Recently the thought occurred to me that we have antidepressants back-to-front, as it were. The listed side-effects of these drugs (mostly SSRI’s) is really the main action, and the advertised effect is the real side effect. In other words antidepressants reduce anxiety and depression as a side effect of reducing libido – in the more […]
The vital relationship between faith and doubt.
My starting point for thinking about evil is John A Sanford’s Book: “Evil The Shadow Side of Reality”, 1981. He states: “From the point of view of psychology, then, evil is a necessity if individuation is to occur.” This quote is typical of the pulpit style of Sanford’s book in which he makes tidy assertions without […]
Barbara Tholfsen on LinkedIn alerted me to this Ella Sharpe Quotation from 1930 about the necessity of reading “three blind mice” etc. if you want to be an analyst: “In any reading for analytical qualification I would make compulsory the following books: Nursery Rhymes, the Alice books, Hunting of the Snark, Grimm, Andersen, the Brer […]
The suggestion that “the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and ensuing attacks around the world including Bali, Madrid, Mumbai and London show just how right Freud was about our malaise” is shown to exist within a discourse that is terrorist itself.