child archetype worship
the therapy thing—you go back to your childhood. But if you’re looking backward, you’re not looking around. This trip backward constellates what Wilhelm Reich James Hillman called the “child archetype” … by nature apolitical and disempowered … the adult says, “Well, what can I do about the world? This thing’s bigger than me.” That’s the child archetype talking. “All I can do is go into myself, work on my growth, my development, find good parenting, support groups.” … By emphasizing the child archetype, by making our therapeutic hours rituals of evoking childhood and reconstructing childhood, we’re blocking ourselves from … removed the most sensitive and the most intelligent, and some of the most affluent people in our society into child cult worship
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collective obsession with growth
Curious and perhaps not very subtle correlation between Hillman's words on our obsession with psychological growth and the GDP of economics.
growth project of therapy
growth a huge part of the project of therapy, but the very word grow is a word appropriate to children. After a certain age you do not grow. You
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