Dissociative disorders

Dissociative disorders are mental disorders that involve experiencing a disconnection and lack of continuity between thoughts, memories, surroundings, actions and identity. People with dissociative disorders escape reality in ways that are involuntary and unhealthy and cause problems with functioning in everyday life. Dissociative disorders usually develop as a reaction to trauma and help keep difficult […]

No Independent Reality

No Independent Reality

One of the weirdest theoretical implications of quantum mechanics is that different observers can give different—though equally valid—accounts of the same sequence of events. As highlighted by physicist Carlo Rovelli in his relational quantum mechanics (RQM), this means that there should be no absolute, observer-independent physical quantities. All physical quantities—the whole physical universe—must be relative […]

Narrative Truth

Narrative Truth

“As defined by psychologist Donald Spence, historical truth involves concrete objects and events; a memory is historically true if it can be factually verified. Narrative truth involves the connections between events, which are not verifiable because they are based on values, interpretations, and emotions. A memory has narrative truth when it captures an experience to […]

Self

Self

Concepts that interest me include Self, Psychic Inflation, Individuation, the Shadow, and the Trickster. Complex – the repressed organisation of images and experiences that governs perception and behaviour Shadow – the repressed, therefore unknown, aspects of the personality including those often considered to be negative Self – the central overarching concept governing the individuation process, as symbolised […]