Sunday, July 11, 2021

Children's Dreams by Carl Jung - Summary

Children's Dreams & Ancient and Modern Interpretation of Dreams. Notes from the seminar given in 1936-1941 (in German Seminare: Kinderträume (1987); in English Children's Dreams: Notes from the Seminar Given in 1936-1940 (2008)  are a series of lectures on dream interpretation presented at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule by the Swiss psychiatrist and psychologist Carl Jung . 

Between 1936 and 1941, CG Jung presented a seminar on childhood dreams and old works on dream interpretation at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich . In 1987, it was published in German by Walter Verlag and edited by Lorenz Jung and Maria Meyer-Grass in a single 680-page volume. For the English edition, it was decided to publish the work in two volumes, placing the seminars on childhood dreams in one volume and those on old dream interpretation works in one second, to preserve thematic continuity. 

Childhood dreams 
In the 1930s, CG Jung embarked on a daring investigation of childhood dreams as they are remembered by adults for a better understanding of their meaning in the lives of dreamers. He presented his results in a series of seminars which represent the most penetrating embodiment of his ideas on childhood dreams and the psychology of childhood. At the same time they offer Jung's best example of group supervision, presenting his most detailed and comprehensive exposition of Jungian dream analysis and providing a picture of how he taught others to interpret dreams.

Ancient and modern interpretation of dreams 
This second volume completes the seminars with the presentation of the sessions dedicated to the interpretation of dreams and their history . These sessions open a window into Jungian dream interpretation in practice, where Jung examines for example a long series of dreams by the Renaissance physician Gerolamo Cardano . This work is the highest representation of Jung's interpretations of dream literatures.