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Whether we love or hate Sigmund Freud, we all have to admit that he revolutionized the way we think about ourselves. Much of this revolution can be traced to The Interpretation of Dreams, the turn-of-the-century tour de force that outlined his theory of unconscious forces in the context of dream analysis. Introducing the id, the superego & their problem child, the ego,...more
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Published October 1st 2007 by Penguin Books (first published 1899)
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Trevor
This was a much more interesting book than I thought it might be. The nature of dreams is something that is hard not to find fascinating. The thing is that we spend quite a bit of time dreaming – not the third of our lives we spend sleeping, but enough time to make us wonder why we dream at all. It seems incomprehensible that our dreams would be completely meaningless. But then, they can be so bizarre it is hard to know just what they might mean.

Freud starts with a quick run through how dreams...more
Ala
Wait a second. Why did I even pick up this book? Wasn't Freud like ... insane? Wasn't he absolutely and helplessly fixated on sex? Does he or does he not, label developmental stages words such as 'anal'?

Oh, that's right, I major in psychology. Typical lunatics, us psych majors.
It saddens me, that unless you have taken psychology courses or have done a fair amount of research into the field, you hold a very narrow view of Dr. Sigmund Freud. A doctor, with a medical degree from the University of V...more
samar salman
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ينظر فرويد للأحلام على أنها أمور قد جرت في طفولتنا
أو رغبات لم يعرها شعورنا اهتماماً في النهار السابق
لتظهر لنا حلماً يجمع في داخله
أمور عدة قد لا تتصل بعضها ببعض
وقد تشير في تحليلها إلى أكثر من استنتاج
ومن منطلق بسيط يصف لنا فكرة
الحلم من أساطير القرون السابقة
حتى الإستنتاج الحقيقي له ليدخل بنا في
عوالم عدة منها : نسيان الحلم
و تشوه صورته و إيقاضه لنا أيضاً في سبيل تحقيق
الرغبة اللاشعورية التي تُكبح فينا
Lona

لست من الأشخاص المهووسين بتفسير أحلامهم، لطالما كان الحلم بالنسبة لي مجرد ظاهرة نفسية صحيَّة وكفى، ولا تستدعي مني الوقوف عندها، ولهذا قرأت هذا كتاب بنيَّة "للعلم فقط بمحتواه" نظراً لشهرته، لكني بعد أن انتهيت منه اعترف أني استمتعت كثيراً بمحتواه التي ترك أثراً في نفسي على عكس مما توقعت تماماً

هذا الكتاب يعتبر أشهر ما كتب "سيجموند فرويد" الذي قال عن كتابه :- ( إنه يحوي أثمن الكشوف التي شاء حسن الطالع أن تكون من نصيبي؛ فمثل هذا الحدس لا يأتي العمر مرتين) ..

يستهل "فرويد" كتابه بذكر نظريات الأحلام
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Dimitri
Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud is filled with Freud’s theories about the connections between dreams and real life that he has discovered through his research. Freud covers everything from the content within dreams to the strategies needed to interpret them, as well as diving in to the finer aspects such as memory in dreams and connections to everyday life. Freud often quotes the extensive research that has already been done in the field of the analysis of dreams but points out that al...more
Ameera H.  Al-mousa
قبل الإطلاع على مـأدبة فرويد وحله للغز الذائع الصيت في تفسير الأحلام .

لابد من الإشادة عن ما كان يتردد في تقويم وتقدير شعوب العصور الكلاسيكية للأحلام حيث ما هو مسلم به لديهم بأن للأحلام علاقة بعالم الكائنات فوق الإنسانية التي كانوا يؤمنون بوجودها , وأنها – أغني الأحلام – تحمل كواشف من عند الآلهة والجن .

كان يدخل في اعتقادهم فوق ذلك أن الحلم يأتي الحالم لمقصد ذي خطر هو في القاعدة الكشف عن الغيب .

فيرون في الحلم نتاجاً يصدر عن النفس النائمة بل وحياً من الجانب الإلهى يرسل الى النائم تحيراً له أو تبصي...more
Nicholas Spies
Whatever you think of Sigmund Freud's theories, you have to admit that (at least in English translation) he is a very good and persuasive writer. That he was a very important influence on the history of the 20th century is an understatement, particularly since his nephew, Edward Bernays, is known as the Inventor of Advertising.

Bernays essentially created the consumer culture that has dominated the US and much of the Western world for the last 80 years or so. He did so by changing the basis by wh...more
Jana
This was one of those books I tried to read on my own back as a young college student. It wasn't a part of any coursework, so I didn't have anyone to help tie it to larger ideas. If I remember, I think I ended up making my own wacky meaning out of it... which was some sort of Jungian collective UNCS thing or another.

