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The Dream Frontier by Mark J. Blechner

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CHAPTER 5  
WE NEVER LIE IN OUR DREAMS
THE TRUTH OF MANIFEST CONTENT

 

If it were given to our bodily eyes to see into the mind of another, we would judge a man far more often by what he dreams than by what he thinks…. The dream, which is all spontaneity, takes and keeps the impress of our mind. Nothing emerges more directly and with more sincerity from the very depths of our soul than our unreflective and unconfmed aspirations…. Our chimeras are what resemble us most.

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

FREUD SAW THE main motivation in the construction of the dream to be the disguise of unacceptable wishes. For him, the dream censor is always disguising and transforming unacceptable thoughts into manifest dream thoughts, which keep ...

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