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Gregory Bateson

Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Bibliographical Excerpts


"Similarly, dream contains no tenses. Time is telescoped, and representations of past events in real or distorted forms may have the present as their referent---or vise versa. Th patterns of dream are timeless." (Bateson G (1972) Steps To An Ecology of Mind. Balantine: New York. p. 421)

"An interesting intermediate between the iconic coding of animals and the verbal coding of human speech can be recognized in human dreaming and human myth." (Bateson G (1972) Steps To An Ecology of Mind. Balantine: New York. p. 421)

"Primary process is characterized (e.g., by Fenichel) as lacking negatives, lacking tense, lacking in any identification of linguistic mood (i.e., no identification of indicative, subjunctive, optative, etc.) and metaphoric. These characterizations are based upon the experience of psychoanalysts, who must interpret dreams and the patterns of free associations." (Bateson G (1972) Steps To An Ecology of Mind. Balantine: New York. p. 139)

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