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The Promise: Who is in Charge of Time and Space? (Paperback)
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The Promise: Who is in Charge of Time and Space? (Paperback)

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Paperback 188 Pages / Published: 01/10/2014
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Our sense of identity begins (our psychological birth sometime in the first year of life) with the feeling that we are the centre of the universe, protected by godlike benevolent parents who will enable us to live happily ever after.This is the "Promise" that is never given up, lurking in the unconscious part of our minds. We must learn, reluctantly, that our parents are unable to protect us from the passage of time, from decline, and from death. Yet we retain, even as adults, the delusion that, while others may die, we never will. This adds fuel to the murderous anger we are born with and must master, alongside the contradictory vertical split in the mind that we are destined to die. The "Promise" is described in patients and in examples from biography and fiction in relation to anniversaries and specific holidays. The book ends with a specific illustration in relation to an eight-month-old infant.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781782201502
Number of pages: 188
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 230 x 147 x 15 mm

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