The dedication of Freud’s Civilization and its Discontents reads: “From the Landtier to his great oceanic friend”.

I really like this quote.  Here, Freud is referring to Romain Rolland, a French intellectual interested in Hindu mysticism that he exchanged letters with for a number of years.  Rolland won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1915, but is also known for describing the “oceanic feeling” which Freud misread but popularized in C/D.  

Oceanic Feeling:
“The sentiment I experience is imposed on me as a fact. It is a contact.”
“subterranean source of religious energy”
“a free vital upsurge
“constant state”
“prolonged feeling” existing alongside “critical faculties”

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