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Mysterious World of Dreams – The Freud Museum in Vienna

The idiosyncrasy of dreams is mysterious yet fascinating. The rules of reality do not apply to the world of dreams. It is known yet unknown, it reflects our conscious mind yet it originates in the subconscious mind and the most interesting part to me is, it is unreal yet it shadows reality.

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Mysterious World of Dreams

In totality, it is an enigmatic world based on our unique background, our own experiences and our own emotions. Our own dreams are connected only to our own reality. Perhaps if we can uncover the mysteries with the light of apt interpretations we can get an uncensored view of our real feelings and a better perspective of life issues. Understanding our own dreams gives us a scope to discover our own true self and thus becomes a means for self-exploration.

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The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind

by Sigmund Freud

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Inside the Freud Museum in Vienna, Austria.

The Freud Museum in Vienna

When I visited Vienna, Austria recently, one of the most important places in our list was Freud Museum.

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud, the father of Psychoanalysis needs no introduction. One of his most fascinating works is about the life drive (Eros) and  the death drive (Thanatos). He sought to explain the diversity of psychical life through the interplay of and conflict between these two primal drives. According to Freud, the life drive – Eros – strives to lengthen life and makes connections to objects, while the death drive – Thanatos – yearns for a return to an earlier stage of life, a tension-free and almost lifeless state, and does not strive to enter into object relationships.

The Freud Museum in Vienna, Travel Realizations

Sigmund Freud.

Freud’s curiously-shaped chair

Freud had the habit of reading in a very peculiar and uncomfortable body position. He used to lean in the chair, in some sort of diagonal position, one of his legs slung over the arm of the chair, the book held high and his head unsupported.

The Freud Museum in Vienna, Travel Realizations

Inside the Freud Museum in Vienna, Austria.

In an attempt to make the habitual reading posture of Freud more comfortable, his daughter Anna Freud, who was herself a well known psychoanalyst, gifted him this curiously-shaped chair.

Inside the Freud Museum in Vienna, Austria

The Freud Museum in Vienna, Travel Realizations
Inside the Freud Museum in Vienna, Austria
The Freud Museum in Vienna, Travel Realizations
Inside the Freud Museum in Vienna, Austria

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Slowly and silently when all the information related to dreams and psychoanalysis inside the Freud Museum were permeating inside my mind, I was completely engrossed in this field of study. Nowadays, whenever I get time, the childish wanderer in me seeks for more knowledge in the field of human psychology.

When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
by Sigmund Freud
The Freud Museum in Vienna, Travel Realizations

 

The Freud Museum in Vienna, Travel Realizations
Inside the Freud Museum in Vienna, Austria

Freud’s three theoretical constructs

It was exciting to know about Freud’s three theoretical constructs-Id, Ego and Superego. This theory enlightens us about how these three components relate to our conscious and unconscious thought.

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.

By Sigmund Freud

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The reminiscence of the Freud museum remained with me even after leaving the place and I was lost in the mystery corners of his theories that imbued my mind space. To me any kind of knowledge in any field is the most precious thing. I hope my readers will enjoy reading about the Freud Museum as much as I did when I visited there. To me words have a magical power. The words of my readers are the sole inspiration to keep me going. I would like to hear from you all more and more.

Do you remember the craziest dream you have seen till date? In this context, I would like to end this post with a quote

Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy

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In front of Freud Museum.

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10 Comments

  1. Thanks Chirasree I am fortunate enough to visit through your Blog, lots of things to learn & see through your writtings …

    • The more I visit places more I realize so many things to know and the time is too short. I always feel happy to share whatever I have learned with my readers. I am no less fortunate to get some of the aspiring and wonderful readers like you. Thank you so much Mr.Mukherjee!!

  2. Thank you so much Barbara, for sharing your thoughts and more information. I had been to Vienna University but not to the Cafe Landtmann.

  3. Barbara

    Thanks for sharing your insight on Freud and the Sigmund Freud Museum. I visited the museum just a couple of weeks ago with a private tour guide. We had been at his favourite cafe (Cafe Landtmann), at the University of Vienna, where he used to teach, and a few other places in Vienna where he used to stroll around (you can read the full review on http://www.vienna-unwrapped.com/sigmund-freud-museum.html if you like). What surprised me was that he was quite conservative, for example towards the role of women in society. The museum itself was ok. By the way, the famous Sigmund Freud coach, based in the London Freud museum, is looking for a sponsor to get it repaired. Don't think they have found one yet…

  4. I don't overanalyse my dreams, I look at what's there and see what those images/people represent to me. Sometimes it's obvious, sometimes it isn't.

    Freud was riht in many ways, but I wonder if he's been misquoted as often as correctly quoted.

  5. Freud , No doubt one of the most influential psychologists of last century . He considered interpretation of dreams as his biggest achievements.
    As usual an informative post , I never knew about the typical position that he adopted for reading , I guess, it must be a conscious effort to avoid distractions. Few people I know prefer doing all the serious reading in standing position .
    By the way, I had a done a post on psychoanalysis few years ago that I am sharing as you mentioned that you are interested in the field .

    http://balanisunil.blogspot.in/2010/01/why-are-we-way-we-are.html

  6. What a fantastic place to visit! You are so fortunate to have had this opportunity. I love going to these types of places and exploring them. Yes, Freud certainly needs no introduction. Everyone knows of him.

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