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Who Is the Dreamer, Who Dreams the Dream? by James S. Grotstein

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Chapter 6

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INTERNAL OBJECTS

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The Chimerical Monsters, Rogue Subjective Objects, and Demonic “Third Forms” of the Internal World

The emergence of the concept of intersubjectivity and its offspring, subjectivity, demands that we rethink our notions of the object. An internal object is often thought of as if it bore a one-to-one relationship with its counterpart, the external object. Actually, they are quite different. The object loses its pure status as an object for the subject as soon as the projecting subject infiltrates its image of the external ...

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