We have, of course, excellent motives for conduct which seems so perverse, and into which you will perhaps gain insight at a later point in these lectures. The communications which are necessary for the analysis are made only under the conditions of a special affective relationship to the physician; the patient would become dumb as soon as he became aware of a single impartial witness. The gratitude felt towards Ukemi Audiobooks and Audible for providing so many non-fiction treasures in audio format. First of all, we encounter the difficulties inherent in the teaching and exposition of psychoanalysis. Society can conceive of no more serious menace to its civilization than would arise through the satisfying of the sexual instincts by their redirection toward their original goals. In the surgical department you are made to witness the steps by which one brings relief to the patient, and are permitted to attempt to practice them. In Dream Psychology we have an exploration of Freud's theories on the interpretation of dreams, and through this book listeners will gain a better understanding of the theories that made Sigmund Freud such an important figure in the world of psychology.
Focusing on the tension between the primitive drives of the individual and the demands of civilization for order and conformity, Freud draws upon his psychoanalytic theories to explain the fundamental structures, conflicts, and consequences of society. Recollect that we are, on the contrary, accustomed to identify the psychic with the conscious. Freud's text is well served by a clear presentation from Nigel Carrington. Within the field of medicine, psychiatry does, it is true, occupy itself with the description of the observed psychic disorders and with their grouping into clinical symptom-pictures; but in their better hours the psychiatrists themselves doubt whether their purely descriptive account deserves the name of a science. For it is obvious that everything depends on the faith you are able to put in the instructor.
In the surgical department you are made to witness the steps by which one brings relief to the patient, and are permitted to attempt to practice them. With this intention I shall show what imperfections are necessarily involved in the teaching of psychoanalysis and what difficulties stand in the way of gaining a personal judgment. According to my experience, the aversion to this conclusion of psychoanalysis is the most significant source of the opposition which it encounters. Thus the medical teacher preponderantly plays the role of a guide and instructor who accompanies you through a museum in which you contract an immediate relationship to the exhibits, and in which you believe yourself to have been convinced through your own observation of the existence of the new things you see. First of all, we encounter the difficulties inherent in the teaching and exposition of psychoanalysis. The 28 lectures offered an elementary stock-taking of his views of the unconscious, dreams, and the theory of neuroses at the time of writing, as well as offering some new technical material to the more advanced reader.
Just as little can you guess how intimate a connection this initial boldness of psychoanalysis has with the one which follows. We believe that civilization was forged by the driving force of vital necessity, at the cost of instinct-satisfaction, and that the process is to a large extent constantly repeated anew, since each individual who newly enters the human community repeats the sacrifices of his instinct-satisfaction for the sake of the common good. Stanley Hall in his preface to the 1920 American translation wrote: These twenty-eight lectures to laymen are elementary and almost conversational. If you then proceed to the verification of the older sources, you will consider the same data, the possible motives of the writers and the consistency of the various parts of the evidence. There is no philosophical science of therapy which could be made practicable for your medical purpose. We merely wished to state facts which we believe to have been discovered by toilsome labor.
This is not quite what is ordinarily called self-observation, but, at a pinch, one can sum it up thus. There is no big company behind this site — it is just me, and I really need the support of my visitors to help keep this site running. Written during the turmoil of the First World War, A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis was distilled from a series of lectures given at Vienna University, but had to wait for the war to end before being made available to the English speaking world. You will get to know psychoanalysis, in the strictest sense of the word, only by hearsay. The first of these displeasing assertions of psychoanalysis is this, that the psychic processes are in themselves unconscious, and that those which are conscious are merely isolated acts and parts of the total psychic life. Will stick to the Kindle version for now. The result of the examination will surely be convincing in the case of Alexander.
I am not overlooking the excuse, whose existence one must admit, for this deficiency in your previous training. With words one man can make another blessed, or drive him to despair; by words the teacher transfers his knowledge to the pupil; by words the speaker sweeps his audience with him and determines its judgments and decisions. Among the instinctive forces thus utilized, the sexual impulses play a significant role. Sigmund Freud's controversial ideas have penetrated Western culture more deeply than those of any other psychologist. These twenty-eight lectures to laymen are elementary and almost conversational. It prepares to give psychiatry the omitted psychological foundation, it hopes to reveal the common basis from which, as a starting point, constant correlation of bodily and psychic disturbances becomes comprehensible. Unfortunately, everything is different in psychoanalysis.
Psychoanalysis was never just a method of treatment, rather a vision of the human condition which has continued to fascinate and provoke long after the death of its originator. Appraisals Karl Abraham considered the lectures elementary in the best sense, for presenting the core elements of psychoanalysis in an accessible way. We hold before him the difficulties of the method, its length, the exertions and the sacrifices which it will cost him; and, as to the result, we tell him that we make no definite promises, that the result depends on his conduct, on his understanding, on his adaptability, on his perseverance. In this book, Jung examines some of the most contested and crucial areas in the field of analytical psychology: dream analysis, the primitive unconscious, and the relationship between psychology and religion. The overview it supplies is truly tremendous. While they are not at all controversial, we incidentally see in a clearer light the distinctions between the master and some of his distinguished pupils.
Would you like to know how we explain this fact? Freud refers to his early use of hypnotism, which he later discarded, and many more steps which led him to his conclusions that the powerful part played by sexual impulses, often dating back to childhood, pursued individuals into adulthood. He bases his work on an exploration of Miss Frank Miller's Quelques Faits d'Imagination Creatrice, demonstrating complex connections between Miller's self-portrait of her own dreams and fantasies and the world of myth, symbol, and religion. And just at this point I can give you an example to illustrate how the procedure in this field is precisely the reverse of that which is the rule in medicine. Usually when we introduce a patient to a medical technique which is strange to him we minimize its difficulties and give him confident promises concerning the result of the treatment. However, there are always enough individuals who are interested in anything which may be added to the sum total of knowledge, despite such inconveniences. You will then find that not everything recounted of Alexander is credible, or capable of proof in detail; yet even then I cannot believe that you will leave the lecture hall a disbeliever in the reality of Alexander the Great.
Words call forth effects and are the universal means of influencing human beings. This handbook brings up to date the perspectives in the field of clinically applied analytical psychology, centering on five areas of interest: the fundamental goals of Jungian psychoanalysis, the methods of treatment used in pursuit of these goals, reflections on the analytic process, the training of future analysts, and much more. However, we may claim, ladies and gentlemen, that we have followed no bias of any sort in making any of these contested statements. For this reason psychological thinking has remained strange to you and you have accustomed yourselves to regard it with suspicion, to deny it the character of the scientific, to leave it to the laymen, poets, natural philosophers and mystics. What do dreams of swimming, failing, or flying symbolize? In your medical instruction you have been accustomed to visual demonstration.