Psychiatric Quarterly

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 171–189 | Cite as

Telepathy in analysis

A discussion of five dreams
  • Nandor Fodor


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    The writer has presented a series of four paired dreams and a single fifth dream, all of which he interprets as telepathic. An impressive total of elements in common would seem to rule out coincidence.

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    The view is expressed that telepathy is a mechanism operating wholly or predominantly on the unconscious level, possibly due to a special cognitive faculty of the unconscious.

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    The suggestion is made that, since this dream series occurred among persons with strong emotional ties, such ties may be a prerequisite for telepathic dreaming, and that the investigation of dreams apparently meaningless to the dreamer in relation to the dreams of persons to whom he is emotionally bound might reveal that the phenomenon is widespread.

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    The question is raised of whether unrecognized telepathy does not play an important part in analytic transference.



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  • Nandor Fodor
    • 1
  1. 1.The Park Central HotelNew York

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