Psychoanalysis Society and the Inner World

The underlying idea of the magic power of words is that words create the reality to which they refer. The inability to distinguish between the word and the thing to which it refers, then, indicates the inability to use the mind to form ...

Author: David P. Levine

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315437965

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

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Psychoanalysis, Society, and the Inner World explores ideas from psychoanalysis that can be valuable in understanding social processes and institutions and in particular, how psychoanalytic ideas and methods can help us understand the nature and roots of social and political conflict in the contemporary world. Among the ideas explored in this book, of special importance are the ideas of a core self (Heinz Kohut and Donald Winnicott) and of an internal object world (Melanie Klein, Ronald Fairbairn). David Levine shows how these ideas, and others related to them, offer a framework for understanding how social processes and institutions establish themselves as part of the individual’s inner world, and how imperatives of the inner world influence the shape of those processes and institutions. In exploring the contribution psychoanalytic ideas can make to the study of society, emphasis is placed on post-Freudian trends that emphasize the role of the internalization of relationships as an essential part of the process of shaping the inner world. The book’s main theme is that the roots of social conflict will be found in ambivalence about the value of the self. The individual is driven to ambivalence by factors that exist simultaneously as part of the inner world and the world outside. Social institutions may foster ambivalence about the self or they may not. Importantly, this book distinguishes between institutions on the basis of whether they do or do not foster ambivalence about the self, shedding light on the nature and sources of social conflict. Institutions that foster ambivalence also foster conflict at a societal level that mirrors and is mirrored by conflict over the standing of the self in the inner world. Levine makes extensive use of case material to illuminate and develop his core ideas. Psychoanalysis, Society, and the Inner World will appeal to psychoanalysts and to social scientists interested in psychoanalytic ideas and methods, as well as students studying across these fields who are keen to explore social and political issues.

The 250 Power Words That Sell

This is all good, sound advice. But there's another side to the presentation—a very human side. Like everything else I've discussed in this book so far, it's built on the power of words and how you use them. It's called rapport.

Author: Stephan Schiffman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440556265

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Game-changing terms every salesperson should know Wouldn't you like your prospects to know that you can help them develop new solutions, create substantial efficiencies, and improve profit margins? In order for them to even give you the time of day, though, you'll need to be prepared with the words and phrases that will get you in the door. Stephan Schiffman, America's number-one corporate sales trainer, has gathered a powerful list of words and phrases that every successful salesperson needs in order to gain the competitive edge, leave a lasting and positive impression, and ultimately make a sale. Pulled from his sessions and key discussion points, these important terms will help you: Turn leads into prospects. Learn more about your clients' needs. Convey the ability to meet your clients' demands. Overcome objections during negotiations. With The 250 Power Words That Sell, you will watch your performance soar as you beat out the competition and surpass quota every quarter!

Sacred Sounds

Transformation Through Music & Word Ted Andrews ... Those who sought to learn the occult significance of language and the power of words had to first unlearn their previous use of words and refrain from " ordinary ” methods of talking .

Author: Ted Andrews

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0875420184

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 244

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"Sacred Sounds" reveals to today's seekers how to tap into the magical and healing aspects of voice, resonance and music that, on a metaphysical level, have been used to induce altered states of consciousness, open new levels of awareness, stimulate intuition and increase creativity.

The Power of Words

'There are certain words which possess in themselves, when properly used, a virtue which illumines and lifts up towards the good.' The philosopher and activist Simone Weil was one of the most courageous thinkers of the twentieth century.

Author: Simone Weil

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0241472903

Category: Philosophy

Page: 0

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'There are certain words which possess in themselves, when properly used, a virtue which illumines and lifts up towards the good.' The philosopher and activist Simone Weil was one of the most courageous thinkers of the twentieth century. Here she writes, with honesty and moral clarity, about the manipulation of language by the powerful, the obligations of individuals to one another and the needs for order, equality, liberty and truth, that make us human.

Materialit t denken

Indeed, the represen- tationalist belief in the power of words to mirror preexisting phenomena is the metaphysical substrate that supports social constructivist, as well as traditional realist, beliefs.

Author: Corinna Bath


ISBN: STANFORD:36105114718658

Category: Human beings

Page: 228

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The Fables of La Fontaine

Such , for La Fontaine , is the power of words ill used . It is part of the Greek and Judaeo - Christian tradition that real philosophers – seekers after truth - engage in an unceasing battle against the particular lies and opinions ...

Author: Andrew Calder

Publisher: Librairie Droz

ISBN: 2600004645

Category: Fables

Page: 230

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Tel Socrate, La Fontaine a invité ses lecteurs à participer à son observation de l'humanité et à porter un regard détaché et lucide sur celle-ci.

The Power of Words

Without words, our thoughts may never be processed and turned to reality. This book is a guide that shows the readers the power of words, the negative and positive sides of words.

Author: Gregory Williams


ISBN: 1949563758

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 32

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Words are very powerful, they consist of vibration and sound. These sounds and vibrations are what creates the very reality that surrounds us. Without words, our thoughts may never be processed and turned to reality. This book is a guide that shows the readers the power of words, the negative and positive sides of words. I hope that in reading, you learn something new and find the courage to apply them to your daily lives.

