Elementi demonici nel trauma precoce

Author/s Donald E. Kalsched
Publishing Year 2009 Issue 2008/27-28
Language Italian Pages 28 P. 33-60 File size 176 KB
DOI 10.3280/JUN2008-027003
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Elementi demonici nel trauma precoce - This paper explores some of the daimonic elements of unconscious mentation that emerge both in dreams and in the transference/countertransference field with early-trauma patients and illustrates these with an extended clinical example. An archaic and typical (archetypal) trauma complex is articulated (with diagram) as a bi-polar structure consisting of a divine child protected and/or persecuted by an inner guardian angel. Sources of this structure and its mythological inner objects are traced to trauma at the stage that Winnicott calls unintegration and to flooding by disintegration anxiety at a time before nascent egostructure has formed. In an extended case example, the author shows how the patient’s traumatized innocence and desire for a new start, thwarted by self-attacking defences, pulls into playing the inflated role of her guardian angel, leading to re-traumatization in the transference. Working through is seen as the necessary disillusionment and humanization of these daimonic structures as they are projected, suffered and transmuted by the analytic partners in the stormy process of psychotherapy

Donald E. Kalsched, Elementi demonici nel trauma precoce in "STUDI JUNGHIANI" 27-28/2008, pp 33-60, DOI: 10.3280/JUN2008-027003