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 continue your study of psychoanalytic dream interpretation method through 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 ancient cultures to the psychoanalytic era) by taking our email course on
dream interpretation. Click here to learn more.
> Also we provide a 10-lesson email course treating of the Freud's method of dream interpretation. This is a beginners' guide explaining in plain words the basics of dream approach. Click here to learn 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 several examples of dream approach through the psychoanalysis in our paperstore. Click here to learn more.