In taking a closer look at myths, symbols and human experience across all human cultures one might notice identical patterns, similar narrative themes, as well as comparable symbols and experiences returning time after time. The term used to describe universal tropes of human patterning across time is, of course, archetype. An archetype binds the experience […]
Five main questions surfaced for me as I closely read the thoughtful and considered paper on transformative reversal and its brim-full of literary examples of a methodological application, transformative reversal.
‘I don’t wish to “reform” society, really, I am not paranoid. I only want to free thought [Gedanken] and discourse [Rede] from the constraint of useless inhibitions in the relationship between people who are psychoanalytically oriented’ – Ferenczi to Freud (letter) 3 Oct 1910 ___ The following is for discussion purposes, it is nothing more […]
Between psychoanalysis and neuroscience a war torn field exists with all the hallmarks of a no-man’s-land. At the centre of this field however there is a fabulous prize, an objective initially pointed to by Freud (1895) as the natural basis for the Project for a Scientific Psychology. That is, a prize in the form of […]
Contrary to common misunderstandings Carl Gustav Jung (b. 26th July 1875 – d. 6th June 1961) is not quite as easily read as one might at first imagine, and nor does his mature psychology unfold or become simply explained by a single overarching theory.