An Apple Books Classic edition.
Written by the founding father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud’s 1899 book is the definitive text on learning to interpret dreams. Freud’s groundbreaking approach to healing psychiatric issues through dialogue between a patient and therapist gave us enduring concepts like projection and transference, as well as the superego, ego, and id.
Above all, Freud advanced the progressive idea of unconscious desire as a driving force for our thoughts and actions. This paved the way for the revolutionary notion that dreams are more than wild nonsense-they’re a channel for symbolically communicating our innermost fears, conflicts, and desires. While many of Freud’s theories have fallen out of fashion, Dream Psychology is a great introduction to the influential field of psychoanalysis. It’s a fascinating look into the world of the subconscious-and the human mind.
This guys has problems15
I lost interest in this books after a few pages it felt like it was rehearsing the same thing over and over without actually getting to the point read for yourself15
Sure why not55
I picked out this book based on the fact that it was a classic and that I wanted to learn more about this subject matter. The book was a very dry, hard read. Every once in a while there would be something really interesting followed by page upon page of what felt like Freud’s stream of consciousness which was at times difficult to follow.25
Insightfully informative, Intriguingly intuitive...Useful for subjective readers eager to gain a more objective viewpoint45
As a beginner I could understand a little it would take many more reading to fully understand the concept and start interpreting our own dreams. The book is a very useful tool to understand the working of conscience and subconscious mind. Thanks to all who made it possible for me to read this masterpiece.45
Freud discusses dreams, among other things, such as the conscious, foreconscious, and even the unconscious. Meaning of dreams are discussed so that the reader can better understand his or hers fully. I found this book as an interesting read because it discusses dreams in depth. It’s quite confusing, but I have a general understanding of what this genious has to say on the subject. He even discusses his theory of unconscious thoughts, feelings, ideas, some repressed, that become conscious within our dreams! The only thing negative I have to say is his peculiar idea that everything relating to a dream, which is only discussed in one chapter, has some sexual significance to. You will understand once you read that chapter. Otherwise, it’s a fine book for a person interested in the mysteriousity of dreams.45
Unfortunately many (if not most) students and many licensed psychologists have not experienced analytic psychology in a positive or sensible fashion. Freud's work is unquestionably brilliant but one must consider its historical significance and its longstanding application to truly appreciate his work. Some of us read all of his work following earning our doctoral degrees and also read other analysts as well. Do yourselves a favor and keep an open mind. As to another reviewer, his work has not been discredited but many ideas have been objectively verified.55