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The promise : who is in charge of time and space?

Author: Leonard Shengold
Publisher: London : Karnac Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Our sense of identity begins (our psychological birth sometime in the first year of life) with the feeling that we are the centre of the universe, protected by godlike benevolent parents who will enable us to live happily ever after. This is the ""Promise"" that is never given up, lurking in the unconscious part of our minds. We must learn, reluctantly, that our parents are unable to protect us from the passage of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shengold, Leonard.
Promise.
London : Karnac, 2015
(OCoLC)864750154
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Shengold
ISBN: 1782412689 9781782412687
OCLC Number: 897020962
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 170 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Promise, change, and trauma --
On the trauma of seeing mother's genitals --
Chronic trauma and soul murder : literary and clinical examples --
Haunting and parricide --
Virginia Woolf haunted --
Rage as a fact of life (or, who is in charge of time and space?) --
Killing (or not killing) the king --
Vladimir Nabokov : murderous impulses displaced onto Freud and literary rivals, and sublimated in relation to butterflies and chess --
The psychological effect of birthdays and anniversaries --
Jewish holidays : Chanukah, Purim, Passover, Rosh Hashana, and Yom Kippur --
Christian holidays : Christmas, New Year's Day, Lent, and Easter --
Secular holidays : Thanksgiving, St. Valentine's Day, Memorial Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and the Fourth of July --
Holiday from psychoanalysis : as August approaches --
Being both sexes, addendum : a clinical observation on anal sexuality --
Stella, the infant as the centre of the universe.
Responsibility: Leonard Shengold.

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Our sense of identity begins (our psychological birth sometime in the first year of life) with the feeling that we are the centre of the universe, protected by godlike benevolent parents who will enable us to live happily ever after. This is the ""Promise"" that is never given up, lurking in the unconscious part of our minds. We must learn, reluctantly, that our parents are unable to protect us from the passage of time, from decline, and from death. Yet we retain, even as adults, the delusion that, while others may die, we never will. This adds fuel to the murderous anger we are born with and m.

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'We may experience briefly with our mothers in infancy the promise of unchanging bliss being central to the universe and outside of time, and yearn for it thereafter through growth, individuation, Read more...

 
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