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    From M Winther@21:1/5 to All on Sun Apr 9 07:29:12 2017
    XPost: alt.psychology.jung, alt.psychology.psychoanalysis, alt.psychology

    Poul Bjerre (1876–1964) was a pupil of Freud. His "Drömmarnas naturliga system" (Natural system of dreams) is the most systematic study of
    dreams, I believe. Sadly, it is not translated to English but exists
    only in the Swedish original and in German translation. He divides the
    dreams into different categories, such as 'portrayal',
    'objectification', 'distancing', 'negation', etc. The dream function
    tries to establish harmony and overcome stagnation, in order to evade
    neurosis and maintain life's flow. 'Objectification' is when a content
    of personality, which one would better throw out, is presented as
    another creature or person--as non-ego. 'Distancing' is when the content becomes even more remote, e.g. travels away. 'Negation' occurs, for
    instance, when a stagnant wholeness of personality is negated, as when
    teeth begin to drop out, destroying the obsolete garniture of
    personality. To Bjerre, "death and renewal" is the central dialectic of

    Bjerre was involved with the muse of psychoanalysis, Lou Andreas-Salomé.
    But Freud pulled her away from him, because Bjerre had the audacity to challenge some of Freud's tenets. Bjerre's correspondence with Freud and
    Jung is preserved. He tells of his method of writing to Freud. He first
    wrote a temperamental letter, then he threw it away and wrote a
    civilized letter. Freud appropriated Bjerre's "death-renewal cycle", but misinterpreted(?) it in terms of the death drive versus the eros drive.
    In the image from the psychoanalytic congress, 1911 (Wikipedia), one can
    see Bjerre sitting leftmost. https://s10.postimg.org/4t16u5fp5/Psychoanalitic_Congress.jpg

    Mats Winther

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