The work of the famous psychiatrist Sigmund Freud “The Interpreter of Dreams” is one of the most significant in modern psychology. If we compare his interpretation of dreams with the dream book of Wanga or Nostradamus, Freud interpreted the visions of the human subconscious based on psychological methods and knowledge. In his work, there is not a drop of esotericism and mysticism, which means that everything Freud writes about in his dream book comes from purely scientific research.
After the release of the first edition of his work on dreams, a storm of criticism fell on Freud from his colleagues, famous psychologists, and psychiatrists. And this is no accident because all of Freud’s scientific theories are built on the sexual desires of man. The interpretation of dreams in his dream book was also based on the hidden desires of the human essence. His theory was repeatedly subjected to critical observations and was not accepted by reputable scientists in the field of psychology. However, Freud never renounced his point of view, for which he was nicknamed the unrecognized genius.
Freud believed that everything that a person sees in a dream is only his unconscious needs. People cannot satisfy their desires to the extent that they would like. Therefore, all unsatisfied human needs are transferred to his subconscious and open to him only in a dream. In his opinion, dreams are a kind of trick that deceives the mind and gives a person what he wants. A dream is a cipher leading to the realization of one’s own desires, goals, and aspirations.
Freud devoted a lot of time and effort to develop his theory of the origin, role, and purpose of dreams. According to him, competent reading of dreams can help a person in many ways. First of all, people will be able to know more about themselves and their inner world. According to his theory, dreams are divided into three categories. In the first category, the psychiatrist took completely conscious and understandable dreams for a person, the meaning of which can be explained without any difficulty. The second category includes dreams, built in a logical sequence, but which are very difficult to associate with what is happening in reality. The third category includes dreams that are difficult to explain since events and things in such dreams are completely unrelated to each other.
The third category of dreams, according to Sigmund Freud, deserves special attention, since, with a competent interpretation of these dreams, a person can discover a lot of useful information. It is on this category of dreams that Freud focuses on his dream book, believing that the delusional and senseless visions of the human subconscious can reveal the essence of man more than anyone and help him understand his needs.
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