Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm

In his book Human All Too Human, Nietzsche said of dreams, ‘I hold that as man now still reasons in dreams, so men reasoned also when awake through thousands of years ….. This ancient element in human nature still manifests itself in our dreams, for it is the foundation upon which the higher reason developed and still develops in every individual; the dream carries us back into remote conditions of human culture, and provides a ready means of understanding them.’

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