Dreams in Myth, Medicine, and Movies

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - 235 pagine


Cinema--invented just before psychoanalysis formally developed--primed the public and scholars to rethink ideas about dreams. The author describes how surrealist artists purposely applied Freudian dream theories to their art to make the public aware of modern ideas about dreams. Most of our current cultural consciousness about the psychological value of dreams is traced to classical and contemporary cinema. This work examines how residuals of past approaches to dreams make conceptions of dreams in psychoanalysis and science more complex than ever today.

Scholars and students in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, cinema, medicine, and religion may find this volume useful. The book also examines academic psychiatry's increased emphasis in dream study on neuropsychiatry and psychopharmocology, as well as managed care's decreased compensation for dream therapy.

 

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Sommario

Before We Begin
3
Dreams and Definitions
9
Myth and Meaning
19
Film and Photography
31
Cinema and Cyberspace
49
Sleep and Social Control
63
Science Fiction and Sleep
77
Deities and Demons
87
Reason and Romance
127
Symbolism and Surrealism
153
Psyche and Soul
171
Body and Brain
201
Foretelling the Future
221
Bibliography
227
Index
233
Copyright

Shamans and Sorcerers
107

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Pagina 14 - Two gates the silent House of Sleep adorn— Of polished ivory this, that of transparent horn. True visions through transparent horn arise, Through polished ivory pass deluding lies.
Pagina 13 - Then wise Penelope answered him: 'Stranger, verily dreams are hard, and hard to be discerned; nor are all things therein fulfilled for men. Twain are the gates of shadowy dreams, the one is fashioned of horn and one of ivory. Such dreams as pass through the portals of sawn ivory are deceitful, and bear tidings that are unfulfilled. But the dreams that come forth through the gates of polished horn bring a true issue, whosoever of mortals beholds them.
Pagina 4 - A man is shown in a dream only what is suggested by his own thoughts.

Informazioni sull'autore (2002)

SHARON PACKER, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City and Woodstock. She is Adjunct Professor in the Media Studies and Cultural Studies Department at the New School for Social Research.

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