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The Dream Frontier by Mark J. Blechner

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CHAPTER 11  
HOW TO ANALYZE DREAMS
SPECIAL TOPICS

 

HOW MUCH DOES THE DREAM ANALYST'S THEORY SHAPE THE DREAM ANALYSIS?

Fosshage and Loew (1987) performed a clinical dream experiment. They took six dreams from different points in one person's analysis and showed them to six psychoanalysts from different schools of thought: Freudian, Jungian, Culturalist (Interpersonal), Object Relational, Phenomenological (Daseinsanalytic), and Gestalt. The analysts were asked to give their views of the meaning of the dreams and of how they would work with them. The book is compelling reading for anyone interested in dream analysis. I recommend not reading the book cover to cover; instead, read all six analyses of each dream together.

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