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- Language and the Origins of Psychoanalysis
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Chapter 10: Into Great Silence
Order now, with secure on-line order form ISBN: , pp. Part I presents a theoretical and inter-disciplinary account of the of the classical forms of meditation.
Chapters 1 and 2 tackle meditation from a trans-cultural and trans-systemic perspective, while Chapter 3 brings a similar perspective to bear on the issue of the subtle physiology of meditation and the transformation of the body in the course of the individual's spiritual evolution. Part III, comprising a single chapter in seven sections, offers a panorama of the classical forms of meditation in the different spiritual traditions.
The integrative attitude conveyed throughout the book serves as an antidote to excessively sectarian tendencies and draws attention to the fundamental issues that underlie well known and specific forms of meditation and psychotherapy. It will be of interest to seekers, helpful to people-helpers and an inspiration to those in social situations ranging from self-help groups to educational initiatives.
Claudio Naranjo, a consciousness pioneer, has written the authoritative text for the clinician who seeks to understand, not only experience, the range of meditations available at this time. Having experienced these contemplative states and processes, he applies the tools of introspection and communication to help the helping professional understand this elusive field.
The book makes a substantial and inspiring contribution to the theory of both therapy and meditation. From shapeless lumps of things spiritual, anthropological, psychological, economic, cultural he brings forth flawless gems of exceptional clarity.
When he shapes a diamond of thought it becomes clear, beautiful to behold, a treasure. Let us not be confounded by the wisdom of this world. Claudio is able to pare away the extraneous, the outer garments that hide the truth, and to reveal the essence within. He makes each facet clear and then reveals their unity as an integrated sparkling whole.
John Weaver , D. Club of Rome Association. Jung, D. Suzuki and Erich Fromm in the first half of the twentieth century, to Alan Watts, Sudhir Kakar and Gananath Obeyesekere in the second - have noted and explored the profound resonances between Western forms of Western psychotherapy and various Asian contemplative, mythological and mystical traditions. But few have actually acted on these deep cross-cultural insights as fully as Claudio Naranjo.
Naranjo has spent his entire adult life pursuing, in both theory and practice, what he calls the One Quest, that psycho-spiritual search which takes countless cultural forms but is always, fundamentally, about both the morphing human psyche and the transfigured human body. We are very fortunate to have now, with The Way of Silence and the Talking Cure, a record of Naranjo's mature theorization of both this life and this work.
Kripal , J. This book, The Way of Silence and the Talking Cure, will make fascinating and stimulating not-to-be-missed reading for all those interested in the worlds of religious-spiritual teachings and the most creative innovations in psychotherapy of the past half century. Dimensions and Essence of Meditation 3. The Interface Between Meditation and Psychotherapy.
Meditation-in-Relation 6. Music as Meditation and Therapy. At the beginning of the sixties Northrop pointed to the meeting of East and West as one of the most important historical phenomena of our time.
Since the thought was voiced, the process has become only more striking, and one of its manifestations has been the keen interest of psychologists and, more broadly, psychologically minded people in the Eastern spiritual teachings. This, in turn, reflects a spiritualization of psychotherapy that may well have constituted the main root of the geo-cultural phenomenon of an East-West meeting. Such spiritualization itself has been the result of a long process through which the therapeutic enterprise has become self-conscious of its ethical and spiritual dimensions and shifted away from the "medical model.
As it was inevitable in the evolution of Western thinking that rational intellect came to acknowledge its limitations, it was inevitable in dynamic psychotherapy too, that there would arise an awareness of its limits; and it was only natural that Western seekers began turning to the East for an expert guidance that during earlier decades had not seemed relevant.
What is true of our culture is true of many of us individually, and my own work has reflected my own experiences as a seeker. In view of a long dedication to the subject, it has only been natural that I have gone far beyond simply recommending to patients that they meditate and re-wording traditional methods.
Thus in the second part of this book I offer a theoretical understanding of the relation between meditation and psychotherapy, and share some of my contributions to the integration between the two domains.
Language and the Origins of Psychoanalysis
The Talking Cure pp Cite as. The fundamental practice of psychotheraphy is an activity in which people speak and listen to one another, trying to be truthful. Reading books and giving instructions are secondary. Freud acknowledged that psychoanalysis is a talking cure; but he was a prolific writer and creator of theories, which involve writing. He tended to elaborate his theories at the end of the day after seeing his patients. Instead of attending rigorously to the practice of the talking cure, where the full resonance of oral utterance, imbued with the personality, gestures, tone of voice and physical presence of the speaker is at play, he conjured this away into the abstract impersonality and sheer silence of marks on paper, depicting theories and explanations of what he imagined had taken place. Unable to display preview.
For the rest of our lives, we know how to be quietened, but how often do we forget how important this is, whether quietened by bodily delights or by curiosity or love or sadness. I am a huge fan of talking cures and of self-expression, and most of my solitary times including writing this book are accompanied by music. But I am also a fan of quietude. Many people and many schools seem to have forgotten this quiet way of life. It is sad that something learned as an infant could be so easily forgotten. Although silence is defined in
The Way of Silence and the Talking Cure
Claudio Naranjo, a consciousness pioneer, has written the authoritative text for the clinician who seeks to understand, not only experience, the range of meditations available at this time. Having experienced these contemplative states and pro- cesses, he applies the tools of introspection and communication to help the helping professional understand this elusive field. The book makes a substantial and inspiring contribution to the theory of both therapy and meditation. Jung, D. Suzuki and Erich Fromm in the first half of the twentieth century, to Alan Watts, Sudhir Kakar and Gananath Obeyesekere in the second—have noted and explored the profound resonances between Western forms of Western psychotherapy and various Asian contemplative, mythological and mystical traditions.
Order now, with secure on-line order form ISBN: , pp. Part I presents a theoretical and inter-disciplinary account of the of the classical forms of meditation. Chapters 1 and 2 tackle meditation from a trans-cultural and trans-systemic perspective, while Chapter 3 brings a similar perspective to bear on the issue of the subtle physiology of meditation and the transformation of the body in the course of the individual's spiritual evolution.
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Beneath the surface Stuck in a rut Can talking really help? In the session Frequency Further questions Whether you are seeking. Analysis and psychotherapy is based upon the 'talking cure' a tried and tested therapeutic approach that provides an opportunity to explore and make sense of perplexing and troubling feelings within the safe context of a professional relationship; alongside a highly trained clinician. It recognises the powerful influence of the unconscious in shaping the way we behave, relate and view the world. The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
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The discipline was established in the early s by Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud , who retained the term psychoanalysis for his own school of thought. Psychoanalysis was later developed in different directions, mostly by students of Freud, such as Alfred Adler and his collaborator, Carl Gustav Jung , [iii] as well as by neo-Freudian thinkers, such as Erich Fromm , Karen Horney , and Harry Stack Sullivan. Psychoanalysis has been known to be a controversial discipline, and its validity as a science is very contested. Nonetheless, it retains a relatively salient influence within psychiatry , albeit more so in some quarters than others. The basic tenets of psychoanalysis include: . During psychoanalytic sessions, typically lasting 50 minutes,  ideally 4—5 times a week,  the patient or analysand may lie on a couch, with the analyst often sitting just behind and out of sight. The patient expresses his or her thoughts, including free associations , fantasies , and dreams, from which the analyst infers the unconscious conflicts causing the patient's symptoms and character problems.
What George said was not always popular, but he was a master persuader. For many people, silence equals absence. But George was not absently or passively silent. In fact, he was busier in his silence than anyone else was while speaking. He was listening.