1. There are some interesting reflections on transitional object phenomena in Solace by Paul C. Horton (1981). Horton is especially interesting on David Copperfield, in which so many characters have a transitional object to provide solace.
2. "Proof claimed of TV link with agression," a report by Michael Hamlyn from The New York Times, 6 May 1982. The work was carried out by the National Institute of Mental Health.
3. There is a wonderful celebration of the manic, as a human need, in Dickens' Dombey and Son, in the description of Paul's funeral:
There are four black horses at his door, with feathers on their heads; and feathers tremble
in the carriage they draw; and these, and an array of men with scarves and staves, attract
a crowd. The juggler who was going to twirl the basin, puts his loose coat on again over his
fine dress; and his trudging wife, one-sided with her heavy baby in her arms, loiters….
… the feathers are yet nodding in the distance when the juggler has the basin spinning
on a cane, and has the same crowd to admire it. But the juggler's wife is less alert than
usual with the money-box, for a child's burial has set her thinking that perhaps the baby
underneath her shabby shawl may not grow up to be a man, and wear a sky-blue fillet
round his head, and salmon-coloured worsted drawers and tumble in the mud….
1. See appendix, "Hobbes and the Modern Mind," in Grene 1976.
2. See Foudraine 1962 (Not Made of Wood).
3. See Polyani 1958.
4. Kasanin, The Language and Thought of Schizophrenics. See also Hannah Segal, "Notes on Symbol Formation," International Journal of Psychoanalysis 39: 391. By contrast, see Edward Adamson, Art as Healing (London: Coventure, 1984).
5. The phrase "mansion of consciousness" comes from Martin Buber, "Distance and Relation": see my discussion in English for Meaning.
6. See Abraham Maslow on Minkowski's work in Towards a Psychology of Being (Maclow 1968). Minkowski's only translated work is Lived Time (Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1970). There are also two essays in Existence—a New Dimension in Psychiatry (1958).
7. See Psychoanalytical Studies of the Personality (Fairbairn 1952).
8. H. J. Hadfield, The Psychology of Dreams (Harmondsworth: Pelican Books, 1967).
9. See Jung 1962 (Memories, Dreams, Reflections). See also Medard Boss for
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