The theme of the December edition of Healers Magazine is Epistemological Equitability: The Democratization of Truth. Why? When you look at healing ideologies with your third eye you see that despite libraries full of interdisciplinary disputes, healers are all on the same side. You might even say that they’re all saying the same things which […]
I would like to survey some themes from Modern Psychoanalysis of the Schizophrenic Patient by Hyman Spotnitz. What is it about? Well, in the preface he explains that his intention in writing this book was to provide an educational manual to students at “modern” psychoanalytic institutes. When I was a student at the New York […]
“Everyone recognizes the certainty [of his death], but lays it on one side, like other theoretical truths that are not applicable in practice, without taking it into his vivid consciousness” (Schopenhauer, 1818). When Sigmund Freud arrived at the possibility of a “death instinct” in Beyond the Pleasure Principle he acknowledged that he had “unwillingly steered […]
Our initiative has been going through a bit of an identity crisis and I don’t mean this in regard to our name recently changing from Healrs Network to Healers Magazine. I’m referring to our attitude toward mainstream healthcare and therein psychiatry especially. In order to explore our stance we decided to make the theme of […]
Ben Miller is our editor and a former student of psychoanalysis. When he was in grad school and even when he helped start Healers Magazine he believed that psychiatry was to be avoided at all costs. Now he thinks that things are not so black and white and has even begun psychiatric treatment himself.
In “A Special Type of Choice of Object Made by Men” Sigmund Freud discusses normal sex while in “‘Civilized’ Sexual Morality and Modern Nervousness” he discusses normative sex. His earlier works might be said to discuss libido at the nuclear level, the undifferentiated bisexual drive and its interaction with its host’s family. These two later […]
In his first entry to Healers Magazine its editor Ben Miller explores his resistance to psychiatric care and the factors that led him to give it a shot.