Phrase; "Uncanny is what one calls everything that was meant to remain secret and hidden and has come into the open".

Freud's use of this quote from Schelling perhaps describes best what Freud wishes to convey in the use of the word "uncanny." The relationship between a subject and the uncanny is a clouded confusion in which that which we sense and know abstractly becomes that which we see before us. The examples of "The Sand-Man" and seeing "double" embody this sense of an unexpected encounter with the deeply familiar in myriad and seemingly impossible (yet paradoxically necessary) situations.

-Kip C

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