Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Dreams and Fantasy in Second Life

Wednesday, December 10th, 2pm SLT Second Life Resident Maxine Walden, will be giving a talk on "Dreams and Fantasy."

In RL Maxine Walden is a physician and a psychoanalyst, studying the psyche for nearly 4 decades. She has been training students in the field for over 20 years, both within the university setting and among several psychoanalytic institutes in North American and Britain. At the heart of her interest as a psychoanalyst is the Unconscious, that vast area out of awareness which may be considered an ‘inner cosmos’ so influential in all areas of life and from which our dreams and our dreads arise. Her writings include a number of psychoanalytic topics, such as dreams and dreaming, the psychic forces for and against knowing and growth, the importance of emotional experience, and most recently that what we term as ‘evil' derives from our everyday humanity. After years of studying the classical writings in the field she has come to feel that one’s own unique self-reflective clinical experience is the best teacher in studying the psychic realms. She will speak from her own experience, then, suggesting that the dream can be not only the organizer of experience, and problem solver but also a messenger between the unconscious and conscious realms.

Rober1236 Jua the Cyber Trekker of Second Life
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