dreamcontentanalysis

Dream Sets for Content Analysis - "My Forties"
by Nori Muster

I have kept a continuous dream journal since 1979. When I turned sixty in February 2016, it was like an alarm clock went off in my head. I had to do something with the journal because I could not bear the thought of all the dreams sitting in boxes on a shelf going to waste. I searched for someone who studies dream journals, and met Prof. G. William Domhoff. He taught me about Quantitative Dream Content Analysis.*

My latest area of study is my forties. The set includes fifty-three notebooks of various sizes and shapes. Most are wire ring notebooks, or sketch pads. Following is a list of the notebooks:

1 * 1996 / 01 / Jan. 4-Feb. 19 - dark gray sketchbook

2 * 1996 / 04 / March 21-June 2 - black sketchbook

3 * 1996 / 06 / June 2-Aug. 3 - purple sketchbook

4 * 1996 / 08 / Aug. 8-Oct. 25 - purple 3-subject notebook

5 * 1996 / 10 / Oct. 26-Nov. 27 - white sketchbook with purple and red

6 * 1996 / 12 / Dec. 2, 1996-Feb. 13, 1997 - turquoise Mead notebook marked “46

7 * 1997 / 02 / Feb. 14-May 29 - dark blue Mead notebook marked “47”

8 * 1997 / 04 / April 19-July 24 - green Mead notebook marked “48”

9 * 1997 / 06 / July-Aug. 15 - black Mead sketchbook

10 * 1997 / 07 / July 18-Nov. 7 - white sketchbook marked “10th Canto”

11 * 1997 / 07 / July-Sept. 15 - white sketchbook marked “7th Canto”

12* 1997 / 11 / Nov. 8, 1997 - March 6, 1998 - turquoise Mead notebook marked “49”

13* 1997 / undated - dark gray sketchbook

14* 1998 / 03 / March 8-Aug. 31 - blue 5-subject Mead notebook marked “50” with cartoon and sticker on cover

15* 1998 / 09 / Sept. 1-1998-Jan. 29, 1999 - dark blue 3-subject notebook with WACO sticker, marked “51”

16 * ON HOLD / 1998 / undated - 11x14 Bienfang drawing pad

17 * 1998 / undated - small spiral notebook, purple

18 * ON HOLD / 1999 / 01 / Jan. 29-June 12 - hardcover black sketchbook

19 * 1999 / 02 / Feb. 14- - light gray sketchbook, tree on the cover

20 * 1999 / 06 / June 10-Dec. 15 - turquoise 5-subject Mead notebook marked “52”

21 * 1999 / 12 / Dec. 16, 1999-April 20, 2000 - purple Stuart Hall notebook marked “53”

22 * 2000 / 02 / Feb. 25-April 26 - dark blue 3-subject Mead notebook

23 * 2000 / 04 / April 27-June 28 - blue Mead notebook

24 * 2000 / 07 / July 29-Oct.26 - yellow 5-subject Mead notebook

25 * 2000 / 10 / Oct. 21-25 - green sketchbook

26 * 2000 / 11 / Nov. 16, 2000-March 4, 2001 - turquoise 5-subject Mead notebook

27 * 2001 / 01 / Jan. 28-30 - blank book with brown corduroy cover

28 * 2001 / 03 / March11-Aug. 31 - yellow 5-subject Mead notebook

29 * 2001 / 09 / Sept. 1-10 - opaque vinyl Wired notebook

30 * 2001 / 09 / Sept. 12 - blue vinyl Orbitz notebook

31 * 2001 / 09 / Sept. 16-Nov. 18 - 9-1/2x6 green Mead notebook

32 * 2001 / 10 / Oct.19-Nov 13 - black Basic notebook

33 * 2001 / 11 / Nov. 1, 2001-Jan. 2, 2002 - 9-1/2x6 green Mead notebook

34 * 2001 / undated - purple notebook

35 * ON HOLD / 2002 / 1 / January 2002 - 11x14 Bienfang sketch book

36 * 2002 / 01 / Jan. 18-June 13 - green 5-subject Mead notebook

37 * 2002 / 06 / June 14-Oct. 19 - 9-1/2x6 dark blue Mead notebook

38 * 2002 / 10 / Oct. 2, 2002-Jan. 3, 2003 - 9-1/2x6 red Mead notebook

39 * 2002 / 11 / November - yellow photo album, handmade paper cover

40 * 2002 / 12 / Dec. 2, 2002-July 27, 2003 - blue Mead notebook

41 * 2003 / 01 / Jan. 29-May 12 - green corrugated paper cover notebook

42 * 2003 / 05 / May 17-Oct. 21 - turquoise vinyl Mead notebook

43 * 2003 / 10 / Oct. 3-Dec. 30 - yellow Mead notebook

44 * 2004 / 01 / Jan. 1-Feb. 19 - 9-1/2x6 light blue Mead notebook

45 * 2004 / 02 / Feb. 20-May 2 - dark blue vinyl Mead notebook

46 * 2004 / 05 / May 2-Sept. 3 - blue-green vinyl notebook

47 * 2004 / 09 / Sept. 4-Oct. 9 - 9-1/2x6 dark blue Mead notebook

48 * 2004 / 10 / Oct. 9-Dec. 31 - green vinyl Mead notebook

49 * 2005 / 01 / Jan. 1-March 23 - blue 5-subject notebook

50 * 2005 / 03 / March 23-Aug. 17 - green 5-subject notebook

51 * 2005 / 08 / Aug. 16-Sept. 30 - small notebook with ocean photo on cover

52 * 2005 / 10 / Oct. 10, 2005-Aug. 4, 2006 - blue 5-subject Mead notebook

I began transcribing the notebooks the week after Thanksgiving 2018. Before New Years, I had transcribed the first nine notebooks, covering January 1996 to August 15, 1997. The transcript is approximately 100,000 words, covering approximately 250 pages. It includes 614 dreams and 385 daytime notations. I worked on it a few hours in the morning, four or five days a week.

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