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By P.C. Sandler

This paintings depicts scientific purposes stemming from Dr Wilfred Ruprecht Bion's contributions to psychoanalysis. it can be used as a realistic spouse to "The Language of Bion: A Dictionary of ideas" additionally by way of percent. Sandler. either represent a average association of Bion's ideas; "natural" being the assistance the chosen strategies could provide to any analyst who is familiar with and makes use of the observations underlying the options successfully in his or her daily medical paintings. It additionally includes expansions of Bion's recommendations coming up out of medical observations, made attainable by way of these very contributions—a common sense invariant in technology. Universes of hitherto unknown—but existing—facts are saw, and during statement and alertness increasing universes are unlocked to awareness (and hence awareness). a few chapters can help the reader comprehend Bion's unique thoughts and observe them in scientific perform. different chapters are extra specific and transcend what used to be adumbrated or indicated through Bion, within the mild of phenomena saw opposed to the history of Bion's contributions. those chapters additionally point out the intertwined nature of his contributions.

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Some of their “inhabitants”, so to say, and some of their manifestations can be grasped and used, when and if one is able to know them—albeit partially and in glimpses. The unconscious, he observed, is the true psychic reality, even though “whether we are to attribute reality to unconscious wishes” he could not say at the time (Freud, 1900, p. 620). This would mean more investigation by him, and was to prove a delicate issue. It has to do with the realm of hallucination, reality, and the sword’s edge between it and the apprehension of reality.

It seemed to me that this reading of “The Interpretation of Dreams” was just like seeing an old friend again, the kind of friend who helps us in our difficult moments, the kind we can count on. Notes 1. Truth is encircled by prohibition and distrust when it comes to discussion, and—much like other issues such as money and sex—pervaded by hypocrisy. It may be pleonastic to state that discussion of truth is usually insincere; abhorred by politicians and psychopaths alike, such distrust of truth will be examined more minutely in a subsequent volume.

A. Not by me. It is reputed to be a fact like all these masses of psychoanalytic theories which are not facts at all though their representations, like the pages in a book, are facts. They fill a space as paramnesias fill amnesia. [Bion, 1977, pp. 294–5] SANDLER-Book 23 7/6/09 4:29:24 PM 24 INTRODUCTION I will allow myself to take one liberty, expressed in the desire that at least some readers can apprehend the achievements that came from Bion’s contributions, which seemed to improve on, as well as simultaneously make clear the difficulties of the method.

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