4 November

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The Interpretation of Dreams Was Published Today

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Dream Cocktail

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Today in 1899, a little-known Austrian neurologist named Sigmund Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams.

It would take many years before that first 600-copy print run sold out, yet the publication would go on to inspire the Surrealists and transform our understanding of the human mind, by suggesting that dreams reflect the hidden desires and anxieties of the subconscious. Once the anxieties of the subconscious were cured, Freud believed men could be happier.

In honour of Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, who transformed mental-health treatment with his talking cure but sadly had to flee his Vienna home for London in old age, mix up a Dream Cocktail tonight. Aniseed, orange and cognac make a positively dreamy after-dinner combo.

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