dissociation of traumatic subconscious complex

“As Dr. Gabor Mate nicely explains, trauma is not caused by the extremely painful experience itself but rather by our dissociation from that part of ourself that had to bare that experience. When I came across the studies about psychedelics, it was very remarkable to me to see how patients under the effect of psychedelics were able to reclaim and integrate their most traumatic experiences and how that led to a powerful healing process,” Atasoy told PsyPost.[1]

[ 1 ] http://www.psypost.org/2018/02/lsd-produces-new-type-harmonic-order-brain-according-neuroimaging-study-50804


The Introvert, Subjective Life, and the Reality of the Psyche

“And so, you see, the man [sic] who goes by the influence of the external world — say society or sense perceptions — thinks he is more valid because this is valid, this is real, and the man who goes by the subjective factor is not valid because the subjective factor is nothing.  No, that man is just as well based, because he bases himself on the world from within.

“…the world in general, particularly America, is extraverted as hell, the introvert has no place, because he doesn’t know that he beholds the world from within [italics mine].  And that gives him dignity, that gives him certainty, because nowadays particularly, the world hangs by a thin thread, and that thread is the psyche of man….  Nowadays, we are not threatened by elemental catastrophes….  We are the great danger.  The psyche is the great danger.  What if something goes wrong with the psyche?  And so it is demonstrated in our day what the power of the psyche is, how important it is to know something about it.

“Nobody would give credit to the idea that the psychic processes of the ordinary man have any importance whatever.  One thinks, “Oh, he is just what he has in his head.  He is all from his surroundings.”  He is taught such and such a thing, believes such and such a thing, and particularly if he is well-housed and well-fed, then he has no ideas at all.  And that’s the great mistake, because he is just what he is born as, and he is not born as a tabula rasa but as a reality.”