Saturday 2 October 1999

Dream and Da-sein. A 12-hour Inner Circle Seminar (4 November 1999)

Sigmund Freud
Martin Heidegger

Dream and Da-sein

‘Insight such as this falls to one’s lot
but once in a lifetime’

Anthony Stadlen
conducts a twelve-hour seminar
Thursday 4 November 1999

10 a.m to 10 p.m.

celebrating the 100th anniversary of the publication of
FREUD's The Interpretation of Dreams
(4 November 1899)

and the 40th anniversary of the first of
HEIDEGGER's Zollikon seminars
(4 November 1959)

Venue: Room A, Acland Building, Regent’s College, London NW1 4NS

Cost: Students £59 (£75 on the day); others £76 (£95 on the day)
Bursaries, or attendance for part of the day, by arrangement

Apply to: Anthony Stadlen, 64 Dartmouth Park Road, London NW5 1SN
Tel: 0207 485 3896 E-mail:

Friday 1 October 1999

The Secret of the Dream. Inner Circle Seminars (Fourth Series: October 1999 – July 2000)


(Fourth Series: October 1999 – July 2000)

These seminars retrace Freud’s path a hundred years later (to the day when possible). On 4 November 1899 The Interpretation of Dreams was published. Freud later wrote: ‘Insight such as this falls to one’s lot but once in a lifetime.’ He took the dream as a ‘paradigm’. He claimed (in the second edition of his book, published in 1909) that his way of interpreting dreams was ‘the royal road to the knowledge of the unconscious in the life of the soul’. We examine his claims. We approach fundamental theory through contemplation of our own practice. We explore how psychotherapy may be non-seductive and non-violent; existential, phenomenological, ethical. These seminars are for human beings: not for time-servers, technologists or mediocrities who aspire only to registration and respectability. They offer training and supervision in the authentic existential-phenomenological tradition. They renew Freud’s quest a hundred years on.

1. 10 October 1999
‘The dream book is printed all but three sheets.’

2. 7 November 1999
‘The first reaction...was the breaking off of the friendship by a dear friend, who feels wounded by the mention of her husband...’

3. 5 December 1999
‘When does a person become hysterical instead of paranoid?

4. 9 January 2000
‘ is silent in me. If the sexual theory comes, I shall listen to it.’

5. 6 February 2000
‘I am nothing but a conquistador-temperament, an adventurer...’

6. 5 March 2000
‘...I spend every second Tuesday evening among my Jewish brethren...’

7. 2 April 2000
‘I know what I am doing is offensive to the majority.’

8. 7 May 2000
‘...none of the undiscovered provinces in the soul-life, which I was the first of the mortals to enter, will ever bear my name...’

9. 4 June 2000
‘“...the secret of the dream revealed itself to Dr Sigm. Freud.”’

10. 2 July 2000
‘All is surging and gloaming, an intellectual hell, layer after layer; in the darkest core, glimpses of the contours of Lucifer-Amor.’

Anthony Stadlen is an existential-phenomenological analyst in private practice. He is registered by both BCP and UKCP as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist; and by UKCP as an existential psychotherapist. He teaches and supervises at the Association of Independent Psychotherapists; the London Centre for Psychotherapy; the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling; and Regent’s College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. His research is sponsored by the Nuffield Foundation. He is a former Research Fellow of the Freud Museum, London.
Seminars on Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Venue: Room A, Acland Building, Regent’s College, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS
The series costs £580 (students £464) by 17 September; or three instalments of £210 each (students £168) by 17 September, 16 December, 12 March; or monthly £68 (students £55) a week in advance. Places are limited.
Apply to: Anthony Stadlen, 64 Dartmouth Park Road, London NW5 1SN
Tel: 0207 485 3896 E-mail: