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The Dream Frontier by Mark J. Blechner

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CHAPTER 9  
VECTORS OF DREAM INTERPRETATION

 

All generalizations, including this one, are false.

Mark Twain

WHEN WE LISTEN we listen to a dream, we have choices about which information we will notice. What we find will be partly determined by what we look for. I call these choices in our approach to the dream “vectors of interpretation.”

By vectors of interpretation, I mean an approach to looking at a dream from a number of particular perspectives, with each perspective yielding a different kind of information about the dream. I am borrowing the notion of a vector from physics and mathematics to capture the idea that I am thinking of, which is to look at the same object from different perspectives. My dictionary defines a vector ...

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