A window open onto the real


In order to prepare the next Congress of the World Association of Psychoanalysis in Buenos Aires next April titled “Dream. Its Interpretation and Use In Lacanian Treatment“, we decided to orientate this issue of TLR through the dark side of dreaming, namely, the nightmare. This implies Lacan’s late assumption that we are eternally dreaming in everyday life. A dream, good or bad, is more or less our familiar delusion, the one with which we orient our life and make our destiny: dream, fantasy and delusion are our familiar living environment, made of the Imaginary and the Symbolic orders.

Our nightmares are made of another stuff. They wake us up, literally. Therefore, they are our window, open at night, onto the Real.