A Beam of Intense Darkness: Wilfred Bion's Legacy to by James S. Grotstein

By James S. Grotstein

the writer surveys Bion's courses and elaborates on his key contributions extensive whereas additionally critiquing them. The scope of this paintings is to synopsize, synthesize, and expand Bion's works in a reader-friendly demeanour. The ebook provides his legacy - his most vital principles for psychoanalysis. those rules have to be identified via the psychological future health occupation at huge. This paintings highlights and defines the wider and deeper implications of his works.It provides his rules faithfully and likewise makes use of his principles as "launching pads" for the author's conjectures approximately the place his principles element. This contains such rules as "the Language of Achievement", "reverie," "truth," "O," and "transformations"- in, of, and from it, but additionally " L," "H," and "K" linkages (to exhibit how Bion rerouted Freud's instinctual drives to emotions), "container/contained, Bion's principles on "dreaming," "becoming," "thoughts and not using a thinker," "the Grid," his erasure of the excellence among Freud's, "primary and secondary approaches " and the "pleasure" and "reality principles," "reversible perspective," "shifting vertices," "binocular vision," "contact-barrier," the substitute of "consciousness" and "unconsciousness" with infinity and finiteness, Bion's use of versions, his contrast among "mentalization" and "thinking," in addition to many different items.

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