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The Mantological Exegesis of Dreams, Visions, and Omens

Michael Fishbane

in Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198266990
eISBN:
9780191600593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198266995.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Treats the mantological exegesis of dreams, visions, and omens. It begins with a form‐critical presentation of their related types and terms; it also discusses some of the technical means and modes ... More


Implications for Understanding and Making Use of Dreams: Alone, in a Group, or in Therapy

Ernest Hartmann

in The Nature and Functions of Dreaming

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751778
eISBN:
9780199863419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751778.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Dreaming has a primary function in making connections and integration of memory—functions which occur whether or not a dream is remembered in the morning. However, when we do remember a dream it can ... More


Teaching Jung and Dreams

Kelly Bulkeley

in Teaching Jung

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199735426
eISBN:
9780199914524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735426.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes Jung's method of dream interpretation and explains how contemporary teachers can apply his approach in different classroom settings. The chapter starts with a detailed reading ... More


The Obsession with Dreams

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Kafka’s literary corpus contains over thirty-seven chronicles about his dreams. This is most significant in light of the fact that the occult training programs pervasive in Europe in the early part ... More


The Other Day: The Interpretation of Daydreams

RACHEL BOWLBY

in Freudian Mythologies: Greek Tragedy and Modern Identities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199566228
eISBN:
9780191710407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566228.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Dreams have a dramatic role to play in Freudian theory, as the dark bearers of an unconscious that is often perceived as intractable and unchanging; the memories and unfulfilled desires of childhood ... More


The Dream as Writing: Freud's Theory

Herschel Farbman

in The Other Night: Dreaming, Writing, and Restlessness in Twentieth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228652
eISBN:
9780823235780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228652.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses Sigmund Freud's theory that holds the dream as writing. Freud's first thesis in the Interpretation of Dreams is that dreams are meaningful and capable of being interpreted. But ... More


The Counterthesis in “The Dream Book” and “A Religious Experience”: The Beginning and End of Interpretation

Diane Jonte-Pace

in Speaking the Unspeakable: Religion, Misogyny, and the Uncanny Mother in Freud's Cultural Texts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226005
eISBN:
9780520927698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226005.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides a counterthesis to two works of Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams and A Religious Experience, at sites that bracket the entire span of Freud's career, the limitations, ... More


Dimensions of Islamic Religious Healing in America

Marcia Hermansen

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers frameworks and practices of religious healing among Muslims in Chicago, primarily South Asians and Arab immigrants and followers of various American Sufi movements. It ... More


Oedipal dreams: The ancient and modern unconscious

Vered Lev Kenaan

in The Ancient Unconscious: Psychoanalysis and the Ancient Text

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198827795
eISBN:
9780191866517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827795.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter deals with the Oedipal dream as a common experience for both ancient and modern dreamers. This sense of commonality cannot erase a deep and ineradicable difference separating the ... More


Jung and Winnicott in the Classroom: Holding, Mirroring, Potential Space, and the Self

Laurel McCabe

in Teaching Jung

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199735426
eISBN:
9780199914524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735426.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explains the author's approach to teaching Jung. The chapter argues that Winnicott's notion of a “holding space” between mother and infant applies not only to the analytic dyad but also ... More


Freud and Film Redux

Michael T. Gilmore

in Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157765
eISBN:
9780199787784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157765.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter concentrates on the visual and cognitive extensions represented by the movies and by psychotherapy. It reviews the curious affinities between the domesticating of Freudian doctrine and ... More


Indian and English Dreams: Colonial Hierarchy and Manly Restraint in Seventeenth-Century New England

Ann Marie Plane

in New Men: Manliness in Early America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727805
eISBN:
9780814728475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727805.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines dreams and dream recording in colonial New England. It highlights the ways in which dream interpretation informed and reflected manliness for Anglo-Americans and the ... More


The Demise of Dr. Buzzard: Black Belt Hoodoo between the Two World Wars

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the black belt Hoodoo complex between the two world wars, with particular emphasis on the demise of Dr. Buzzard. Also known as Stepheney Robinson, Dr. Buzzard is Hoodoo's most ... More


The Language of Dreams: The Anatomy of the Conglomerative Effect

Lois Gordon

in Reading Godot

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092868
eISBN:
9780300132021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092868.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the study and analysis of the bizarre, illogical fragments and dialogue exchanges that comprise a major part of Waiting for Godot. The rhetorical devices used in the play can ... More


Conclusion: Nervous Hermeneutics and the Theater of Cruelty

Matthew Wilson Smith

in The Nervous Stage: Nineteenth-century Neuroscience and the Birth of Modern Theatre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190644086
eISBN:
9780190644116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644086.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

The Conclusion begins with a consideration of parallels between two works written around 1900: Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams (1955) and Strindberg’s A Dream Play (1901). These works, which ... More


How to Interpret a Dream

Peter Thonemann

in An Ancient Dream Manual: Artemidorus' The Interpretation of Dreams

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198843825
eISBN:
9780191879524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843825.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses Artemidorus’ theory of predictive and non-predictive dreams (oneiroi and enhypnia), his distinction between allegorical and ‘directly predictive’ dreams, and his methods for ... More


Whose Dream Is It Anyway?: Navigating the Significance of Dreams in the Ancient World

Jason P. Davies

in Ancient Divination and Experience

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198844549
eISBN:
9780191880032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844549.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

Dreams were a deeply paradoxical method of divination in the ancient world; sometimes dismissed or treated with the greatest of suspicion, they might also be treated as a routine and reliable way of ... More


Freud’s Vergil

Gregory A. Staley

in Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199656677
eISBN:
9780191756993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656677.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter takes as its starting point the epigraph from the Aeneid at the start of Freud's Interpretation of Dreams, and goes on to explore the myth of Rome in Freud's thought, especially in his ... More


Artemidorus and the Oneirocritica

Peter Thonemann

in An Ancient Dream Manual: Artemidorus' The Interpretation of Dreams

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198843825
eISBN:
9780191879524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843825.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter sketches out what little is known of Artemidorus’ life (largely confined to what he tells us in the Oneirocritica). His social standing as a member of the civic elite at Lydian Daldis is ... More


An Ancient Dream Manual: Artemidorus' The Interpretation of Dreams

Peter Thonemann

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198843825
eISBN:
9780191879524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843825.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Artemidorus’ Oneirocritica (‘The Interpretation of Dreams’) is the only dream-book which has been preserved from Graeco-Roman antiquity. Composed around AD 200, it is a treatise and manual on dreams, ... More


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