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The Dream Frontier by Mark J. Blechner

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CHAPTER 10  
HOW TO ANALYZE DREAMS
FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES

 

Yea, and not only have we not explor'd

That wide and various world, the heart of others,

But even our own heart, that narrow world

Bounded in our own breast, we hardly know,

Of our own actions dimly trace the causes,

Whether a natural obscureness, hiding

That region in perpetual cloud,

Or our own want of effort, be the bar.

Matthew Arnold, Merope

 

THE ANALYSIS OF dreams remains one of the most vital aspects of psychotherapeutic work, yet some psychotherapists seem to have lost their enthusiasm for dreams and some hardly pay any attention to dreams at all. I hope in this section to revive interest in the dream and to familiarize the reader with the many possible approaches ...

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