oneiroscopy


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oneiroscopy

(ˌəʊnaɪˈrɒskəpɪ)
n
the interpretation or study of dreams
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Antedating Cicero's The Dream of Scipio, later interpreted by Macrobius and alluded to by Boethius, where past and present predict the future, this tragic myth evolves ironically beyond Aesculapian dream traditions of healing prophetic oneiroscopy, instead creating a dream prison disguised as a dream palace.