Friday, July 17, 2009

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Suppose we entertain the idea that psychology makes people mediocre; and suppose we entertain the idea that the world is in extremis, suffering an acute, perhaps fatal, disorder at the edge of extinction... 

Therapy as sedation: ... You see, Michael, for me the job of psychotherapy is to open up and deal with - no, not deal with, encourage, maybe even inflame - the rich and crazy mind, that wonderful aviary (the image is from Plato) of wild flying thoughts, the sex-charged fantasies, the incredible longings, bloody wounds, and the museums of archaic shards that constitute the psyche. ... 

James Hillman

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