Each of these case studies is illustrated by Eloise Oddos, making the book an attractive gift. A true practical guide of the interpretation of dreams, it is concrete, precise, practicable, written by one of the most inventive French authors. This book renews our understanding of dreams and puts the study back in its deserved place in our "rationalised" lives.
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“A dream that has not been interpreted is like an unread letter,” according to one of the treatises of the Talmud. For a long time, it was thought that psychoanalysts were dream specialists, and Freud himself regarded The Interpretation of Dreams as his seminal work. But Freud never revised the general principles that he defined in 1899, and no psychoanalyst since then has made new propositions to the Freudian postulates concerning methods of dream interpretation. Today, the majority of researchers working on dreams are neurophysiologists, who completely exclude any notion of interpretation. So the issue remains intact and is far from being resolved. While conceding that dreams constitute a physiological reality, Tobie Nathan argues that they cannot be regarded as the hallucinatory fulfilment of the dreamer's repressed wishes, as is generally claimed. So do dreams serve any purpose? Do dreams have any meaning? Nathan returns to these age-old questions and examines them with the audacity and originality that he is known for. In the process, he draws on recent findings in the neurosciences, on the teachings of psychoanalysis — as well as on the lessons of the Talmud.
This work is a fascinating discussion between a practising analyst who has not ceased to confront his discipline with other disciplines of the mind, and a philosopher with great psychoanalytic experience. It aims to show how cultural heritage a debt linking each generation to its ancestors shapes both how we represent reality and our emotional universe. The authors thoughts and conclusions are thoroughly backed up with a variety of specific examples and observations. Tobie Nathan is an ethno-psychologist and teaches clinical and pathological psychology at the University of Paris VIII. Catherine Clément is a writer and philosopher.
This book is a rigorous presentation of what is now called the Nathan method, that is to say the therapeutic methods (using objects or discussion) which result in a cure through that influence. Using the differences between Western and African techniques as a starting point, he explains how following a psychotherapeutic treatment, or consulting an African healer constitutes an affiliation to a certain group. That is not to say, however, that all therapeutic methods are the same. On the contrary, this book tries to define some kind of criteria of evaluation which is conducive to an informed choice. The two main elements of psychotherapy, the therapy and the trauma, in other words the object and the motivation of the sick person for taking the step of getting treatment, are re-examined in this new context.