Volume 2: Fall 2009

Editors’ Intro

As co-editors we are pleased to present the IFPE and larger psychoanalytic community with the second issue of our on-line journal Other/Wise.

This first full issue has been under construction for almost a year so we are thankful for the patience extended to us as we selected papers, presentations and performances from last year’s exciting conference in Boston. To this central grouping we have added film and play reviews, poetry, author and editorial commentary and dialogue that we believe reflects the IFPE spirit.

Our intent, in keeping with the guiding principles that lead to the formation of Other/Wise, is to be inclusive, diverse and creative. What other journal, for example, includes original art work and musical recordings? Then again what other psychoanalytic organization would welcome and continue to welcome such freedom of expression in form and theory?

We hope you enjoy what Other/Wise reveals about IFPE. We welcome your comments in the “response place” we have included.

See you in Seattle and on-line in future editions of Other/Wise.

Richard Raubolt and Steven Kuchuck


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Presentations

Dionysos. Mainomenos. Lysios
By Gary D. Astrachan

Money Makes the World Go Around or Does It?
By Samoan Barish

Living Within the Surround of Death: Regulating Trauma/Dissociation/Self and Other in the Analytic Surround
By Edie Boxer

Confessions of a Former Idealizing Psychoanalyst
By Larry Green

A Meditation on Energy Work and the Chinese Concept of Mind: Psychoanalytic Applications
By Merle Molofsky

What’s Missing?
By Judith E. Vida

Related articles:

-A Portion of the Backstory: A Connection Between Judy and Me
by Edie Boxer

-Another Part of the Backstory
by Judith Vida

Art and Psychoanalysis

One Man’s Journey Through Darkness Into Light in Art and Psychoanalysis
By Stuart Perlman

Mirror
By Sorry

Film and Play Reviews

Out of the Spiritual Closet
By Mike Eigen

A Review of “The Visitor”
Review by Ruth Neubauer

The Mystery of Wood is Not That it Burns, But That it Floats
By Richard Raubolt

Poetry

During an extended exchange of poems and responses among the IFPE members who discovered their poetic affinity with each other, one of the poets addressed the others as “Dear Poetry Posse.” And in future emails, the name seems to have stuck. We are including a few poems from some of the “Posse”. Enjoy!

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By Gene Alexander

Slowly
By Paul Cooper

Pitch
By Merle Molofsky

New Moon
By Karen Morris

spring in the quiet that precedes
By Les Von Losberg

Artwork

Artwork by Lynn Somerstein, PhD, LP, RYT. The name of this picture is Bij, which means seed in Sanskrit. The picture brings together a view of New Delhi's Red Fort, an image of the artist’s husband Mark in the kitchen at night and other references.

Artwork by Lynn Somerstein, PhD, LP, RYT. The name of this picture is Bij, which means seed in Sanskrit. The picture brings together a view of New Delhi's Red Fort, an image of the artist’s husband Mark in the kitchen at night and other references.

Contributors

Gene Alexander
Gary D. Astrachan
Samoan Barish
Edie Boxer
Paul Cooper
Mike Eigen
Phillip G. Fleisher and band, Sorry
Larry Green
Les Von Losberg
Merle Molofsky
Karen Morris
Ruth Neubauer
Stuart Perlman
Richard Raubolt
Lynn Somerstein
Judith E. Vida

During an extended exchange of poems and responses among the IFPE members who discovered their poetic affinity with each other,
one of  the poets addressed the others as “Dear Poetry Posse.”  And in future emails, the name seems to have stuck.

11 Responses to Volume 2: Fall 2009

  1. Contratulations…looks good…lets hope it takes off….Jerry

  2. Sara Lavner says:

    I just began to investigate and I love what I see so far. thank you to all who contributed. Sara Lavner

  3. Jon Mills says:

    We as members of IFPE are very fortunate to have this latest development in the organization as a venue for expressing our collective ideas and staying attuned to upcoming events. Many thanks to those who have put in such an effort.

  4. Edie Boxer says:

    I was thrilled to see this volume of Other/Wise. I agree that we at IFPE are fortunate to have such a stimulating and great looking journal. Thank you, Steve and Richard and all of you who were involved in its publication. I am honored to have been included among this stellar group of contributors. Edie Boxer

  5. Rochelle Kainer says:

    I see that we journey into the future as well as exploring our past. Both are good roads home.

    Congratulations!

  6. Linda S. Raubolt says:

    It’s very seldom that one finds a journal or publication that both stimulates the intellect and nourishes the spirit. Thank you Richard, Steve and all of the contributors for a “cut above” issue!!! Linda Raubolt

  7. Carl Jacobs D.Sc says:

    I’d like to tell Jon Mills that i recently read his paper from 2005, A Critigue of Relationl Psychoanalysis, and found it sinularly extraordinary, as well as a much needed beginning to the dilogue between traditional and relational analysts. i was turned on to the paper by a colleague in a study group i am in, which is sponsored by the American psychoanalytic Research and Development Fund, we have been studying for 2 years the problems surrounding pluralism and diversity and how it affects the field. More work like this should help to limit the inflationary aspects of our overall literature. Hers’s to you Jon, wherever you are, and Thanks.

  8. Jon Mills says:

    How thoughtful of you Carl. I’m delighted you found it of value. With thankful appreciation, Jon

  9. Mike Eigen says:

    Rochelle Kainer speaks of the future as a road home.

    I think of Bion’s Memoir of the Future, through which time travels in all directions, omni-time travel.

    I watch my psyche dissolve. In horror movies I saw when I was young, a face would burn, dissolve, transform before your eyes. When I was a little older, I realized that depicted something going on inside. But such things do happen to real faces.

    And they happen inside.

    Does time dissolve when psyche dissolves?

    A patient said: “All the threads of my personality are coming apart. The fabric of my insides. I can pull on any thread I grab hold of and more unravels. It’s like unravelling a spool of time. When you pull the threads of time you realize time can’t be confined to the scheme we made for it, past-present-future. That doesn’t begin to touch the filaments of time there are, breathless filaments.”

    Mike Eigen

  10. Mildred Antnelli says:

    I would like to submit a paper for your consideration. How do I go about it? What do you require, etc.?
    Mildred Antonelli

  11. Mike Eigen says:

    Mildred,

    Saw your note. I don’t know how to go about submitting something but it should be easy to contact the editors, Richard Raubault and Stephen Kuchuck. They’re e mails are listed in the member list.

    mike eigen

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