The area of faith in Winnicott, Lacan and Bion.

  title={The area of faith in Winnicott, Lacan and Bion.},
  author={Michael Eigen},
  journal={The International journal of psycho-analysis},
  volume={62 Pt 4},
  • Michael Eigen
  • Published 1981 in The International journal of psycho-analysis
The area of faith is distinguishable from operations which primarily emphasize ego mastery and introjection-internalization processes. Faith is implicit in Winnicott's transitional experiencing and carried forward in object usage. In Bion faith is linked with openness to O or the (unknowable) ultimate reality of a session and is the operative principle of the psychoanalytic attitude. This paper emphasizes the play of faith in Winnicott's object usage and Bion's O. A certain faith is also… CONTINUE READING