By Christopher Bollas
All people invests a number of the gadgets in his existence together with his or her personal subconscious that means, all people accordingly voyages via an atmosphere that always inspires the self's psychic historical past. Taking Freud's version of dreamwork as a version for all subconscious pondering, Christopher Bollas argues that we dreamwork ourselves into changing into who we're, and illustrates how the analyst and the sufferer use such subconscious techniques to enhance new psychic buildings that the sufferer can use to change his or her self event. construction in this beginning, he is going directly to describe a few very unique sorts of self event, together with the tragic insanity of ladies slicing themselves, the event of a cruising gay in bars and bathes and the demented ferocity of the facist mind set. An unique interpreter of classical thought and scientific concerns, in Being a Character Christopher Bollas takes the reader into the very texture of the psychoanalytic method.
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Extra resources for Being a Character: Psychoanalysis and Self Experience
T h e roads apparently defined the form. T h e traveling car provided her with a sensation of 3. In Frames of Mind, Howard Gardner argues that there are multiple intelligences; he examines in convincing detail the separate intelligences that go into linguistic, musical, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily kinesthetic, and personal intelligence. In my view it is only a short step from this argument to the notion that there are distinct types of unconscious thinking. Copyrighted Material Being a Character • 40 moving over and through the land contours, and that sensation (a combination of several senses) became a psychic structure that now generates its own form.
At the moment of my use, the particularity specific to the object—its integrity— transforms me, whether it is Bruckner's Eighth Symphony moving me, a novel evoking associations, or a friend persuading me. 3. I am lost in self experiencing. T h e distinction between the subject who uses the object to fulfill his desire and the subject who is played upon by the action of the object is no longer possible. T h e subject is inside the third area of self-experiencing. His prior self state and the object's simple integrity are both "destroyed" in the experiential synthesis of mutual effect.
See "Learning from Experience," in Seven Servants (1-111). 3. Ehrenzweig writes of an unconscious "scattering" of the self. See his extraordinary book The Hidden Order of Art. Copyrighted Material Aspects of Self Experiencing • 23 terial things into psychic objects, and thus furnishing an unconscious matrix for dreams, fantasies, and deeper reflective knowings. 4 T h e person who cannot do this will have less psychic vocabulary, fewer props for the dreaming of lived experience, and so a diminished internal world when he returns to being the complex self.