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DreamSpinner: Step by Step

Using DreamSpinner™: Step By Step Recording Your DreamsDreamSpinner™ opens immediately to the Dream Window so you may begin typing in your dream. Click on the “Create New” button which opens the dream narrative page. After you have finished typing or copy and pasted your dream into the form, spell check it for errors. Click on…

Psyberdreaming Past Conferences

I have done papers and presentations at the IASD Psyberdreaming Conferences. I love the dream community that is thriving there. I have some of those presentations here on this Dreambjo.com/word blog. I participated in mutual dreaming and precognitive dreams contests. I used a free data analysis program called Pajek, and another one called Gephi. They…

Content Analysis In DreamSpinner

Dreams can seem mysterious, hard to understand. People have been trying for centuries to try and understand them. I see them as plump well packed stories. Because dreams are put together by our unconscious mind while sleeping, our industrious brains fold them up so you can get more clothes into a suitcase. If you are…

Dictionary

The dictionary is the heart and soul of DreamSpinner. All the words used in the dream dictionary are made into rootwords. These root words can be connected (linked to) a specific definition.These rootwords with their definitions live in a category hierarchy. It’s how we live our lives. It is similar to genealogy.The hierarchy of my…

Dream List Link Button

Dream List Link Button: This pulls up the Linking Page where you can see what social interactions were linked in this dream. This is very helpful if you are doing HDVC coding for content analysis. Further information on the Linking Page this goes to. Linking Page Tutorial Welcome to DreamSpinnerTM, where you can play with…

Dream List Enter/ Edit Button

Dream List Enter/Edit Button: This brings you into the Enter/Edit box for this dream. Here is where your DreamSpinner Dream Journey begins.Step 1 Click on Create New button. This opens into the Enter/Edit Dream form. Whether you are a beginner, a casual user, or a dream journalist, or dream researcher, or anything else, usually this…

Dream List WDWTW Button

Dream List WDWTW BUTTON: WDTWTW is an acronym for the Social Interaction coding of HVDC (Hall Van de Castle coding for content analysis). It means Who Did What To Whom. This button opens a page to show the social interactions you have linked in this dream. More explanation found on the WDWTW Menu button at…

Dream List Status Button

Dream List Status Button:This button opens a work page showing each word in the dream you have linked and the category you have linked it to. Also it shows the definition of that rootword. This helps you check if you have linked the word to it proper definition and category. You can change the word…

Counting The Things That Go Bump In The Night Over Time

By Bjo Ashwill, MS, LPC
Bjo Ashwill, counselor, educator, performer, writer and dream worker for over 20 years created the computer dream text analysis software package “DreamSpinner”. Bjo’s collection of dreams spans 25 years and has inspired her plays, poems and other writings. For any comments or feedback on this article, please Email Bjo Ashwill.

DreamSpinner Glossary of Terms

DreamSpinner™ is a text analysis website database where the user inputs dreams either by typing, or copying and pasting them from a word processor into the Enter Dreams page. The dreams are saved and organized in a Dreams List for searching and retrieving them to work with them. It is based on the premise that…

Dreams List

After you have registered and logged in, this will be the first page you see. This is a blank Dreams List page since you are just starting. < ol> Let’s look at the buttons on the Dreams List Page. Click on the green “Create New” button and the Enter/Edit Box shows up. After you have…

Enter Dream Page

  Enter a Dream.  Here is where your DreamSpinner Journey begins. Click on Create New button. This opens into the Add Dream form. You need to give your dream a title. If it runs too long you will get a gentle dialogue box requesting you to shorten your dream title. A part of your right…