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Where Dreams Come From (1)

About dreams. It is usually taken for granted that you dream of something that has made a particularly strong impression on you during the day, but it seems to me itīs just the contrary. Often itīs s...

Dreaming Beauty (2)

Dreaming is not merely an act of communication (or coded communication, if you like); it is also an aesthetic activity, a game of the imagination, a game that is a value in itself. Our dreams prove t...
The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Dreams Are the Exaltation of Personality (3)

My dreams were of many kinds but they were all manifestations of one state of mind. I now dreamt of myself a Christ, making a sacrifice of myself, redeeming mankind, now a Luther breaking with old co...


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