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Progress in Self Psychology, V. 12 by Arnold I. Goldberg

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Chapter 16  
The Severed Self: Gender as Trauma
Janice Crawford

 

Brew us a magic in which all limits dissolve …………………………………

Dissolve with a few drops whatever excludes in the limit of the ages, which makes our past wisdom a fraud; ………

Don't rest until the boundary that keeps the sexes in meaningless conflict has disappeared.

Rainer Maria Rilke The Sonnets to Orpheus

We see the pain caused by this “meaningless conflict” day after day. Sadly, we are often trained to see this particular pain as either idiosyncratic or somehow inevitable. But we know from our own lives and our own struggles that neither of those approaches reflects the whole truth. Thus we continue to attempt to understand more deeply the “boundary” of which Rilke ...

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