Many of us may suffer from sleep disorders that we are not even aware of. We may experience a troublesome and unhealthy night sleep and this way we don’t get the rest that our organism needs to respond to the...
Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud’s interest on dreams had a psychoanalytic character. He was determined to discover the relation of dreams and human neurosis. In his book ‘Interpretation of Dreams’, he examines their nature, starting by observing their characteristics in order...
Ancient PracticesIn ancient Greece the first centers of psychoanalysis were used by the priests of the semi God Asclepius and were called Asclepieions. There were 300 Asclepieion Temples around ancient Greece and the areas that they were built on...
Understanding the Nature of Dreams "Thus the breathing lungs find their symbol in the flaming stove with its windy roaring, the heart in hollow chests and baskets, the bladder in round, ball-shaped, or simply hollow objects. The man's dreams, when...
External Impulses By examining the connection of sleeping and dreaming, Freud came to the conclusion that ‘dreams are reactions to impulses that are disturbing our sleep’. In his book ‘Interpretation of Dreams’ he mentions various examples and experiments that have been made...
The first records of dream interpreting originated in Ancient Egypt. The estimation of their creation is around 1350 B.C, the era of Pharaoh Ramses II and contained at least 250 interpretations. The Egyptians devised the one of the first...
In order to come close to dream interpretation, Freud divides the dream into two sections: the apparent content of the dream with its hidden meaning and the associations that help as come closer to it, calling them ‘hidden’ or...
OneirokriticaArtemidorus Daldianus or Ephesius is famous for his work the Oneirocritica or Oneirokritikon that is divided into five books. His work was very popular in medieval times and some publications from the 11th until the 16th century are still...
Herbs and plant roots can not only be used as food ingredients and health medicine but according to scientists they can really affect our psychological mood and temper. It has been noted that if we consume herbal teas before going...
Dream Characteristics In comparison to adult dreams, childhood dreams are very clear and brief. They are easy to understand and have not gone through any kind of distortion. Especially children until the age of five seem to have the least...