David Morgan, Psychoanalyst, author, public and radio guest speaker hosts this lively xmas lecture/conversation between Peter Hobson and Philip Stokoe, psychoanalysts, at the launch of Philip Stokoe’s book ‘Curiosity Drive’. David suggests in his opening remarks, that curiosity is an antidote to fundamentalist thinking. Sounds right. Try the video…..
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That so many species are threatened, that the climate is out of control, that water is becoming a rare treasure – all of this is a by-product of ruthless competition between billionaire predators and that scientific progress is anarchically subservient to marketable technologies.
Our ongoing experience of life, and how we tell and re-tell our own stories over time, usually involves increasing self-awareness, developing personal authenticity and expressing our unique identity, whilst continuing meaningful and purposeful engagement with the world and others.
During that fieldwork, the discourses about “soul” came alive and I couldn’t ignore it: A salvation-oriented path to freedom, which Ama followed, vis a vis the modern and materialistic one fuelled by the concern for bodily pleasure and happiness in the world followed by her children.
Over the years my experience has taught me to try and articulate the dissonance that the bereaved might feel. When all around are expectations of happiness, especially of family togetherness, they are keenly aware of grief, separation, and loss. However, grief or depression may not even be necessary for many to experience this seasonal discomfort.