Here goes the first paragraph of the book Dream Psychology by Sigmund Freud. This is my first book to read by this author. I am still reading this book and penned down here to show you some glimpse of this book.
IN what we may term “prescientific days” people were in no uncertainty about the interpretation of dreams. When they were recalled after awakening they were regarded as either the friendly or hostile manifestation of some higher powers, demoniacal and Divine. With the rise of scientific thought the whole of this expressive mythology was transferred to psychology; to-day there is but a small minority among educated persons who doubt that the dream is the dreamer’s own psychical act.
Sigmund Freud (Dream Psychology)
The author talks about dreams and the psychology and science behind the dreams.
The reading of dreams consists in replacing the events of the dream, so far as remembered, by other events. This is done either scene by scene, according to some rigid key, or the dream as a whole is replaced by something else of which it was a symbol. Serious-minded persons laugh at these efforts—“Dreams are but sea-foam!”Sigmund Freud (Dream Psychology)
I have just read the first chapter oh this book, where he talks about different perspectives behind dreams and he also uses one of his dream to understand the psychology behind the events of sequences occurring in his dream.
The conclusion which is now forced upon me is that the dream is a sort of substitution for those emotional and intellectual trains of thought which I attained after complete analysis. I do not yet know the process by which the dream arose from those thoughts, but I perceive that it is wrong to regard the dream as psychically unimportant, a purely physical process which has arisen from the activity of isolated cortical elements awakened out of sleep.Sigmund Freud (Dream Psychology)
Till now, I find the book very interesting and looking forward to finishing it in a couple of days. Let me know, what you feel about this book. Thank you for stopping by and reading this post 🙏🙏. Happy reading 📖.