the discerning dreamer’s dictionary

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published every Monday

Jonathan Ruel, Editor in Chief

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While this guide is written to be both as specific and as universal as possible, it is rooted in the culture and perspective of our predominantly white and male editorial team (of one person). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

This dictionary comes without any warranty of truth or merit, be it scientific, psychological, psychiatric, historical, technological, linguistic, or artistic merit. (That last item saddens us, but our lawyers insisted that it be included.)

There is no sanity clause.

Any correlation with actual events may not imply causation.

All the characters, events and places portrayed in this dictionary are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. The dreams, however, are real.

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