Time, this experience so familiar and yet so unknown, takes different forms in life and in analysis, forms that intersect and dissociate. Analysis has also the task to untie them or to value the first to understand the latter, especially in a historical moment in which time productivity is likely to determine the time of individuality. Compared to the time of the analysis, there are many conceptions of time as there are visions of the psyche. The elaborations of Freud, Jung, Matte Blanco, Winnicott, Stern testify this. Time in analysis constantly touches the paradox between historicity and a-temporality, between continuity and rupture, between ritual repetition and imperceptible uniqueness. Metaphors are the privileged place where paradox realizes itself.
Keywords: Time-space continuum, emptiness, metaphor, Jung, Green, Stern