Talking Head

In this paper I tentatively examine an ongoing analysis where the therapeutic process is coming closer to home and becoming more emotionally real to both the analysand and the therapist. The situation involves an unconscious erotic transference on the part of the analysand and an unconscious counter-transference response by the therapist. The analysand’s recent numinous dream, however, seems to have unveiled the archetypal pattern being played out in the inter-subjective imaginal field between them.

It indicates that a transformation of consciousness is taking place involving Eros and the feminine self. For the analysand, the effects of this transformation process are expected to play themselves out both within the therapeutic container and elsewhere.