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Apollo e Hermes: l'emblema degli opposti, l'unione e la compresenza di distanze contrarie
Author/s: Carmelo Panebianco 
Year:  2006 Issue: 23 Language: Italian 
Pages:  5 Pg. 45-49 FullText PDF:  148 KB

Apollo and Hermes represent the emblem of the opposites, the union of contraries patterns of ambivalent and dissimilar images but, at the same time, they are strongly connected. The process that allows to underline a cybernetic complementarity, always requires a change of level, an operation of creativity that is formed by two opposite elements avoiding to be trapped with the dichotomies. Greeks found in poetry the symbol of their union, and poetry is only creativity. Through the description of the two mythical characters, the author emphasize the possibility of distinguish different and opposite elements that coexist in the same individual system. An element, even if it is different or opposite to another, plays the functional role of qualifying and defining the other element. What defines and qualifies the light of Apollo as a characteristic element is not the light that produce brightness, but the blinding effect of light: strong light meets its opposite, the darkness of the night. To underline the unpredictability of the answers of the system, a clinical case is introduced. Key words: complementarity, opposite, emerging quality

Carmelo Panebianco, in "RIVISTA DI PSICOTERAPIA RELAZIONALE " 23/2006, pp. 45-49, DOI:


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