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The Dream Explanatorium

...a dream of a theory...
The Austrian psychiatrist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) stated that there had been three great desillusions in human history: Galileo's discovery that we were not the center of the universe, Darwin's discovery that we were not the crown of creation, and his own discovery that we are not in control of our own minds.
One of Freud's most important theories is that psychoanalysis of the dream allows us uncover emotions that are buried in our unconscious in disguise. That dreams represent the 'peepholes' of our minds.
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...not in my wildest dreams...
Freud said that most dreams are wish-fulfillments, and that an important part of these wishes are the result of repressed sexual desires, desires that can scare us so much that our dreams turn into nightmares. He concluded that dreams are divided into wishful dreams, anxiety dreams, and punishment dreams. Punishment dreams are in fact also fulfillment of wishes, though not of wishes of the instinctual impulses but of those of the critical, censoring, and punishing agency in our controlling minds.
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...dream on...
For over a century there has been a lot of resistance against Freud's theories, and in some cases not unjustly we might add. But the fact still stands that the works of Sigmund Freud drastically changed the way in which we perceive the human mind. His most important work about dream analysis is called "The Interpretation of Dreams" (1900). Freud's patients often felt a great resistance to know what was really on their minds, and so do we, often against better judgement. The history of the human mind is still written with what we deny about ourselves, but it was Freud who courageously succeeded in exposing some of it.
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