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Methods of Dream Interpretation: What Do Dreams Mean?

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This means that young boys will desire their mothers and feel hostility toward their fathers as a result. The play was called Round about Vienna, and treated of the career of a girl who is respectable at first but later goes over to the demi-monde, who has affairs with persons in high places, thus “climbing,” but finally “goes down” faster and faster. In contrast to the id, the ego follows the reality principle as it operates in both the conscious and unconscious mind. Not infrequently they are trains of thought which proceed from more than one centre, but which do not lack points of connection; almost regularly a chain of thought stands next to its contradictory correlative, being connected with it by contrast associations. I shall now contradict this assertion for the first time.

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Dream Distortion

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. I pass over the striking circumstance that here, as elsewhere in the analysis of dreams, associations of the most widely differing values are employed for making thought-connections as though they were equivalent, and I yield to the temptation to regard the procedure by which amyls in the dream-thoughts are replaced in the dream-content by propyls as a sort of plastic process. As aristocrats can be readily confounded with coachmen, and as coachmen were in our country formerly called brothers-in-law, the work of condensation could employ my brother in the same representation. Screen memories are memories of events which actually stand for other memories which have been forgotten. The superior with 2262 on his collar is himself; he takes care to do his duty on the street, which is another preferred wish; he has served his 2 years and 2 months, and can now be retired from the service with full pension, like the 62-year-old inspector. What is the difference between manifest and latent dream content? However, I shall not dispute the fact that even critical thought — activity, which does not simply repeat material from the dream-thoughts, plays a part in dream-formation. Everything points to the same conclusion, namely, that we need not assume that any special symbolizing activity of the psyche is operative in dream-formation; that, on the contrary, the dream makes use of such symbolizations as are to be found ready-made in unconscious thinking, since these, by reason of their case of representation, and for the most part by reason of their being exempt from the censorship, satisfy more effectively the requirements of dream-formation.

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Self

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In this whole dream I am continually referring to a person who excites my displeasure and to another person whom I can oppose to him or her at will, and I conjure up the friend as against the enemy, feature for feature. By determining the source, they are able to address their own discontent and ultimately live a happier life with a greater sense of peace. He would have preferred that his father should not come home at all, which is identical with the wish see page 219 that his father should die. I see a colleague strapped on to one apparatus who has every reason to be concerned about me; but he takes no notice of me. A few days after I informed the patient that I did not know what to do with him, and advised him to go to some one else.

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Sigmund Freud's Theories

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I know in the dream that something has been missed, and that the examination is taking place because I am suspected of having appropriated the lost article. That which offends the censor may lie in those very ideas which are connected in the dream material with the one person; I now find a second person, who likewise has relation to the objectionable material, but only to a part of it. As the oldest, she sits on the seat and the other two on chambers. It often seems as though in the two dreams the same material were presented from different points of view; this is certainly the case when a series of dreams, dreamed the same night, end in a seminal emission, the somatic need enforcing a more and more definite expression. The greater the degree of interactivity and clarity of the images in the media, the greater the likelihood that those images will appear in dreams. To a certain extent this is undoubtedly true; there is no getting away from the fact that a dream is most accurately reproduced if we try to remember it immediately after waking, and that the recollection of it becomes more and more defective as the day goes on. Dream transforms the unconscious as preconscious which is the latent dream thought into what the dreamer perceives it, i.

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The Interpretation of Dreams

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It seems more plausible, as Freud suggested, that the fish represented the patient's mother rather than a penis! Freud calls the system of transformations condensation, displacement, representation, secondary revision which articulates these two levels manifest and latent contents the 'dream-work', which is organized by processes of symbolization. We have already mentioned that one is really never sure of having interpreted a dream completely; even if the solution seems satisfying and flawless, it still always remains possible that there is a further meaning which is manifested by the same dream. But inversion becomes extraordinarily useful in the service of the censorship, for it effects, in the material to be represented, a degree of distortion which at first simply paralyses our understanding of the dream. The intensity of the elements of the dream shows itself to be determined in a different manner—that is, by two factors which are independent of each other. To be sure, I know patients who have steadily adhered to an architectural symbolism for the body and the genitals sexual interest, of course, extends far beyond the region of the external genital organs — patients for whom posts and pillars signify legs as in the Song of Songs , to whom every door suggests a bodily aperture hole , and every water-pipe the urinary system, and so on. A theatrical performance is being given in one of the rooms of the inn.

