Dream Interpretation Method
Interpretation of dreams is the most exciting field of psychoanalysis. Many messages we receive require the interpretation of dream symbols or dreams themselves. The fascination dreams exert on us is
surely a result of the belief that dreams convey messages outside ourselves, coming from spiritual entities or God himself, messages either showing us what is about to happen or warning against unpleasant future events.
- Dreams and the Unconscious
First we should agree that this is not the context predictive, spiritual, that psychoanalysis approaches dreams in. Dream interpretation in
psychoanalysis is a tool aiding in the discovery of psychic contents - latent ideas linked with repressed emotions and drives - within the unconscious mind, contents pathologically manifest in neurotic symptoms.
Dreams interpretation is the royal path to (discovery of the) unconscious, as Sigmund Freud holds.
The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
If you wish to study further the dream interpretation method in psychoanalysis, please check out the following resources:
Sigmund Freud is the author of the most important book on dreams ever written entitled The Interpretation of Dreams
. There's also an abridged version of this book bearing the same title and addressing the wider public. You may purchase them through Amazon.com by following these links:
The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud... the Dream Interpretation
- Dream Interpretation
You can historically pursue the dream interpretation approach (from primitives to psychoanalytic era) by taking our email course on Dream Interpretation Methods. Click here to learn more.
Also we provide a 10-lesson email course treating of Freud's method of dream interpretation. Click here to learn more.
Valuable teachings on dream interpretation technique in psychoanalysis may be found in our 15-lesson email course- Psychoanalytic Techniques for the Exploration of the Unconscious.
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More about dreams and several examples of interpretation through Freud's method may be found in our papers approaching these topics. here to check out our Paperstore items.