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The Choice of Psychoanalysis (*)

By | January 18th, 2020|LRO 203|

  “Since the beginning, religion has been all about giving meaning to things that previously were natural. It is not because things are going to become less natural, thanks to the real, that people will stop secreting meaning for all that. Religion is going to give meaning to the oddest experiments, the very ones that [...]

Burnt Out

By | January 15th, 2020|LRO 202|

If you have paid attention even slightly to international news in recent weeks, you may be aware of a series of catastrophic bush fires in Australia. Images from the fires have done much to depict the horror of the situation, but some statistical supplementation adds to the context. So far, at least 28 people have [...]

Walls and Holes in Psychiatric Institutes

By | January 8th, 2020|LRO 201|

As a young psychiatry intern, I often heard my senior colleagues say sarcastically that psychiatry could have been a wonderful profession had it not been for the patients. As I grew older and already a senior psychiatrist working in the closed ward in a large psychiatric center, I was upset by the ward's director who, [...]

Wake Up To Keep On Dreaming!

By | December 18th, 2019|LRO 200|

A window open onto the real   In order to prepare the next Congress of the World Association of Psychoanalysis in Buenos Aires next April titled "Dream. Its Interpretation and Use In Lacanian Treatment", we decided to orientate this issue of TLR through the dark side of dreaming, namely, the nightmare. This implies Lacan's late [...]

Deep Song

By | December 14th, 2019|LRO 199|

Deep Song [Cante jondo][1] Madrugada[2] Pero como el amor los saeteros están ciegos. Sobre la noche verde, las saetas, dejan rastros de lirio caliente. La quilla de la luna rompe nubes moradas y las aljabas se llenan de rocío. ¡Ay, pero como el amor los seateros están ciegos!   A woman once asked of me: [...]

THE LAUGHING UNCONSCIOUS (You are joking…)

By | December 11th, 2019|LRO 198|

Freud was treading carefully to distinguish between jokes and their relation to the unconscious from the phenomena of laughter[1]. He described the latter, following his reading of Dugat, Spencer, and Lipps as variants of libidinal discharge and in some cases release from constraint (Bain). There is also the view of laughter as a form of [...]

After the Berlin Wall… Capitalism and Enjoyment Thrive

By | December 7th, 2019|LRO 197|

On November 9th the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall was celebrated at the once divided city’s iconic Brandenburg Gate in remembrance of a truly momentous occasion, one that, at the time, was watched on TV with amazement around the world. The collapse of the wall led to the unification of Germany [...]