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كتاب الحكايات والأساطير والأحلام ويسمى أيضا اللغة المنسية يرى إبريش فروم في اللاشعور مفهوماً وظيفياً، أي إنه وظيفة نفسية، لا تشير إلى غياب أي دافع، أو إحساس، أو رغبة أو ما إلى ذلك، بل إلى غياب إدراك ذلك فقط، ويفسر فروم تفضيل المفهوم المكاني على المفهوم الوظيفي بأنه ينسجم مع النزعة العامة في الثقافة الغربية المعاصرة إلى الفهم على أساس الأشياء التي نملكها، بدلاً من فهمها على ...more
Paperback, الطبعة الأولى, 205 pages
Published 1990 by دار الحوار - اللاذقية - سوريا (first published 1951)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Forgotten Language: An Introduction to the Understanding of Dreams, Fairy Tales, and Myths, Erich Fromm

Develops the thesis that man needs to analyze his unconscious thoughts, his dreams, and his conscious fantasies, as they reflect a universal and symbolic representation of himself.

In this study, Erich Fromm opens up the world of symbolic language, “the one foreign language that each of us must learn.”

Understanding symbols, he posits, helps us reach the hidden layers of our individual pers
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Morgan Blackledge
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Forgotten Language is Erich Fromm’s elucidation of the symbolic structure of dreams, fairytales and myth.

Fromm refutes the notion that there is a concrete, decodable language of symbols in dreams and myth.

According to Fromm, the specific meaning of said symbolic material is deeply personal and influenced by culture and epoch.

But the broader point that dreams, fairytales and myth have symbolic value is, for Fromm, a natural fact.

Fromm begins with a didactic on the history and theories of d
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Ali
Erich Fromm investigates the universal language of symbols, expressed through dreams and myths. He opens up the world of symbolic language. Understanding symbols, he posits, helps us reach the hidden layers of our individual personalities, as well as connect with our common human experiences.
یکی از معدود آثار اریش فروم که توسط یک مترجم شایسته به فارسی برگردانده شده. زبان ترجمه نشان می دهد که مترجم، ابراهیم امانت، نه تنها نسبت به دانش نویسنده آگاه است، بلکه در برگرداندن اصطلاحات و ترم ها به زبان
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Erik Graff
Mar 25, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fromm fans
Recommended to Erik by: Ann B. Ulanov
Shelves: psychology
This book is based on a series of lectures delivered by Dr. Fromm to postgraduates at the William A. White Institute of Psychiatry at Bennington College. I read it for Ann Ulanov's course entitled "The Place of the Dream in the Christian Tradition" taught during the first semester of 1976/77 at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. ...more
Günther Leenaert
Judging by its title, I expected a syntactic analysis of the dreamworld. A concise yet fairly exhaustive list of symbols, memes and myths. Something along the lines of what 'The Seven Basic Plots' by Christopher Booker did for my understanding of storytelling. What I got was yet another synthesis of Freud and Jung. I guess I will have to read Jung next. ...more
Lynley
Okay, I skimmed some of this but I'm calling it read. If I ever want to get deep into the Oedipus myth I know where to come.

The chapter on the history of dream interpretation is the most useful part of this book, largely because you can't get too woo-woo when you're simply detailing a history.

As for how to interpret dreams and nightmares? No thanks.

Erich Fromm was clearly a misogynist. Hell, the guy was 76 the year I was born and I'm in my 40s, so no surprise there. His description of Little Red
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Wendelle
i don't know... it is difficult to assess whether this book was written by an academic of superior insight, or a pop psychology charlatan. Perhaps others with more logical minds could tell. Although we would agree with some of the generalizations he would make of the state of man and the world at large, the author is given to resentments of the scientific method, moralistic judgments, and unconcrete sweeping statements. Also I am not sure if his logic is airtight: are these his conclusions or hi ...more
Si-Sena
Oct 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To me, it was actually 3 stars but I had to make it 4 for the people who has gone on this journey of dreams and myths for the first time.

