Lets try and get started. Topic for the first meeting, the Imaginary, the Symbolic and the Real.... I find trying to wrestle with Lacan's ideas to be invigorating... if not always successful. I'll post a starter definition of these three topics that I found on the web... but just what these ideas meant changed over Lacan's career. They are very strong ideas, and do not live in a settled, harmonious relationship to each other but grind together like some immense mill, endlessly spinning off new things to think about.