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  • Welcome

    The following are posts from members of an online therapy group which consists of six characters …. Two of these characters are avatars created by my private patients, while the other four are avatars made up of “bits and…

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  • From Observing Ego to Witnessing

    play -> acting-out -> games-> enactment -> awareness (witnessing) -> play

    emergence -> awareness

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  • Screening Test for Dissociative Identity Disorder

    Dissociative Experiences Scale

    Screening Test for Dissociative Identity Disorder

    Dissociative Experiences Scale

    Instructions for Completing this Screening Test:

    This questionnaire consists of twenty-eight questions about experiences you may have in your daily life. We are interested in how often you have these experiences…

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  • Predictive Coding,

    …the brain continually generates models of the world around it in order to predict the most plausible explanation for what’s happening in each moment. Cog psychs call this process predictive coding, and they now believe it can account for…

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  • 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…

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  • Ken Diamond wrote a new post 3 months ago

    George Kelly

    Main article: Personal construct theory

    Personal construct theory or personal construct psychology (PCP) is a theory of personality and cognition developed by the American psychologist George Kelly in the 1950s. From the theory, Kelly derived a psychotherapy approach and also a technique called the repertory grid interview that helped his patients to analyze their own constructs (schemas or ways of…

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  • Ken Diamond wrote a new post 3 months ago

    Collective Consciousness

    Psychic Inflation

    The Shadow

    Trickster

    Individuation

    Archetypes

    Archetype – a concept “borrowed” from anthropology to denote supposedly universal and recurring mental images or themes. Jung’s definitions of archetypes varied over time and have been the subject of debate as to their usefulness.

    Archetypal images – universal symbols that can…

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    • Tricksters are archetypal characters who appear in the myths of many different cultures. Lewis Hyde describes the trickster as a “boundary-crosser”.[1] The trickster crosses and often breaks both physical and societal rules. Tricksters “…violate principles of social and natural order, playfully disrupting normal life and then re-establishing it on a new basis.”[2]

      Often, the bending/breaking of rules takes the form of tricks or thievery. Tricksters can be cunning or foolish or both. The trickster openly questions and mocks authority. They are usually male characters, and are fond of breaking rules, boasting, and playing tricks on both humans and gods.

      All cultures have tales of the trickster, a crafty creature who uses cunning to get food, steal precious possessions, or simply cause mischief. In some Greek myths Hermes plays the trickster. He is the patron of thieves and the inventor of lying, a gift he passed on to Autolycus, who in turn passed it on to Odysseus.[1] In Slavic folktales, the trickster and the culture hero are often combined.

      British scholar Evan Brown suggested that Jacob in the Bible has many of the characteristics of the trickster:

      The tricks Jacob plays on his twin brother Esau, his father Isaac and his father-in-law Laban are immoral by conventional standards, designed to cheat other people and gain material and social advantages he is not entitled to. Nevertheless, the Biblical narrative clearly takes Jacob’s side and the reader is invited to laugh and admire Jacob’s ingenuity–as is the case with the tricksters of other cultures”.[3]

  • Ken Diamond wrote a new post 3 months ago

    Six Characters

    “Six Characters in Search of An Author” asked the question, can fictional characters be more authentic than real persons, and what is the relationship between imaginary characters and the writer, who has created them.

    A man will die, a writer,…

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  • Ken Diamond wrote a new post 3 months ago

    The Socrates Problem

    From Wikipedia

    Although Socrates —who was the main character in most of Plato ‘s dialogues—was a genuine historical figure, it is commonly understood that in later dialogues Plato used the character of Socrates to give voice to his own philosophical views. The Socratic problem refers to…

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  • Ken Diamond wrote a new post 3 months ago

    Curating a Self

    [Through the ongoing process of organizing content and media elements which create personal profiles, social media users inadvertently curate versions of themselves. Social media turns users into curators as they create distinct incarnations that are separate, yet become the…

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    • and that brings us here…

      Someone should post a small introduction and history of our group.

      (Link to Voynich Manuscript)

    • Seems to me that people vary widely in both how much they are aware and concerned with the selves they curate.

    • “Non-obvious thinking is seeing the world in a way other people don’t see it,” Bhargava said. “The secret is curating your ideas.” Curation collects ideas and presents them in a meaningful way; museum curators, for example, decide which works of art to include in an exhibit and how to present them.

      For his own curation process, Bhargava uses what he calls the haystack method. Rather than searching for a needle in a haystack, he gathers ‘hay’ (ideas and stories) then uses them to locate and define a ‘needle’ (a trend). “If you spend enough time gathering information, you can put the needle into the middle of the haystack,” he said.

      More:https://singularityhub.com/2019/03/21/these-trends-arent-obvious-but-theyre-helping-shape-the-future/

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  • To collect is a reward in itself

    There’s a tendency in all of us to gather useful stuff and feel good about it. To collect is a reward in itself. As knowledge workers, we’re inclined to look for the next groundbreaking thought, for intellectual stimulation: we pile up…

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  • Mediating Domains

    I recently suggested that the rise of social media has undermined something that a great many Americans value: the ability to slip into a given domain and to adopt whatever values and norms are appropriate there, without that affecting one’s reception…

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