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The Possible Profession:The Analytic Process of Change by Theodore J. Jacobs

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Imaginary Gardens, Real Toads

On Memory and its Uses in the Analytic Process

One winter, prior to the beginning of the Olympic Games, NBC launched an advertising campaign for its forthcoming telecasts. The theme of the campaign was a simple slogan: Let the memories begin.

“Let the memories begin.” It is a phrase that might have characterized analysis a century ago. It is also a phrase that, were he inclined to utilize such language, Freud might have uttered to himself as he began a new analysis.

Sixty years ago Vladimir Nabokov (1951) also called on memory to help him discover his origins. Speak Memory was the title that he gave to his memoir, an appeal to memory to help him discover himself; to help him find the child that he was, the child ...

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