Dance – Excerpt:
“It was a strange dream, to be sure. I had a freaky encounter with this incredibly strange woman, right here in our courtyard.” She waved a hand in the direction in question. “And you nearly beheaded her.”
“Did I?” He pondered the lost and found box absently. “That is some dream. I’m glad to see I made an impression.”
She frowned. “That wasn’t the dream.”
He set the box aside, folding his hands and giving her his full attention. “Wasn’t it?”
“No, the dream consisted of you whisking me away on some wild trip through the lights. I can’t account for what happened between then and six the next morning.”
He said nothing and she frowned.
“I’m not stupid, Aaron. I remember what went on last evening.”
He still said nothing.
She smoothed her hand over the angel pin tacked to her collar. “I’m sorry. I’ve been a little distracted lately. The blasted bank has us in foreclosure, and they won’t renegotiate.” She waved a hand as if batting the problem away. “I shouldn’t rattle on at you like this. I’m sorry to trouble you.”
His eyes twinkled and Stacy gulped. “It’s no trouble,” he said. If possible, his voice got even deeper with an edge of desire to it that curled her toes pleasantly. “I must say you’re pretty enough to be forgiven just about anything.”
No trouble? Her brain, and her honor, headed south every second he stood across from her. If they lived in the sixteenth century, she’d consider begging her father to make a marriage contract with Aaron Fielding.
You can find Passion’s Sacred Dance at:
About Juli D. Revezzo: Juli D. Revezzo has long been in love with writing, a love built by devouring everything from the Arthurian legends, to the works of Michael Moorcock, and the classics and has a soft spot for classic the “Goths” of the 19th century. Her short fiction has been published in Dark Things II: Cat Crimes, The Scribing Ibis, Eternal Haunted Summer, Twisted Dreams Magazine and Luna Station Quarterly. She also has an article and book review or two out there. But her heart lies in the storytelling. She is a member of Independent Authors Network and Magic Appreciation Tour. Passion’s Sacred Dance is her first romance novel.
You can find out more about Juli at:
Works Consulted/For Further Reading:
Dream Moods: http://www.dreammoods.com/
The Edgar Cayce Reading Approach to Dreams. http://www.edgarcayce.org/dreams/
The Dream of Rhonabwy: http://d.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/text/guest-dream-of-rhonabwy