‘Insight such as this falls to one’s lot but once in a lifetime’
FREUD CENTENARY SEMINARS
(THIRD SERIES: 1998 – 1999)
These seminars retrace Freud’s path a hundred years later (to the day when possible). We have followed him from 21 April 1896, when he announced his seduction theory, to 21 September 1897, when he gave it up – and beyond. He wrote of ‘this collapse of all values’. But he insisted his dream theory stood firm. He took the dream as a ‘paradigm’. He said his way of interpreting dreams was ‘the royal road to the knowledge of the unconscious in the life of the soul’. We shall examine his claims as we approach the centenary of The Interpretation of Dreams. Starting from dreams, but not forgetting slips, we shall explore how psychotherapy may be non-seductive and non-violent; existential, phenomenological, ethical. The seminars renew Freud’s quest a hundred years on.
1. 13 September 1998
‘I lost the name of Signorelli on a little trip into Herzogovina…’
‘Ziehen accepted the little work in a friendly way…’
‘…a finally egg-shaped boil on the ridge of my scrotum, which reminded me of my relationship with you.’
‘The literature (on the dream) makes me completely stupid.’
‘…cheeks and buttocks – lips and labia – mouth = vagina…’
‘And why did he masturbate in such an odd position on the lavatory in Interlaken at fourteen? It was only to see the “Jungfrau”…’
‘I was astonished in Schnitzler’s Paracelsus how much a poet knows…’
‘Enter, here too are gods.’
‘…the essay on “screen-memories”, which goes off to Jena today.’
‘My own dreams are now reaching imbecilic complicatedness.’
Anthony Stadlen is an existential-phenomenological analyst. He teaches and supervises at Regent’s College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling; the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling; the London Centre for Psychotherapy; and the Association of Independent Psychotherapists. His research is sponsored by the Nuffield Foundation. He is a former Research Fellow of the Freud Museum, London.
Seminars on Sundays
Venue: Regent’s College, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS
Tel: 0171 486 0141
Ask for the seminar room at the reception desk. Cars may be parked free on Sunday in the college and park. Baker Street underground is ten minutes’ walk. Refreshments may be bought in the college or park restaurant. There is access for people with disabilities.
The series costs £550 (students £440) by 30 August; or three instalments of £200 each (students £180) by 30 August, 3 January, 4 April; or monthly £65 (students £52) a week in advance. Places are limited.
Apply to: Anthony Stadlen, 64 Dartmouth Park Road, London NW5 1SN
Tel: 0171 485 3896 Fax: 0171 482 5178 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org