Category: psychology

“The dream shows the inner truth and reality of the patient as it really is: not as I conjecture it to be, and not as he would like it to be, but as it is.”

C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections


Six Thinking Hats

Used with well-defined and explicit Return On Investment success in corporations worldwide, Six Thinking Hats is a simple, effective parallel thinking process that helps people be more productive, focused, and mindfully involved. A powerful tool set, which once learned can be applied immediately!

“the worst thing that can happen is for us to get what we “officially” desire.” (via slavoj–zizek)


We desire because the Other never looks at us in the way that we want to be seen, and it is the failure of the Other to see us properly that sustains desire

“‘History is not the past. History is the past in so far as it is historicised in the present’”

Jacques Lacan, The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book 1: Freud’s Papers on Technique 1953-1954

Lacan, Graphs of desire

“Follow your heart but take your brain with you.”

Alfred Adler

Freud the philosopher

Before fathering psychoanalysis, Freud first slayed the dominant Cartesian intellectual tradition of mind-body dualism

By David Livingstone Smith

Most people think of Sigmund Freud as a psychologist or a psychiatrist. But he was neither. He was trained as a neuroscientist and went on to create a new discipline that he called ‘psychoanalysis’. But Freud should also be thought of as a philosopher – and a deeply insightful and prescient one at that. As the philosopher of science Clark Glymour observed in 1991:

Freud’s writings contain a philosophy of mind, and indeed a philosophy of mind that addresses many of the issues about the mental that nowadays concern philosophers and ought to concern psychologists. Freud’s thinking about the issues in the philosophy of mind is better than much of what goes on in contemporary philosophy, and it is sometimes as good as the best …

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“I have always tried to make room for anything that wanted to come to me from within.”

Carl Jung

“Growing up means separating oneself from people to be able to be with them: by including myself into the scene I can separate from it.” (via andre-vantino)