On Semiology, Psychoanalysis, and Phenomenology: Remembering What We Once Knew

Photo 1978 by Sophie Bassouls. Since childhood, since the earliest memories of youth, we have been aware of an implicit, nonverbal, unarticulated aspect of experience. This experience, contrary to what education insisted, was not primarily contemplative, but rather, emotive. Beneath the rational cognition, quite plunging and undulating, pushing and pulling, was the fundamental essence ofContinue reading “On Semiology, Psychoanalysis, and Phenomenology: Remembering What We Once Knew”

Theodor Reik: "Listening With The Third Ear" Part 1

Photograph by G. Paul Bishop Sigmund Freud’s first generation of psychoanalysts, many of whom were European expatriates to the United States, are all but forgotten in American, undergraduate, psychology programs. A few names, mentioned exclusively in a theories of personality or history of psychology course are presented largely as historical figures. These early dynamic psychologistsContinue reading “Theodor Reik: "Listening With The Third Ear" Part 1”