28 Temmuz 2012 Cumartesi

Dream Interpretations

Human brain is one of the most complex mechanisms in the world. According to numerous psychologists, the human brain consists of two parts; the conscious and the unconscious. The conscious deals with more rational things whereas the unconscious is the place in which the desires that cannot be fulfilled are packed, or repressed. Dreams are more related to the unconscious part of our brains.

The relationship between human brain and dreams is also an important discussion. Julia Chiapella defines dreams as “the source for those illusive, below-consciousness feelings that tend to dive for cover when they meet the light of day. If we are persistent about searching for and seeking our dreams, and our inner self, the line between the conscious and the unconscious will blur”.[1] Dreams are a very good way of learning about how people feel deep inside their minds. By trying to analyze the dreams we have, we can learn about what our mind thinks unconsciously and we would understand our psychological world in a better way. Therefore dream interpretations may help us a lot in understanding the nature of human beings.

According to Sigmund Freud who was one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century, distortion in dreams is the result of a censoring activity against unacceptable wishes that we have in the unconscious. Freud thinks that dreams provide a wish fulfilment function. He says that there are four important things to do when we interpret a dream, “looking at ordinary dream symbols, looking at the dreamer’s personality, looking at the circumstances of the dreamer and looking at the impressions that the dreamer has during the dream”.[2]

The mystery of dreams will continue to exist...

[1] Julia Chiapella, “Why Do We Dream?”, Retrieved on 28.07.2012 from http://dreamemporium.com/why_we_dream.html.
[2] Sigmund Freud, A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis, Part Two: The Dream X. Symbolism in the Dream, Retrieved on 28.07.2012 from http://www.bartleby.com/283/10.html

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