So since the Turkish edition decided to omit "the introduction ..." part from the cover page and as an admirer of some Fromm's existentialist ideas, I thought this will bring a new perspective to my psychological understanding. Alas, I already knew 90% of the content. That's why the editor, the translator, the cover designer etc. are all very important as well
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Dr. Chad Newton, PhD-HRD
This book is my latest read from Fromm's writings. One of his first assertions was that "most of our dreams have one characteristic: they do not follow the laws of logic that govern our waking thought" (Fromm, 1951, p. 4). He also asserted that "all myths and dreams have one thing in common: they are all 'written' in the same language, the symbolic language" (Fromm, 1951, p. 7). According to Fromm's (1951) definition, "Symbolic language is a language in which inner experiences, feelings, and tho ...more
Fernando Escobar
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
One of the best book on dreams I’ve read. Some of the analysis or examples of analysis are lacking, however Fromm’s arguments of dreams as the symbolic language of myth is quite interesting and well defended. I really showed me that there is a lot to say about the functions of dreams and dreaming in general.
Louise
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I had expected more examples of dream analysis rather than the many citations (these take up like 60% of the book!) and stories about Greek mythology. It seemed like he went out many tangents for very long periods at the time, and left me wondering ... “why”? This feeling still remains after having finished the book.
Simonas Nugaris
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked how it touched on Froidian and Jungian theories. Even though being an introductory book about symbolism I found it rather informative and interesting. Analysis on patriarchy and matriarchy principles was the topic I enjoyed the most.
هشام السعيد
one idea

repeated many times


not bad but not as expected


My first trial with the author
Sylwana
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Fromm’s book is based on Freud’s research, which was found dubious (to say the least) a long time ago. Not sure if propagating this semi-scientific approach to dreams is still ok.
Denis Korsunov
It's ridiculous! ~2/5 of content is plain citations. ...more
Jeremy Egerer
Sep 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Changed, forever, the way I look at and interpret my dreams. It made them essential to me.
Patrycja
Jan 12, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.25 stars
berwyn
Jul 01, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Somewhat dry but generally interesting.
Shane Avery
Jan 20, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thought
Either I'm reading Fromm through a more critical lens, or this isn't one of his better books. It's probably a combination of both.

Fromm tries to carve a dream interpretation position somewhere between Freud and Jung. That is to say, dreams aren't simply the disguised symbolic fulfilment of our irrational/infantile sexual wishes. Nor are dreams messages from a universal transcending god source, the expression of the wisdom of a collective human unconscious. Rather, dreams are usually a reaction
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culley
Symbolic language is a language in which inner experiences, feelings and thoughts are expressed as if they were sensory experiences, in the outer world. It has a different logic than conventional daytime logic. Erich Fromm considers Symbolic Language the one universal language of the human race.

This book was interesting and informative. It does not teach the reader how to understand symbolic language. It does, however, describe the process of dream work according to Erich Fromm, which I see as h
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Anton
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A great introduction to the world of Dream Interpreation, myths and a bit of psychoanalysis. But nothing more than that. The book didn't give any concrete tools to understand your own dreams better, no guidelines, no nothing. It gave examples of people's dreams and their meaning, always in a psychoanalytic context of how the subject dreamt about this and this, because he hated his dad and secretly wanted to woo his mother. It did, however, give me and introduction to symbolism in society and mad ...more
Anders
Jul 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wondefully written text of lectures based on research into the potential values of myths, dreams and symbolism, very human. Highly Recommended!
Having said that, the theories on matriarchal versus patriarchal socities as examplified through the Oidipus example is to be taken with a huge grain of salt. Interesting points on Kafka's "The trial".
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M G
Feb 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It teaches how to decipher the "forgotten language", which is the language of symbols, and how it is used by our unconscious to build dreams and by our ancestors to make mysterious epics. It is a short book for a broad topic but despite that, I still liked it because it's easy to read and I learned a lot of new ideas from it. :) ...more
Andrew
Oct 28, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anth-sosh
His discussion of matriarchal vs. patriarchal societies in Oresteia and the Oedipus trilogies is worth the price of admission. Did you know that Freud was full of sh*t, and that incest has nothing to do with the Oedipus complex?
Prokop Holy
Dec 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What we think and feel is influenced by what we do.
Control over minds and feelings was a necessary element in retaining the privileges of the few.
love,inner security,sense of dignity and integrity x power over others,fame,prestige,commodity,salability,success

Christina
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks, proofed
Interesting topic, but Mr. Fromm just didn't organize his thoughts well in this one. I like that he's more moderate in his interpretations of symbols than Freud, but I still can't get behind a lot of it. ...more
Jfish938
Dec 30, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Terrible book on why Fromm thinks that Freud was better at interpreting dreams than Jung.
Michelle
Feb 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I picked up many interesting ideas from this for dream interpretation. Don't be scared off by the dry, Freudian chapters. It's worth reading. ...more
Mehrnaz
Dec 07, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read most of it in Farsi last summer while I was a teacher in China,but couldn't finish it. Now I have picked up the English version to do just so. ...more
malrubius
Aug 10, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psych
The stuff about dreams is good, especially the examples. There is a little too much about the Oedipus trilogy. Would have wanted to more dream analysis.
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Erich Fromm, Ph.D. (Sociology, University of Heidelberg, 1922), was a psychoanalyst and social philosopher who explored the interaction between psychology and society, and held various professorships in psychology in the U.S. and Mexico in the mid-20th century.

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