Analytic Psychocatharsis

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Followers and Transference

Kirpal was in a difficult conflict. After all, he had to fulfill his daily tasks of teaching, as he stated with his own words, leaving it difficult for him to find the time for his own meditation. This problem, practice and teaching being in conflict with each other, is not found in psychoanalysis. Here there is continuing stability through regular scientific publications.

Sawan Singh wasn't able to indicate to Kirpal Singh, that that strong offer of transference was rather too much, nor as a form of assumed knowledge and empowerment that is directed correctly as in psychoanalysis. (Though he did attempt to do so in some instances when reminding Kirpal Singh to only visit the really fatally ill, but before had forbidden him to make any visits at all.)

Psychologically, it was an easily understandable measure: the follower was not to believe that he could achieve all by applying sacrifice. He was to be shown that even the most extreme of obedience could be a narcissistic instrument. However, common sense would then need to set in: you may and should visit those who are really in misery and dying). Had there been more interpretations in that direction, Kirpal Singh perhaps would not have had to meditate so much (he only slept a couple of hours) and would not have had to live in such an overly ascetic manner.

There lies the secret of what seems to be an extreme detour of an intensive transference, or primal transference, for us psychoanalytic practitioners. Nowadays, we can represent all of this in a simplified way, and exercise it with a new method which I will explain now and in the next chapter.

Psychologically speaking, the secret is visible in the rule to start analysis at the origin of Freudian experience including self-analysis in its most complex form and then to also radically conclude the analysis. Following Safouan's statements, no one has really concluded their own analysis.1


1 Safouan, M., Die Übertragung und das Begehren des Analytikers, Königsh. & Neumann (1997); [approx.: ‚The Analyst's Transference and Desire']

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