Transcending the caesura: Reverie, dreaming and counter‐dreaming

@article{Bergstein2013TranscendingTC,
  title={Transcending the caesura: Reverie, dreaming and counter‐dreaming},
  author={Avner Bergstein},
  journal={The International Journal of Psychoanalysis},
  year={2013},
  volume={94},
  pages={621 - 644}
}
  • Avner Bergstein
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The International Journal of Psychoanalysis
The author reflects about our capacity to get in touch with primitive, irrepresentable, seemingly unreachable parts of the Self and with the unrepressed unconscious. It is suggested that when the patient's dreaming comes to a halt, or encounters a caesura, the analyst dreams that which the patient cannot. Getting in touch with such primitive mental states and with the origin of the Self is aspired to, not so much for discovering historical truth or recovering unconscious content, as for… Expand
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