The use of topology in understanding psychotic ideation
By: Bob Seery
In her essay on the psychoanalytic use of topological structures Nathalie Charraud writes;'For Lacan, the structure of the subject of the unconscious as subject of the signifier is, in fact, the Mobius strip; a surface of inscription where front and back are but one...
What do you know about the power of white as a colour?
By: Willowmeana
Colours are wonderful. They are powerful forces that creates feelings, stirs emotions, brings back memories, can cause epileptic seizures, and can evoke all kinds of sensory things. White can mean many things: Purity, peace, serenity, surrender, mourning, happiness, holiness, the list goes on and on...
Why verbal abuse can be just as damaging as mental abuse
By: Olivia Kay
Words... certain combinations of letters that happen to go together, right? Well, technically that is true, but beyond that, words have meanings. Some words are meant to be hopeful, encouraging, and even complimentary, while others inject hurt and pain into the minds of their victims...
When and when not to think logically
By: Adele Gregory
Logic will set out the most viable options but emotion often makes the final choice. Logic is a way of examining what we do know to shed light on what we don't. What it can't do, however, is tell us what we like, dislike, value...
An introduction to the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan
By: Bob Seery
The multidisciplinary holistic approach undertaken by the French psychoanalyst and polymath, Jacques Lacan, has produced an imposing edifice from which to view the human condition. Lacan set himself an enormous task, eventually fusing Freudian doctrine with phenomenology, structuralism and Saussurean linguistics while drawing on insights...
What's your greatest fear?
By: Richard Helling
I have had many fears in my life but I now have one that tops them all. We'll get to the new one in a moment. For now I think I should divulge some of my more eccentric fears. I have conquered my fear of...
By: Patrick Sills
I believe every one of us has experienced meeting someone we immediately dislike. As the saying goes, first impressions are lasting ones. In my particular case, I will feel animosity towards anyone who gives me the impression that he or she doesn't like me. You...
By: G E Barr
FORGING AHEADThe central issue in gaining control of your life after being victimized is really knowing yourself. What are your standards, your ideals and your way of life? What can you do without? What must you have?There is a great deal of courage necessary...
Lucid dreaming explained
By: H. Marlow
Have you ever woken up from a dream only to find that you were still dreaming? Did you notice how lifelike your surroundings and sensations were? Were you aware that you could direct your dream and control almost every aspect of it? If this sounds...
Understanding dissociative identity disorder
By: Kendra Fischer
On January 17, 1887, Rev. Ansel Bourne withdrew $551 from his bank in Providence, Road Island. Rev. Ansel Bourn needed the money to pay for a certain lot of land in and to pay certain bills. He got into a pawtucket horsecar never to return...

 

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