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The Dream Frontier by Mark J. Blechner

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CHAPTER 7  
ONEIRIC DARWINISM

 

The relation of word to thought, and the creation of new concepts is a complex, delicate, and enigmatic process unfolding in our soul.

Leo Tolstoy (in Vygotsky, 1934)

In his last days, Satie dreamt: “Last night I dreamed I had two willies! You can't imagine how many things you can do with that thingamajig!”

In: Volta (1989)

WHY DO WE dream? This question has been asked so often, we may take for granted that it is a worthwhile question. But the longer I think about and study dreams, the more the question seems outdated and too broad. It became outdated when dream researchers discovered that we dream throughout the night although we do not remember most of our dreams. That discovery changed our view ...

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