Karen Horney is one of the greatest of the Post-Freudian psychoanalysts. Horney's concepts of the root causes of neurosis, a basic anxiety, a sense of lurking hypocrisy , an idealized self image, conflicting impulses, are ingeniously insightful and, I have found, correct.
Her paradigm is very useful for understanding human behavior; not only the behavior of those who would be diagnosed with a formal disorder but also of those whose personalities contain elements of neurosis not extensive enough for formal diagnosis. Understanding her concepts can also be valuable for those of us who would like to understand our own neuroses better.
If you want to understand psychoanalysis, read Freud, read Jung, but read Horney as well. Without her ideas, your understanding will be sorely incomplete. Remember, Jung and Freud can be integrated with Horney, synthesis brings greater understanding. Read, learn, and enjoy the benefits.
Peter McWilliams – You can’t afford the luxury of a negative thought
Created on Thursday, 26 March 2009 21:05
This excellent book is divided into 2 parts: The disease and the cure, and the latter consists of 3 sections: Accentuate the positive, Eliminate the negative and Latch onto the affirmative. It explains the fight or flight response, the effect thoughts have on the body, and the question of death.
It also deals with […]
M. Scott Peck – People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil
Created on Thursday, 26 March 2009 21:11
If you have ever experienced or been frustrated by people who seem to have a hidden agenda then you will enjoy and benefit from this book. The author states (some are paraphrased) and explains the following:
1. The evil hide their motives with lies.
2. Evil people want to appear to be good.
3. When confronted by […]
Jon Rappoport – Making Your Work Known In The World
by Jon Rappoport
October 27, 2015
What I’m talking about here are your most profound desires and goals. And often you have to search for what those are, because they don’t just pop up.
That’s the kind of work I’m referring to—the work that comes when you launch projects and enterprises that directly reflect those […]
David Lynch: Consciousness, Creativity and the Brain
Created on Friday, 16 December 2011 18:33
In this presentation award winning writer, director, and producer David Lynch discusses his films, his 30-year relationship with Transcendental Meditation, and its role in his creative process. He is joined by physicist John Hagelin, who was featured in the documentary 'What The Bleep Do We […]
Bruce Fisher – Rebuilding when your relationship ends
Created on Sunday, 29 March 2009 13:23
The end of a relationship can be difficult. Whether you are the one who initiates the break-up or are on the receiving end of it, "Rebuilding," is a helpful tool to move you through the grieving process, to work through the pain of the breakup.
Alberti & Fisher provide a comprehensive outline in the form of […]