The specific of the psychoanalytic approach - Resources
Interpretation of dreams is the
most exciting field of psychoanalysis. Many messages we receive require explanation of dream symbols or even examples of dreams interpreted through the psychoanalytic method.
The fascination dreams exert on
us is surely a result of the belief that dreams convey messages outside ourselves, coming from spiritual beings or God himself, either showing us what is about to happen or warning against unpleasant future events, etc.
Dreams and the Unconscious
First thing first, we should agree that the predictive, spiritual context is not the one of psychoanalytic approach. 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, leading to the
The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
In short, we approach dreams
interpretation as the royal path to (discovery of the) unconscious, as Sigmund Freud holds.
You may study the psychoanalytic dream interpretation
method through the following resources:
Dream Interpretation and Psychoanalysis paper
How We Deal with Dreams in Psychoanalysis example
A Dream About a Cat and Jung interpretation
A Dream with a Mystic Content?
Snake Symbolism and Precognition Dream
The "Key of Dreams" and Psychoanalysis
treats of the clasic method compared with the psychoanalytic one
Dream of a Beach and Sunshine
Dreaming about Dying interpretation
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... includes the Interpretation of Dreams
The Interpretation of Dreams full version
short version of the Interpretation of Dreams
-> 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 dealt with through psychoanalysis in our paperstore. More...