The Interpretation of Dreams PDF Book by Sigmund Freud PDF ePub

The Interpretation of Dreams

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Published 15 Sep 1994
The Interpretation of Dreams.pdf
Format Hardcover
Publisher Barnes & Noble
ISBN 1566195764

Freud's discovery that the dream is the means by which the unconscious can be explored is undoubtedly the most revolutionary step forward in the entire history of psychology. Dreams, according to his theory, represent the hidden fulfillment of our unconscious wishes.

The Interpretation of Dreams Reviews

- Biharsharif, India
Thu, 16 May 2019

I have read various editions of various books claiming to interpret the dreams we see while we are unconscious or subconscious. However, the book by Freud is different. Being a psychologist and a famous one, his interpretations are mostly based on popular beliefs, culture and analysis. In the Indian context, much of it cannot be exemplified. Still, the book is fine and noteworthy even today.

- The United States
Mon, 28 Jan 2008

This was one of those books I tried to read on my own back as a young college student. It wasn't a part of any coursework, so I didn't have anyone to help tie it to larger ideas. If I remember, I think I ended up making my own wacky meaning out of it... which was some sort of Jungian collective UNCS thing or another.
But then I re-read it in grad school in the context of Freud's other work and it began to make a bit more sense. I liked his hypothetical "primal language" because it suggests the existence of symbols as independent of verbal language, which as a visual artist is a notion I'm deeply invested in. This "language" is not then something that is "used" in dreams as a translation from CSNESS, but rather its own more subtle and fluid independent organization of meaning. The "language" is non-linear and non-chronological.
When I think about this idea, I'm reminded of Rapael's Transfiguration:
This is one of those pieces where the artist is able to represent (in images one above the other) simultaneous occurrences which can only be read in the original text as one after the other (and then reflected upon as simultaneous).
This play with time is something I like to do in my own work, especially in pulling stills from time-based media so the viewer can enter the work at will rather than be held captive by it (as in, watching a sequence from beginning to end). Internet media satisfy a similar urge.

- Tehran, 28, Iran
Wed, 25 Mar 2009

Die Traumdeutung = The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud
The Interpretation of Dreams (German: Die Traumdeutung) is an 1899 book by the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, in which the author introduces his theory of the unconscious with respect to dream interpretation, and discusses what would later become the theory of the Oedipus complex. Freud revised the book at least eight times and, in the third edition, added an extensive section which treated dream symbolism very literally, following the influence of Wilhelm Stekel. Freud said of this work, "Insight such as this falls to one's lot but once in a lifetime."
عنوانها: تفسیر خواب؛ تعبیر خواب و بیماریهای روانی؛ نویسنده: زیگموند فروید؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه آگوست سال 1974 میلادی
عنوان: تفسیر خواب؛ نویسنده: زیگموند فروید؛ مترجم: محمد خاور؛ تهران، کانون شهریار، 1328؛ در 55 ص موضوع: روانکاوی خواب دیدن - قرن 19 م
عنوان: تعبیر خواب و بیماریهای روانی؛ نویسنده: زیگموند فروید؛ مترجم: ایرج پورباقر؛ تهران، نشر آسیا، 1342؛ در 462 ص ؛ چاپ پنجم 1378؛ چاپ هتم 1382؛ شابک: 9649067981؛
عنوان: تفسیر خواب؛ نویسنده: زیگموند فروید؛ مترجم: شیوا رویگردان؛ تهران، نشر مرکز، 1382؛ در 885 ص شابک: 9643056732؛ چاپ دوم 1383؛ چاپ سوم 1384؛ پنجم 1386؛ ششم 1387؛ هفتم و هشتم 1388؛ نهم و دهم 1389؛ چاپ پانزدهم 1393؛ شابک: 9789643056735؛
عنوان: تفسیر خواب؛ نویسنده: زیگموند فروید؛ مترجم: احسان لامع؛ تهران، پارسه، 1393؛ در 436 ص ؛ شابک: 9786002531810؛
عنوان: تفسیر خواب؛ نویسنده: زیگموند فروید؛ مترجم: عفت السادات حق گو؛ تهران، شباهنگ، 1394؛ در 567 ص ؛ شابک: 9786001301100؛
بیش‌از یک‌ سده پیش از امروز، فروید، با نوشتن همین‌ کتاب، برای تفسیر خواب و رؤیا، که پیش‌ از آن موضوع حدس و گمان‌های عوامانه و سطحی بود، پایه و اسلوبی‌علمی، و نظام‌مند، فراهم‌ کرد، و گامی‌ بزرگ در زمینه‌ ی جست‌جوی علمی در ذهن انسانی، و فهم پدیده‌ ها، و مسائل ذهنی، برداشت. با این‌ حال در آغاز کتاب، پیش‌ از ارائه‌ ی نظریه‌ ی خویش، یعنی تلقّی خواب‌ دیدن، به‌ منزله‌ ی تحقّق آرزو، سابقه‌ ی تحلیل علمی رؤیاها را، به‌ تفصیل بررسی‌ کرد، که آن‌ نیز نمونه‌ ای از کار دقیق پژوهش‌گرانه، و ارج‌شناسی تلاش‌های دیگران، به‌ شمار می‌آید. فروید خواب‌ها را «بزرگراهی به‌ درون ناخودآگاه» می‌دانست، و عالمان پس‌ از او نیز، همچون‌ خود او، از این‌ بزرگراه، برای راه‌ یافتن به‌ جهان پیچیده‌ ی ذهن انسانی، بهره‌ های بسیار بردند. روان‌کاوی و روان‌ درمانی امروز، بی‌تردید به‌ کار پیشاهنگ و پیشتاز فروید؛ بسیار وامدار است. ا. شربیانی

- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Sun, 05 Jun 2011

ينظر فرويد للأحلام على أنها أمور قد جرت في طفولتنا
أو رغبات لم يعرها شعورنا اهتماماً في النهار السابق
لتظهر لنا حلماً يجمع في داخله
أمور عدة قد لا تتصل بعضها ببعض
وقد تشير في تحليلها إلى أكثر من استنتاج
ومن منطلق بسيط يصف لنا فكرة
الحلم من أساطير القرون السابقة
حتى الإستنتاج الحقيقي له ليدخل بنا في
عوالم عدة منها : نسيان الحلم
و تشوه صورته و إيقاضه لنا أيضاً في سبيل تحقيق
الرغبة اللاشعورية التي تُكبح فينا

Owlseyes on notre dame, it's so strange a 15-hour blaze and...
- O'Porto, Portugal
Mon, 16 Jun 2014

A major book (of 1900) as one of the possible approaches to the world of dreams. Freud starts with Aristotle (and the demoniac view); then, the (biblical) approach viewing dreams as "Divine inspiration".
Next, he proceeds with a very exhaustive sample of dreams of his own, of historical characters (Napoleon I, Xerxes....) or from his patients (or friends) to illustrate/prove his point: dreams are the fulfillment of (unconscious) desires. Though "absurd" they may look, they are meaningful, they can be interpreted.
This absurdity is due to unconscious mechanisms which disguise the true meaning of the dream, namely, via "displacement" and "condensation". Our language is also an obstacle: due to its inaccuracy.Yet language is paramount for the interpretation démarche. And Freud was good at it.
(Tom Paine's nightly pest)
It's a pity he ends the last paragraph* of the book considering the value of dreams regarding the future (should have written: prophetic aspect) concluding: "that we cannot consider". Curiously, he took some lines on this woman telling his mother about how a "great man" he would become; he speculated about a "minister"... .
('The Interpretation of Dreams' by Rod Moss)
The fact is that this "wish-fulfillment" approach proved not to be totally true. With the great war (1914-1918), Freud had patients/soldiers who suffered from recurrent dreams /war-traumas...and he concluded later on, that these types of dreams [nightmares!] had no relation to the Eros impulse, rather to Thanatos: a destructive force/drive operating within the psyche. So he made some changes on his model of the psyche.
(Hypnos and Thanatos: Sleep and His Half-Brother Death, by John William Waterhouse, 1874)
Today [15th of June] I was listening to someone** speaking about dreams of the "USA in flames...and riots in the streets". Those dreams happened to people before the 2012 Obama election. They perceived a link between the re-election and the feared "upcoming events". Surely, those were dreams of the future; no pleasure-principle operating.
I'm glad they didn't "materialize".
UPDATE: I would be glad to hear of any help (interpretation) on Chief Golden Light Eagle's dream about Obama:
*"And how about the value of the dream for a knowledge of the future? That, of course we cannot consider. One feels inclined to substitute:”for a knowledge of the past”. For the dream originates from the past in every sense. To be sure the ancient belief that the dream reveals the future is not entirely devoid of truth. By representing a wish as fulfilled the dream leads us into the future; BUT THIS FUTURE, TAKEN BY THE DREAMER AS PRESENT, HAS BEEN FORMED INTO THE LIKENESS OF THAT PAST BY INDESTRUCTIBLE WISH”.

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