Radio

Our Dreams: Our Selves

‘The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul’ – Jung
Programme Details

In 1913, Freud’s ‘Interpretation of Dreams’ was published in English. It was to change the way we understand our dreams, and ourselves, forever. Lucy Powell discovers how our interpretation of dreams has changed from ancient cultures, via Freud, to contemporary neuroscience.

In every age and every civilization, the dream occupies a central place in human experience, at the heart of the relationship between body and mind, self and other, reality and fantasy, the human and the divine…

23rd-27th September 2013 at 1.45pm, BBC Radio 4.

Production Credits

Produced by Jane Greenwood
Presented by Lucy Powell
Executive producer Elizabeth Burke

Part of this series was recorded on location at the Freud Museum, London.

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Endnotes
Geoff Wallace on the legacy of author David Foster Wallace.