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Symons, N.J. (1927). On Seeing Oneself Dead in a Dream. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 8:524-529.

(1927). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 8:524-529

On Seeing Oneself Dead in a Dream

N. J. Symons

Among dreams which recur in the experience of the same or of different persons there is one which is of special interest for psycho-analysis. In it the dreamer views his own corpse or assists at its burial. It is proposed here to make some general observations on dreams of this type; and then, taking a few examples, to examine them from the standpoint of meta-psychology.

A reference may be made first to Rank's work on the significance of the double. According to this, the concept of the double is traceable to a desire to escape death.

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