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Freud, S. (1925). A Note Upon the ‘Mystic Writing-Pad’. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XIX (1923-1925): The Ego and the Id and Other Works, 225-232.

Freud, S. (1925). [SES225a1]A Note Upon the ‘Mystic Writing-Pad’. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XIX (1923-1925): The Ego and the Id and Other Works, 225-232

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[SES225a2]Editor's Note to "A Note Upon the ‘Mystic Writing-Pad’"

[SES225a3](a) German Editions:

[SES225a4]1925 Notiz Über Den ‘Wunderblock’ Int. Z. Psychoanal., 11 (1), 1-5.

[SES225a5]1925 Notiz Über Den ‘Wunderblock’ G.S., 6, 415-20.

[SES225a6]1931 Notiz Über Den ‘Wunderblock’ Theoretische Schriften, 392-8.

[SES225a7]1948 Notiz Über Den ‘Wunderblock’ G.W., 14, 3-8.

[SES225a8](b) English Translation::

[SES225a9]‘A Note upon the “Mystic Writing-Pad”’ 1940 Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 21 (4), 469-74. (Tr. James Strachey.)

[SES225a10]‘A Note upon the “Mystic Writing-Pad”’ 1950 C.P., 5, 175-80.

[SES225a11]The present translation is a slightly corrected reprint of the one published in 1950, with some additional notes.

[SES225a12]This paper was probably written in the autumn of 1924, for Freud reported in a letter to Abraham that he was revising it in November of that year (Jones, 1957, 124-5). The curious little apparatus, which is the basis of this ingenious and illuminating discussion of the conscious, preconscious and perceptual-conscious systems, is still (1961) quite easily obtainable, at least in Great Britain, under the trade name of ‘Printator’. The subject-matter of the paper will become much clearer if an actual specimen can be examined and dissected.

[SES225a13]A Note Upon the ‘Mystic Writing-Pad’

[SES225a14]If I distrust my memory—neurotics, as we know, do so to a remarkable extent, but normal people have every reason for doing so as well—I am able to supplement and guarantee its working by making a note in writing.

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