Elliot R. Wolfson


On his book A Dream Interpreted within a Dream: Oneiropoiesis and the Prism of Imagination

Cover Interview of December 19, 2011

A close-up

I do not think I can privilege one part of the book over another, but the Preface would be sufficient to draw the reader into the book, since it gives in brief terms my interest in the topic and enough of my background to understand my approach, which can be summed up as follows: dreams have a logic of their own, a mythologic, to be exact, and from this assumption a critical hermeneutical rule can be inferred: dreams display the concurrence of purportedly contradictory or incongruent images. Consequently, to heed the cadence of the dream, we do well to appropriate a calculus of the non-calculable, embracing the paradox that opposites are the same in virtue of being opposite.