But then I re-read it in grad school in the context of Freud's other work and it began to make a bit more sense. I liked his hypothetical "primal language" because it suggests the e...more
LonelyRose
مبدئياً الكتاب نسخه ملخصه و مختصره ... سهل للقارئ غير المتخصص... ربما أرجع للنسخه الكامله لاحقاً
بالنسبه ليا الكتاب ما أضافش كتير ...معظم أفكاره معروفه و بعضها بديهي

فيها يلي ملخص لبعض ما ورد في الكتاب

ليه بننسى معظم الأحلام بعد ما نصحى؟؟
لأن العقل الواعي مش عاوزنا نفتكرها, محتاجين فرويد علشان يطلعه من العقل الباطن :)

ليه أوقات إحساسنا في الحلم بيكون متناقض مع أحداث الحلم (يعني نشوف حادثه أو حد بيموت و منهتمش أو حتى نفرح و العكس, إن شيء تافه يفزعنا أو يفرحنا بدون سبب منطقي)...؟؟
لأن المعنى الحقيقي للح...more
Alexia
Written with scientific denseness, but lacks scientific rigor or clarity. Can be tedious, vague and confusing. Freud will say he's going to do something (like not use personal examples) only to forget he said that and do it anyway. Or he'll acknowledge the flaw with his approach and then do nothing to correct it (which is better than not admitting it, I guess). For example, he uses his patients, "neurotics", for analysis and comments on how how that makes his conclusions not drawn from a represe...more
José-contemplates-Saturn's Aurora





A major book (of 1900) as one of the possible approaches to the world of dreams. Freud starts with Aristotle (and the demoniac view); then, the (biblical) approach viewing dreams as "Divine inspiration".



Next he proceeds with a very exhaustive sample of dreams of his own, of historical characters (Napoleon I, Xerxes....) or from his patients (or friends) to illustrate/prove his point: dreams are the fulfilment of (unconscious) desires;though "absurd" they may look, they are meaningful, they...more
SmarterLilac
This is one of the books that helped me understand Freud's genius, as well as the value of psychoanalysis. It hurts me so that fewer and fewer people want to understand or appreciate Freud. Yes, I realize that the Freudian perspective, especially on things like dream interpretation, has limited value in non-Western cultures, and that for some, dream interpretation itself may not be the most insightful way to understand the subconscious.

Still--come on. This book changed Europe, and the course of...more
أيوب الحازمي
للمتخصصين فقط
tia
changed my life.
Nikolaus Geromont
The Interpretation of Dream (in this case the eighth and last edition published in 1930), a theory on the possible meaning and construction of dreams written by Sigmund Freud early in 1899, is the first psychological/philosophical book I've read, and it is most definitely the most difficult book I've ever come across in my life... so difficult, in fact, that the author even states that he doesn't expect his readers to understand his theories, and admits to their utter complex nature (Chapter 7E)...more
Haifa Ibrahim


" أما أن الأحلام كوة نرى منها لمحة من الغيب والمستقبل فذلك باطل .. لأن الحلم إنما يصور الماضي ويصدر عنه ويعبر
عن مكنوناته المطويه أو المنسيه " فرويد

يعتبر فرويد أن الأحلام مجرد أثر لأحداث النهار السابق و محاولة لأرضاء رغبات كامنه في اللاوعي ولا علاقة لها بالغيبات مطلقًا
فيحاول أن يربط بين الحلم وبما يرتبط بهذا الحلم في الواقع ومن ثم يبني أستنتاجه على ذلك .
في الكتاب إجابة للعديد من التسأولات حول الأحلام ( لماذا توقظنا؟ ,لماذا ننساها؟ ,.ولماذ تتشوه؟ ...)

حقيقةً أنا لم أقرأ الكتاب الأصلي وإنما قرأت...more
Shaza Askar
The Interpretation of Dreams stands as a unique and classic work in the history of psychology. Originally published in German under the title ''Die Traumdeutung'' in November of 1899,the book outlines Freud’s belief that dreams are highly symbolic, containing both overt meanings (manifest content) as well as underlying, unconscious thoughts (latent content). Dreams, he suggested, are our unconscious wishes, especially sexual ones, in disguise.

Freud's analysis of patients led him to the belief th...more
Kolagani Paramahamsa
This one took me more time than any other book, notwithstanding the fact it is not one of the large books I have read; took me around 4 months reading only a couple of books in the meantime. Yet, this was one of those books where I wanted to read very slowly in the end, just to extend my time with the book.

