OEITH #102 Relating with the Dead
We consider Alan Chapman's definition of magick; the ubiquity of truth; everyday awareness as the experience of no-self; the sacred whore and the virgin goddess; ordinary experience as the arena of magick; everyday connections with the dead; the work of bereavement; psychoanalysis as a magickal venture; Freud on grief and depression; the ego as everything we have lost; the dead inside us; theories of bereavement; acceptance of loss versus maintaining contacts the dead; a synchronicity on my father's death; meeting my father after his death in lucid dreams; delineating the boundaries and the relationship between the living and the dead; a two-way relationship; Marie-Louise von Franz and a dream of her dead father; when dreams of the dead are actually more than dreams.
Marie Louise von Franz (1987). On Dreams and Death. Boston & London: Shambhala.
Sigmund Freud (1917). "Mourning and Melancholia", in: The Pelican Freud Library, Volume 11: On Metapsychology, Harmondsworth: Penguin .
Dennis Klass, et al. (1996). Continuing Bonds: New Understandings of Grief. London: Taylor & Francis.