Chief Joseph Yellow Wolf and the Creation of Nez Perce History in the Pacific Northwest

Words were not used to make connections to the past and to draw it into the present, but Anglo Americans destroyed the connections of Native American communities with their past and disrupted their connection with the land. The power of ...

Author: Robert Ross McCoy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135933401

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

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This work focuses on how whites used Nez Perce history, images, activities and personalities in the production of history, developing a regional identity into a national framework.


Such is the power of words, which the ancient sages of Hinduism refer to as “Mantras.” Whenever we express bad thoughts the resulting words becomes very damaging to those around us. A simple word by a judge in a court case such as ...



ISBN: 9780557705177


Page: 236

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Every time we create an action in the universe the whole universe rearranges itself to match that action. In this universe each one of us is an essential element that can create change for all. Bring a peaceful influence from the planets when they are in negative locations on your chart by using the Nav-Graha Puja Handbook. In Vedic Sciences, the Sanskrit word Puja means honoring a force more powerful than you for inner gains. This is a ritual designed to bring peace to the planets that are affecting your life in a negative way at this moment. By removing the negative effects of the planets, obstacles affecting finance, health, career, marriage, love life, and family life can be removed. Whenever the planets are in malefic positions in your horoscope, this puja or ritual can be performed to make the planets more positive in their influence on your life at this time. It's a divine method of connecting with the universe.

Awakening to the Spirit World

use with ourselves and with others, and even the words we use about our wider community and the planet. Words are power. Words are seeds. Every time you say a word, a seed is planted into yourself, others, and the world.

Author: Sandra Ingerman

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781604077407

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Today, practicing shamanism doesn't mean you have to live in a rain forest or a desert. Thanks to a modern renaissance of shamanic spirituality, practitioners from all walks of life now use powerful indigenous techniques for healing, insight, and spiritual growth. With Awakening to the Spirit World, teachers Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman bring together a circle of renowned Western shamanic elders to present a comprehensive manual for making these practices accessible and available in our daily lives, including: How the original practice of shamanism shaped the world's spiritual traditions and why it is still relevant today. The art of the shamanic journey--a time-tested meditative method for experiencing important spiritual lessons and truths. Guidance for avoiding common pitfalls of shamanic practice. Instruction for working with your dreams, connecting to your spirit guides, healing yourself and your environment. The core of shamanism is the experience of direct revelation-- to communicate firsthand with your spiritual allies and discover your own power. Awakening to the Spirit World takes you through each step of developing a personal connection with your helping spirits to receive wisdom, insight, and healing energy. From an overview of shamanism, to your first journeys and encounters with your power animals, to expanding your skills and insight through long-term practice, here is an in-depth resource for the shamanic arts that includes: Creating rituals and ceremonies for healing and transformation Reconnecting with nature to heal ourselves and the planet Working with your dreams, songs, and artistic vision to strengthen your practice Traditional wisdom for children-- healthy rites of passage for each phase of a child's journey to adulthood Honoring the cycle of life and death-- shamanic practices to prepare for and celebrate our final transition in this life Excerpt Shamanism is the most ancient spiritual practice known to humankind and is the “ancestor” of all our modern religions. As a method, it is a form of meditation combined with a focused intention to accomplish various things, as well become apparent in this book. As a spiritual practice, shamanism can become a way of life that may utterly transform the one who practices it. The word “shaman” comes from the language of the Evenki peoples, a Tungusic tribe in Siberia. This is a word whose meaning has to do with esoteric knowledge and extraordinary spiritual abilities and as such a shaman is often defined as an intermediary between the human and spirit worlds. In shamanic cultures, the word “shaman” has come to mean “the one who sees in the dark” or “the one who knows.” There are certain commonalities in a shaman’s worldview and practice across the world that allow us to make certain broad generalizations about shamanism. In the majority of indigenous cultures, the universe is viewed as being made up of two distinct realms: a world of things seen and a world of things hidden, yet that these two worlds present themselves together as two halves of a whole. The shaman is the inspired visionary, a man or a woman who learns through practice how to enter into this “world of things hidden,” and once there, he or she typically encounters extra-mundane personalities or archetypal forces that the indigenous peoples refer to as spirits, ancestors, or even gods. Reviews "Awakening to the Spirit World" takes a deep look at tapping sources of invisible power in daily life. So much of what Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman write about is lost to modern medicine: listening to the weather and the elements, understanding death, and more. This is a courageous book that will appeal to all who long to explore the unseen world." —Judith Orloff, MD, author of Emotional Freedom "In an era when chaos, confusion, and uncertainty take center stage, the ancestors, focused on balancing the energies of life, call forth calm, clarity, and pragmatic direction for accessing the medicine needed to heal the individual and collective psyche. In this moment in time, we are invited into "Awakening the Spirit World," where we are reassured that we are not alone. We are in good company, indeed." —Malidoma Patrice Some, PhD, author of "Of Water and the Spirit, The Healing Wisdom of Africa," and "Ritual: Power, Healing, and Community."