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same day. The which the dream

in another experience of the first

of these impressions to

an indifferent one, a subordinate circumstance. I see a book in a shop window whose title holds me for a moment, but whose contents would hardly interest me. The sec-

refers

is

ond experience was

of great psychic value; I

talked earnestly with cialist,

my

for about an hour;

friend, the eve speI

made

allusions in

which must have ruffled the feehngs of both of us, and which in me awakened memories in connection with which I had a great variety of inner stimuh. Further, this conversation was broken off unfinished, because some acquaintances joined us. What, now, is the relation of these two impressions of the day to one another, and to the dream which followed during the night? this conversation

In the manifest dream-content I find merely an illusion to the indifferent impression, and I am thus able to reaffirm that the

dream

prefers to take

up

into

its

content ex-

periences of a non-essential character. In the dream-interpretation, on the contrary, every-

thing converges upon the important and fiably disturbing event. If I

dream

justi-

judge the sense of

way, according brought to light in the analysis, I find that I have unwittingly lighted upon a new and important discovery. the

in the only correct

to the latent content

I see that

which

is

the puzzhng theory that the

dream

deals only with the worthless odds and ends of

the day's experiences has no justification;

I

am

The Forgotten Language: An Introduction to the Understanding of Dreams, Fairy Tales, and Myths  

Renowned psychoanalyst Erich Fromm investigates the universal language of symbols, expressed through dream and myths, and how it illuminates...

The Forgotten Language: An Introduction to the Understanding of Dreams, Fairy Tales, and Myths  

Renowned psychoanalyst Erich Fromm investigates the universal language of symbols, expressed through dream and myths, and how it illuminates...

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