"Hold Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand and Eternity in an Hour..". About Some Source Processes of the Psyche between Human and Not-human

Journal title PSICOANALISI
Author/s Teresa Iole Carratelli
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2020/2 Language Italian
Pages 10 P. 79-88 File size 173 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSI2020-002005
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The Author highlights the germinative nuclei of Eugenio Gaddini’s analytical thought con-tained in his paper On Imitation. In particular, starting from his innovative distinction between the psycho-sensorial area and the psycho-oral area and from the different early psychical processes connected, she ex-plores the appearance in the dreams of "difficult" patients of two distinct groups of characters who engage the dreamer in border’s wars concerning the limit of the Self: the "narcissistic gang" described by Rosenfeld H. (1987) and the "gang of impostors". She dwells on the latter which is more primitive than the other and is fuelled by an imitative hallucination closer to "the thing". The author’s thesis is that in the dream self-aspects are duplicated with a fixed and col-ourless smile - as imprints of pathological imitative perceptions, memory traces of the inter-action with the primary object physically present, but emotionally absent.

Keywords: Primitive pathological imitation, fusional magical identity, psycho-sensorial area, psycho-oral area, oneiric border’s wars, narcissistic gang, band of imposture

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Teresa Iole Carratelli, "Tenere l’infinito nel palmo della mano e l’eternità in un’ora..". Su alcuni processi sorgivi della psiche tra umano e non-umano in "PSICOANALISI" 2/2020, pp 79-88, DOI: 10.3280/PSI2020-002005