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By Fin Egenfeldt-Nielsen, Karen Maclean

The implicit heritage of this ebook comprises an confident method of growing brain kinds that increase the of humanity, deriving from the legends of Christ and the Buddha and the reports of mystics in either jap and Western cultures, in addition to from psychoanalytic proposal. This ebook is split into 4 components. the 1st is a quick advent to Bion himself - it assumes a undeniable measure of  Read more...

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The phenomenological world as discussed by Husserl is the common world, the one we are able to meet only subjectively with our psyches. This phenomenological world is also the only objective and true world. However, we do not share the “blueprints” we use to describe or command this only world that Bion terms “O”, and which consists of phenomena. In this light it is understandable that we can actually communicate and understand one another and that we can work together to evolve towards greater freedom and truth.

Such learning is creative and creation (Bion, 1970). Recently a large number of researchers have begun to approach an understanding, where developmental psychology now matches the “field paradigm”. 5 18 AT T E N T I O N A N D C R E AT I O N Both paradigms may be compared to optic systems or lenses through which reality is at once created and observed; “vertices” or whorls of a sort, in Bion’s vivid terms, underlining the fact that our knowledge is determined by the way in which it is gathered. Sophocles wrote two dramas featuring Oedipus: the young Sophocles wrote Oedipus Rex (429 BCE), while Oedipus at Colonos (406 BCE) is a mature work.

Then I touch his head in a friendly manner and say hello again. He turns and points at the rack where I usually hang my coat and I do what he seems to want me to do. He runs ahead into the bedroom and throws himself head-first onto his parents’ bed, bending his head and chest down to the mattress. I imagine a primal scene. It has become a little easier for Kim to recognize me at this stage. He has learned to deal with this new situation, and seems to be participating in the session from the outset, identifying with his mother: ordering me to place my coat on the hanger, showing me who is in charge and pointing out that he knows what is going on in his parents’ bed.

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