Hundert Jahre "Die Traumdeutung". Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven in der Traumdeutung
(Studien zur Kulturkunde 119)
Köln: Köppe Verlag 2001
263 pp., Euro 29.65; ISBN 3-89645-214-2

One hundred years of "The interpretation of dreams". Cultural-scientific perspectives in the interpretation of dreams
On the occasion of the 100th birthday of Freud´s famous work the editor and K.-H. Kohl organized a symposium in order to contribute to dream analysis from the comparative perspective of the cultural sciences. The event took place at Bad Homburg, Germany, in May 2000, and was sponsored by the W. Reimers Foundation and the Frobenius Institute, Frankfurt, Germany. The contributions try to assess the dream complex by shedding light on how dreaming and the wakeful state, true and untrue, conscious and unconscious, mythical and logical, and ´hard´ and ´soft´ realities are represented in different cultures.

Keywords: dream analysis, interpretation of dreams, Freud, S., culture and dreams, Kwakiutl dream culture, divination in East Flores, Ingessana, somnambulism in India, deep sleep in India, liminality and dreams