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To Reveal To Conceal

02 Feb 2013 5:34 PM | Mark Gundry

Here's a recent entry from my blog on depth psychology and all things related:

To Reveal To Conceal | Portland Therapy Blog

“Reason is emotion’s slave and exists to rationalize emotional experience. Sometimes the function of speech is to communicate experience to another; sometimes it is to miscommunicate experience to another. Sometimes the object is to achieve access to, and permit access from, a good spirit; conversely, to deny access to a bad spirit.”

These sentences appear on the first pages of psychoanalyst Wilfred Bion’s book, Attention and Interpretation. Speech is not a simple matter of communicating something true to another. To reveal, and to conceal, and endless combinations of the two, with varying degrees of conscious intentionality, is the way things go... [click link to read more]


 
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