Tag Archives: William James

likely the effects of a particularly powerful psychological trauma…


“may well be the effects of  particularly powerful psychological trauma” These are the words of Eugene Bleuler when he first coined the term “schizophrenia” as a way of naming and understanding what he had been observing in patients in his … Continue reading

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Thorns in the spirit…


Trauma means Wound The word “trauma” means “wound”. Trauma is not the thing that happened but the effect left within us by our experiences of what happened.  It can, though leave us experiencing life as if the thing that did … Continue reading

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One great splitting of the whole universe in two


“One great splitting of the whole universe into two halves is made by each of us; and for each of us almost all of the interest attaches to one of the halves; but we all draw the line of division … Continue reading

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is this the real thing…?


Is this the real thing or is this just fantasy? What is “real”? Is it just the crap on TV? If so, is it only real if it’s called “reality TV”? And  if it is reality TV whose reality is it … Continue reading

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