The Dreams of Cesare Augusto Levi: a Pre-Freud Interpretation

E. Turba, C. Brillante, Stefano Arieti

Abstract


On 25th February, 1887 Cesare Augusto Levi, a poet and archaeologist born in Venice in 1856, held a conference on dreams at the Ateneo di Venezia. The conference deals with the nature of dreams, with the unconscious, with hypnosis and magnetism. Levi advocates a socially oriented version of psychiatry and he may be considered as a forerunner of Freuds theories.

 

Key words: Dream - Hypnosis - Sleep


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