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Eder, M.D. (1924). Dreams: Dreams. Sudan Notes and Records, April–July, 1922, Vol. V, Nos. 1 and 2, p. 108.. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 5:479.
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(1924). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 5:479

Dreams: Dreams. Sudan Notes and Records, April–July, 1922, Vol. V, Nos. 1 and 2, p. 108.

M. D. Eder

A contributor, H., records three dreams of one night obtained from an educated native of the Sudan living at Omdurman.

Dream I. The dreamer found himself crossing the river to Khartoum-North in a small boat accompanied by two or three friends. Suddenly he observed two enormous snakes gliding over the water in pursuit of the boat. Both he and his friends were very much frightened, but the boat reached the other bank and his friends ran off and left him to cope with the snakes, refusing him any assistance. It never occurred to him to run away; he felt he must fight it out with the snakes. So he took a piece of sharply-pointed stick which he saw lying on the ground and, stabbing the first snake through the head, killed it. He then did likewise to the second snake, and the danger being now over, his friends returned and congratulated him.

The contributor points out that the two other dreams (which we have not reproduced here) deal with the same problem. The conditions leading up to the dreams, as recorded in analysis, are given and an interpretation of the dreams offered, as well as the interpretation made by a native friend with rather dire results to the dreamer. 'H.' points out that the symbolism, 'used to express the thoughts and desires that arise from the "Unconscious" … is very similar to that described by students of the subject among civilized races'.

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Eder, M.D. (1924). Dreams. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 5:479

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