Introduction to the Psychoanalytic
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
You may study the psychoanalytic dream interpretation
method through the following resources:
Papers on this topic:
Dream Interpretation and Psychoanalysis
How We Deal with Dreams in Psychoanalysis
A Dream About a Cat and Jung
A Dream with a Mystic Content?
Snake Symbolism and Precognition Dream
The "Key of Dreams" and Psychoanalysis
Dream of a Beach and Sunshine
Dreaming about Dying
About Dreams with Earthquakes
-> 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
-> You can historically pursue the dream interpretation approach (from the ancient cultures up to the psychoanalytic era of Freud and Carl Jung) by taking our email course on dream interpretation. More...
-> Also we provide a 12-lesson email course treating of the Freud's method of dream interpretation. This is a beginners' guide explaining the basics. More...
-> If you wish to go further and study the dream interpretation
in connection with Freudian psychoanalysis, you may be interested in our 15-lesson email course: Psychoanalytic Techniques for the Exploration of the Unconscious. Click here to learn more.
-> Finally we published more examples of dream approach through psychoanalysis in our paperstore. More...