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Actually - and I confess this to you with a struggle - I have a boundless admiration for you both as a man and a researcher and I bear you no conscious grudge My veneration for you has something of a religious crush --Carl Jung in a letter to Freud 28 October 1907 A transference on a religious basis would strike me as most disastrous it could end only in apostasy thanks to the universal human tendency to keep making new prints of the cliches we bear within us I shall do my best to show you that I am unfit to be an object of worship --Freud to Jung 15 November 1907 Sigmund Freud wrote copiously though inconsistently on the question of dream-symbolism Picking his ideas apart will reveal their uncanny similarity to Jungs work on the collective unconscious in dreaming In that context how might we understand the two thinkers in relation to another But first Freuds use of the term symbol must be made clear The manifest content is the stand-in for the latent content of a dream Interpretation consists merely in replacing any manifest image by its determiner Free association is the primary means of accomplishing this feat This necessarily implies that any given dream object acts as the representative of an idea that the censorship has carefully blocked from consciousness Following this logic a reader ought to have little trouble calling any dream image a symbol The very first image Freud analyses lends itself to this all-embracing characterization The hall - numerous guests whom we were receiving We were spending that summer at Bellevue a house on one of the hills adjoining the KahlenbergOn the previous day before the dream my wife had told me that she expected that a number of friends including Irma would be coming out to visit us on her birthday My dream was thus anticipating this occasion In the dream itself there
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