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Methods of Dream Interpretation: What Do Dreams Mean?

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Rank's analysis, Ein Traum der sich selbst deutet, deserves mention as the most complete interpretation of a comparatively long dream. These mechanisms also operate outside of dreams They can be observed in art, music, literature, jokes, slips of the tongue, and in the formation of neurotic symptoms. We may ask: Why is it, then, that we do not dream continually of such inhibited movements? It is only to be expected if such dreams give a displaced impression. My patient was one of those persons who are always thinking about every woman they see. In the further course of the dream the significance of Irma’s personality changes without the alteration of her image as it is seen in the dream ; she becomes one of the children whom we examine in the public dispensaries for children’s diseases, where my friends show the difference of their mental capabilities. I here insert the promised flower-dream of a female patient, in which I shall print in Roman type everything which is to be sexually interpreted. The dream person obtained in this way appears in the dream in some new connection, and the fact that it signifies both A and B justifies me in inserting that which is common to both—their hostility towards me—at the proper place in the interpretation of the dream.

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The Dream

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A classic example of this is contained in the dream of Irma's injection. From other but less transparent cases I believed that I might assume the hat could also stand for the female genitals. I shall have to explain the influence of this factor at the close of this discussion. The book lies before me, I am just turning over a folded coloured plate. ” The transference into childhood is also expressed differently in other dreams by translating time into space. Moreover, the same dream, which expresses the dreamer's joy at having succeeded in passing through life unsullied, hints in several places as in the falling of the blossom at the opposite train of thought, namely, that she had been guilty of various sins against sexual purity that is, in her childhood.

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Freud’s Dream Analysis

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“Amyls,” too, might have got into the dream content without undergoing change, but it yields to the influence of the “William” group of associations, owing to the fact that an element which is capable of furnishing a double determination for amyls is sought out from the whole range of recollections which the name “William” covers. It is as though the warning which Daudet gives to youth is to be supplemented by a similar warning applicable to the suckling child. Displacement usually occurs in such a way that a colourless and abstract expression of the dream-thought is exchanged for one that is pictorial and concrete. But here the dream-image is constructed in yet another fashion. She remembers that in the neighbouring monastery of the Three Fountains she drank a liquor made of eucalyptus by the Trappist monks who inhabit this monastery. They are my pride and my treasure.


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The Freud Page/The Interpretation of Dreams

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Wood generally speaking, seems, in accordance with its linguistic relations, to represent feminine matter Materie. A female patient, whose dream I shall later give in full, once furnished me with a neat example of such a representation of causal relationship. William Domhoff is a prominent dream researcher who studied with Calvin Hall at the University of Miami. There are two types of mental functioning: 1 the primary process is characteristic of unconscious mental activity id and is governed by the pleasure principle. The scene is a mixture, consisting of a private sanatorium and several other buildings. This jumble of details that has been fused together regularly results in a vague indistinct picture, as though you had taken several pictures on the same film.

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Freud’s Dream Analysis

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Now a dream is such a picture-puzzle, and our predecessors in the art of dream-interpretation have made the mistake of judging the rebus as an artistic composition. We may have noticed that these elements which obtrude themselves in the dream-content as its essential components do not by any means play this same part in the dream-thoughts. Psychoanalytic candidates, regardless of professional license or previous study, have an additional requirement to complete a personal analysis before earning the title of psychoanalyst. Of his dream-experiments be gave us only a preliminary report in the Zentralblatt fur Psychoanalyse. Judging from the context of the analysis, we had every reason to assume that the dream referred to an impression of the dreamer's childhood. According to Freud, this is why the manifest content of dreams can be in the form of believable events. In the dream Goethe attacks a young man, Mr.

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