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The Dream Frontier by Mark J. Blechner

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CHAPTER 3  
SECONDARY REVISION, TERTIARY REVISION, AND BEYOND

 

Ich glaube an alles noch nie Gesagte.

(I have faith in all that is not yet said.)

Rainer Maria Rilke, Das Stundenbuch

IN THE LAST CHAPTER we asked: How, when, and to what degree is dream meaning created? Part of our answer at this point is that whenever we remember a dream and tell it, we are transforming it and creating some of its meaning. And this is something that we do with every dream that reaches consciousness. It is notable that our only waking conscious access to dreams is to memories of dreams. So far, a dream of one person has never been observed by another person, although this has occurred in the science fiction movie Brainstorm. In that film, a machine ...

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