Thursday, October 13, 2011

oneiric



oneiric [oʊˈnaɪrɪk] a.

1.) Of, relating to, or suggestive of dreams.

Etymology: Greek oneiros, dream + -ic.

"The interpretation of the Oedipus complex is placed among the examples of dreams of the death of loved relatives, which come under the heading of typical dreams; the latter appear in the chapter dealing with 'The Material and Sources of Dreams'—prior, therefore, to the great chapter on 'The Dream-Work.' This arrangement is quite misleading, and even more so the treatment of the Oedipus complex as a mere oneiric theme" ("Freud and Philosophy: An Essay on Interpretation" by Paul Ricoeur, Denis Savage (trans.), 1977).

(The Nightmare, Henry Fuseli, 1781)
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Extra nerd points if you know why I chose this word for today.

14 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm afraid the extra nerd points elude me. I checked to see if it was Freud's birthday or even Jung's birthday today -- nope. So I got nuttin'.

Puja said...

Mother's day in Belarus? Honestly, no idea :(:(

D4 said...

I will never be a nerd. Never!

Bibi said...

Don't know, I guess you had a sexy dream? *minus ten nerd points*

Love the painting though. I always thought this was one of the scariest pieces of art I've ever seen - except for anything Goya. Goya is the source of many of my nightmares. Which brings me back to "The Nightmare". Oh the joys of art and language! - I'm making no sense, it's early morning here, not fully awake yet. Hope you're having a more well-rested day today.

Mai Yang said...

sounds ironic =))

shari said...

Hmmm.... love the word! But I haven't been great at racking up points lately. Not even nerd points. Did you have a weird dream last night? Is the inclusion of "oneiric" in your post due to the oneiric quality of this season? (Samhain, Halloween, etc...)

Bonjour Tristesse said...

I love that painting. It's not the demon but that horse/mule head that freaks me out.

Michael Westside said...

The other guys already said what i was going to say =/

HYDRIOTAPHIA said...

Besides Hippocrates hath spoke so little and the Oneirocritical Masters have left such frigid Interpretations from plants - Sir T.B.
The Fuseli painting's a neat link. I think I've seen it in the Goethe- Haus in Frankfurt.

Henry said...

I'm stumped....

Crisalys said...

I seldom have the opportunity to use this word in a sentence, even though I like the way it sounds (well, actually, I prefer the spanish version: "onírico").

Lemons Don't Make Lemonade said...

You had a wet dream.

....I so deserve those nerd points, yo.

P.S I was tempted to ask if you were ACTUALLY capable of having a wet dream, but the bible asks me to return evil with good so I shall disregard your latest comment.

DEZMOND said...

I think you had something similar to oneiric before.
Hope you're having a nice weekend, Edmund!

Shutterbug said...

You had a nightmare? ;)

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