Written in archaic language, complicated sentence formation with intense content in each and every one. This is more close to a scientific publication than a novel. Although I knew that psycho...more
Don
Even if many of his theories have been surpassed or discredited by modern psychology, no one can diminish Freud's massive influence on Western culture and literature. Whether are not any of his theories are true or not is besides the point. With this in mind, I decided to read The Interpretation of Dreams in order to experience Freud's work directly. While there were many interesting elements in his work, overall I found it nearly impossible to read. I repeatedly lost the thread of Freud's argum...more
Gerardo
As I was reading this book, I ran into this church follower in a MUNI car in San Francisco. This follower was eager to be explained about why I was reading this book. I tried to explaine to him that I was reading it because I do believe that dreams can be interpreted and these have a great impact in our lives. We argued until we reached down town as we began our journey in Daly city. he couldn't convice me and I couldn't do anything to change his mind. It was a really good argument in which scie...more
Phillip
while freud certainly broke open the egg of the unconscious for all to marvel, it's probably a cliche these days to say that these early interpretations of various dream states are rather clumsy. nonetheless, that's how i see them. what freud failed to realize is that the author of the dream alone is the one that holds the key to meaning, and that outside sources, while being able to guide the subject to discover their own readings, can never offer a meaning that is free from their own bias and...more
mah
Jul 23, 2010 mah marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Mohamed Elshawaf
عذرا لهذا (الهرى) القادم، هو ضرورى لإثبات مذكرة دفاعى، لمحة عن شخصيتى القارئة (يمكنك تخطيه حيث الريفيو يبدأ من الصورة):
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لماذا كانت كل تلك المعاناة؟!
على مدار شهرين وأنا أقرأ فرويد، فى البداية يمهد لأفكاره بتبسيط لفكرة الأحلام عبر التاريخ مستعرضا خصائصها وظواهرها، مستشهدا بأحلام من عنده وباستخدام قريحة حاذقة يأتى بتفسير مدهش للأحلام غير متوقع على الإطلاق وفى الوقت نفسه لاتملك إلا أن تصدق هذا التفسير العبقرى، فرويد هنا يذكرنى بالشخصيات الكارتونية المتخصصة فى حل الألغاز؛ المحقق كو
...more
Derek J. Santos
Well done, Freud, well done. The Interpretation of Dreams is most definitely a book worth reading. Four stars and six hundred pages ago, I expected to find myself regretting my decision to even look at the book. Instead, I found myself unable to put it down. Freud's insight regarding the connection between memory and dreams was intriguing to say the least. I was captivated by the man's ability to seemingly draw you in to his own mind and put all of his theories on display like a psychological ar...more
Annie
A really interesting book to read. I personally found it very enjoyable. One of those books, however, where the debate and writing around the thing, and external references, outstrip the original manuscript.
Patricia
Freud's idea that all dreams are wish fulfillment is laughable to me, especially the way he came at that conclusion with some dreams. It reminded me of the father in My Big Fat Greek Wedding trying to explain how Kimono originated from a Greek word.

Gus Portokalos: Kimono, kimono, kimono. Ha! Of course! Kimono is come from the Greek word himona, is mean winter. So, what do you wear in the wintertime to stay warm? A robe. You see: robe, kimono. There you go!

Sigmund Freud: "I recall what the drea...more
James
Being of the psychology-oriented crowd, I knew I had to/wanted to read this at some point in my life. I've studied Freud (to a degree), and though almost no one agrees 100% with the man, you have to admit that he was a genius. Misguided? Maybe. Too deterministic? Probably yes. Quality ideas and well thought out theories with real life experience to back them up? Definitely.

I really liked the first half of this book. Freud's insights into the nature of dreams, dream interpretation, accompanying p...more
Christina Bouwens
"Actions and consciously expressed opinions are as a rule enough for practical purposes in judging men's characters. Actions deserve to be considered first and foremost; for many impulses which force their way through to consciousness are even then brought to nothing by the real forces of mental life before they can mature into deeds. In fact, such impulses often meet with no psychical obstacles to their progress, for the very reason that the unconscious is certain that they will be stopped at s...more
Cassandra Kay Silva
I listened to a podcast once from a university professor that discussed dreams in light of what emotions each object or action in the dream elicit from the dreamer. This gave much variability while I think more accuracy in diagnosis of dream interpretation because of various emotional links or ties with certain object people or circumstances. For example if you had a dream about a cat scrambling out of a bath, you would first of all determine what you felt about cats. Perhaps one person believes...more
Textor Texel
Думаю, каждый второй человек, увлекающийся или изучающий психологию, слышал или брался читать/досконально анализировать труды Фрейда. За моей спиной - лишь малая часть его книжек, и вот наконец я добрался до наиболее важной в библиографии австрийского психоаналитика монографической работы - "Толкование сновидений". И хотя я закончил читать эту книжку месяц назад, написать о ней могу лишь сейчас.

Этот труд Фрейда оставил очень чёткое и длительное послевкусие не просто на языке, а где-то внутри мен...more
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Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, was a physiologist, medical doctor, psychologist and influential thinker of the early twentieth century. Working initially in close collaboration with Joseph Breuer, Freud elaborated the theory that the mind is a complex energy-system, the structural investigation of which is the proper province of psychology. He articulated and refined the concepts of...more
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“The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life.” 119 likes
“Properly speaking, the unconscious is the real psychic; its inner nature is just as unknown to us as the reality of the external world, and it is just as imperfectly reported to us through the data of consciousness as is the external world through the indications of our sensory organs.” 55 likes
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