1997 Paradise Pisces
Austrian Psychologist; Founder of Psychoanalysis
The cartographer of the psyche.
Sigmund Freud, the eldest of eight children, and the son of a Jewish wool merchant, Jakob, and his wife, Amalie, is one of the 20th century's most important intellectual figures.
Freud discovered that neurotic disorders, such as hysteria and paranoia, were frequently associated with sexual conflicts, usually experienced at a very young age. Hence, his theory of "infantile sexuality". He developed psychoanalysis as a clinical technique to "cure" the mental disease afflicting the patient. The purpose of psychoanalysis was to have the patient bring to consciousness the repressed feelings associated with the original trauma. This provided a catharsis, a release of the suppressed anxiety causing the neurosis. While Freud did not invent the term "unconscious" he was the first to set sail and chart its regions. The Ego, the Id and the Superego were terrains of the psyche that Freud discovered and explained.
Freud's ideas have permeated all aspects of 20th century thought. His lexicon of psychoanalytic terminology infuses common speech so much so that people intuitively understand the meanings of "ego trip" and "Oedipal conflict".
For example, everyone knows that a "Freudian slip" occurs when you say one thing but really mean your mother.
Sigmund Freud- Pitching Record YEAR TEAM ERA W L IP ER BB K 1992 Pisces 2.74 14 12 207 63 91 126 1993 Pisces 4.01 11 18 191 85 81 120 1994 Pisces 4.31 14 12 186 89 95 142 1995 Pisces 2.86 20 13 301 96 104 164 1996 Pisces 4.36 13 12 163 79 75 108 5 Seasons 3.54 72 67 1048 412 446 660 Sigmund Freud- Batting Record YEAR TEAM POS BA AB H HR RBI 1983 Ionians of 0.246 452 111 10 50 1984 Ionians of 0.226 433 98 10 48 2 Seasons 0.236 885 209 20 98
Freud began his cosmic playing career as an outfielder with the Alphatown Ionians. After an eight year sabbatical to learn the complexities of throwing a small white ball at a man holding a rounded stick, he was drafted as a pitcher by the Pisces. Known as pitcher who can psyche-out the average batter he frequently runs into control problems. In 1995 he won 20 games and had a small earned run average of 2.86 runs per game. Last season he stumbled a little bit. In five seasons as a Pisces pitcher, Freud has had double digit won-lost records.
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FreudNet: The A.A. Brill Library
Marc Fonda's Freud Page
The Freud Museum of London
Library of Congress-Freud Exhibit Controversey
Freud Home Page from Vienna, Austria
Freud- Cosmic Baseball Player Plate
Published: October 30, 1996
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