The ‘Psi-Phenomenon’ of Psychic Energy- From Hans Berger to Carl Gustav Jung

  Psychic Energy, according to Carl Gustav Jung, can be expressed as a form which performs psychological work either by actual or potential forces. The distinction between psychological and physical activities can be understood through these examples- psychological activities include perception, memory, sensory inputs and outputs, thinking, etc., while physical activities include the process of… Continue reading The ‘Psi-Phenomenon’ of Psychic Energy- From Hans Berger to Carl Gustav Jung

Lacanian Nucleus of Repression & The Élaboration of the ‘Prägung’

Jacques Lacan, in his seminal work of The Nucleus of Repression, discusses the moment in the élaboration which is always present in an enigmatic way in analysis i.e., wherein the positive effect of interpretation in the transference episode is truly possible. Once this imaginary element becomes “non-integrated”, then the “suppressed, repressed” image arises followed by… Continue reading Lacanian Nucleus of Repression & The Élaboration of the ‘Prägung’

Vision 2.0

It's the need for the ego to interact with the external reality, is when an individual feels the urge to put on a mask. Embracing the existential emptiness, the existential void- is the real meditation and acceptance of the nature of absolute reality, whilst the fear of the emptiness itself is the cue for an… Continue reading Vision 2.0

Vision 1.0

Completeness is realizing that there is no ‘incomplete’ - for the integration of being, one must forget the essential. In hoc momento, this moment of breaking into the otherly, feeling your body give into the transcendental fractals- et in hoc tempore, senses excite the perceptual experience. It's the very difference in every repetition that accounts for… Continue reading Vision 1.0

Subliminal – The New Subconscious

Much more like a modern variation of the Unconscious, the 'New Subconscious' is different yet has similar grounds as that of the version of the Kantian unconscious in the philosophy of mind or Freudian repressive unconscious. Similar ground being the heavy involvement of our subconscious mind on our behaviors or actions. It also reminds me of… Continue reading Subliminal – The New Subconscious

Heuristics and Cognitive Biases

While reading Daniel Kahneman's work, I came across the science of Heuristics. Heuristics or the technique of heuristic employs a practical method not necessarily optimal or perfect, but sufficient enough for immediate goals. It also leads to cognitive biases. Herbert Simon, in the 1950s, was the first psychologist to suggest that while people strive to… Continue reading Heuristics and Cognitive Biases