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...
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...
In order to understand the nature of the impulses that our mind reacts on to formulate our dreams, we need to differentiate the method of mental activity when sleeping and when being awake. When we dream we encounter many...
Dream ObservationsSigmund 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...
The First Egyptian Dream GuideThe Chester Beatty papyrus was written in scriptural language, in red and black ink and was discovered 1935 in Egypt. The beginning and the end of the book are lost but it is still considered...
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...
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...
Aristotle was Plato’s student that carried on similar principles on psychoanalysis but leading them further to the beginning of psychoanalysis as a science. He was the first to completely reject the idea of any relationship between dreams and divine...
«When a man has adjusted his diet with all the healthy and righteous rules, when before he surrenders to sleep, he awakens the rational part of the his soul and nourishes it with good words and thoughts and gathers...
Hippocrates was a descendant of Asclepius and studied medicine in the ancient temple (Asclepieion) of Kos. He is considered the founder of medicine. He was the first to object on the relationship between divine power and mortal sickness and...