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Poetry and Psychoanalysis

A poet reads and we listen. A psychoanalyst explores the words that touch us and the meaning of profundity.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies David for not being able to make it as work calls!..See you next time!

    September 15, 2014

    • Ollie G.

      Very sorry but I can't make it tonight. Looking forward to coming to one soon

      September 15, 2014

  • David M.

    This is what Bion meant by O, the ineffable truth of experience, including ourselves and the world in which we think we live. In particular Bion was interested, as are all psychoanalysts, in the mind of the analysand, which he knew he did not and could never know. He commented in his prologue to A Memoir of the Future (Bion, 1991), “The definitory hypothesis is intended to be taken and applied in all seriousness in the practice of psycho-analysis by those who wish to confront what they believe to be ‘facts’, as near to noumena as the human is likely to get. This may be ‘never’; with Kant, I hold that the thing-in-itself is unknowable.”

    1 · August 6, 2014

  • David M.

    Bion (1970) used O as a sign for experience, ultimate reality, the thing-in-itself, or truth. In Bion’s terms, nondual therapy can be described as facilitating the student’s access to O, and then encouraging him/her to extend that being. Fenner (2003) stated, “The function of nondual therapy is to introduce people to the unconditioned aspect of their existence and then deepen and stabilize the experience.”

    1 · August 6, 2014

  • David M.

    Intuitive awareness
    A capacity to deeply know(K)
    Bion called it '0'

    1 · August 6, 2014


    looking forward to a mutual exploration -big ask of the psychoanalyst with the meaning of profundity I am not sure that is an area we can all accept

    August 5, 2014

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