Sleep and Sleeplessness Henry Addington Bruce

ISBN: 9781230291628

Published: September 12th 2013

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34 pages


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Sleep and Sleeplessness  by  Henry Addington Bruce

Sleep and Sleeplessness by Henry Addington Bruce
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 34 pages | ISBN: 9781230291628 | 7.76 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...to it. Subconsciously heMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...to it. Subconsciously he would be ever approaching closer to the solution which, in his case, was finally attained while he slept, being presented to him, in accordance with the recognized tendency of the sleeping consciousness to dramatize its material, in the form of a weird dream-story.

Precisely the same explanation would apply in the case of the business man to whom was revealed in dream the source of the baffling error in his cash account. So, likewise, in subconscious perception we have an adequate explanation for all dreams in which the hiding-place of some lost article is made known. The young lady in Greeley, so worried by the dream that aided her in recovering her lost check, tells me that after the recovery of the check she remembered that the book in which it was found had been in her room for some hours the day she received her fathers letter.

What happened, I have no doubt, was that she absent-mindedly slipped the check into the book, and then, so far as her upper consciousness was concerned, forgot all about it. But subconsciously she would remember--as we know from experiments such as those carried on by Miss GoodrichFreer--and subconsciously would be reminded of it the day before the dream when, in the college library, she happened to see the same book again, without, perchance, any conscious knowledge of seeing it.

That night, in sleep, her mind busied itself once more with the problem of the missing check, this time to good purpose. The application of the same principle to the similar cases cited by me need not long detain us.

It is only necessary to assume, in the first case, that Mr. Squires, without being aware of the fact, saw the lost watch while searching for it in the hay-field- and, in the second case, that...



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