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  • Dreams And Symptoms Of Hysteria
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    What is the origin of your theories and what evidence do you have to back them up? Sigmund Freud developed many theories in an effort to answer the mystery of a person's conscious and subconscious. The evidence for these theories came through years of analysis of patients and himself. In fact many of his ideas and beliefs came from his own psychoanalysis. His invention of "psychoanalysis" ha allowed us to better understand the Oedipus Complex, dreams, and symptoms of hysteria. Certain patients o...
  • Dream Period
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    Dreaming is a form of mental activity, different from waking thought, that occurs during sleep. The nature of dream activity has been characterized by many clinical and laboratory studies. These studies show that dreams are more perceptual than conceptual: Things are seen and heard rather than thought. In terms of the senses, visual experience is present in almost all dreams; auditory experience in 40 to 50 percent; and touch, taste, smell, and pain in a relatively small percentage. A considerab...
  • Messiness And Confusion And Darkness Of Experience
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    Distilling the Darkness In analysis of Heart of Darkness, much is made of Conrad's intentions in telling his tale. People search for a moral lesson, a strict social commentary, an absolution for the evil of the dark jungle. It isn't there, and that's not the point. In works of philosophy (like The Republic), or works of political theory (like Socialism: Utopian and Scientific), or works of natural science (like The Origin of Species), this sifting of important and clear ideas from the mess and c...
  • Aware Of Their Dream Experience
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    Lucid Dreams: the First Virtual Reality Psychological Sean Pasinsky Lived 316-2 5 Feb. 1997 For ages people have thought of dreams as curses or blessings that we could not prevent nor manipulate. This place called our dreams has constantly puzzled us, because it is here where all things are possible and seem to occur. In our dreams we perform superhuman and wonderful feats that would normally be impossible in the awake world. We find the men or women of our dreams, depending on our sexual orient...
  • Place In A Dream State
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    Most (i didnt really even know what to make of it. its the kid from that movie dazed and confused basically trying to find out the meaning of life and his identity and shit... and hes like constantly in this dreamworld... that he cant seem to wake up of... he cant differentiate his dreams from reality. so one of the points is that there is no waking life... there is life and nothing else... each experience is an experience, nothing more or nothing less, each has the same value... the things you ...
  • Lucid Dreaming Dreams
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    Lucid Dreaming Dreams in which [people] become aware that they are dreaming are referred to as lucid dreams (Fisher, 177). Lucid dreaming is easily achieved with the assistance of books, technology, and professional guidance. Lucid dreaming allows the person the opportunity to play an active role in self-exploration and problem solving. It is a rarely explored skill that can be easy and beneficial for the dreamer. According to the Lucidity Institute, founded by Dr. La Berge from Stanford Univers...
  • People's Reports Of Near Death Experiences
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    Death has been a fascination for humanity since the beginning of time. Death is in fact life's greatest mysteries, as it has been common belief that no one can return after death to re-tell what has happened to them. However, this general idea about death is starting to change in the Western world with the phenomenon of the near death experience. The near death experience has enabled human beings to fathom what occurs after one dies. However, not everyone is open to accepting people's reports of...
  • Dancing Tree Frog Dreams And Creativity
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    Dreams and Creative Writing: A review of a New York Times article by Thomas Fleming, Instant novels? In your dreams! Dreams do they spawn creative ideas in writers? Well known authors Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allen Poe and Samuel Taylor Coleridge are said to have found inspiration in their dreams for their writing (Temple of Dreams). This article is somewhat like a phenomenological study, in the way the author describes his own experiences of dreams and creative writing. Thomas Fleming desc...

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