Monthly Archives: February 2015

Bion’s Sources – The Shaping of His Paradigms – Edited by Nuno Torres and R.D. Hinshelwood

Chapter 2 – Gregariousness and the Mind – Bion and Trotter, an update. p. 13,  Nuno Torres “In a bold epistemological movement, Bion expanded empiricism to the idealist domains when he proposed (taking up Freud’s idea) that the “psychical qualities” … Continue reading

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Traumatised and Non-Traumatized States of the Personality — Rafael E. Lopez-Corvo

p. 53   “Without the presence of an alpha function my patient’s little spider became a negative space, a “bizarre object”, a powerful presence of an absence, or as Bion has stated, just “dream furniture”. If the contact barrier is … Continue reading

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Traumatised and Non-Traumatized States of the Personality — Rafael E. Lopez-Corvo

                                     (The Weeping Woman, Picasso – from Wikipedia) p. 2   “I distinguish between “conceptual” and “pre-conceptual” traumas, as events that take place … Continue reading

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