In the unconscious sense, it is sometimes spelled “phantasy”. Another, more basic meaning of fantasy is something which is not ‘real,’ as in perceived explicitly by any of the senses, but exists as an imagined situation of object to subject. In everyday life, individuals often find their thoughts deep trance identification pdf a series of fantasies concerning things they wish they could do or wish they had donefantasies of control or of sovereign choicedaydreams’.
Vaillant found that not one person who used fantasy a lot had any close friends’. Other researchers and theorists find that fantasy has beneficial elements — providing ‘small regressions and compensatory wish fulfilments which are recuperative in effect’. He considered that men and women “cannot subsist on the scanty satisfaction which they can extort from reality. He compared such phantasising to the way a ‘nature reserve preserves its original state where everythingincluding what is useless and even what is noxious, can grow and proliferate there as it pleases’. Freud were thus a valuable resource. Freud’s concept of fantasy to cover the developing child’s relationship to a world of internal objects. In her thought, this kind of ‘play activity inside the person is known as “unconscious fantasy”.
And these phantasies are often very violent and aggressive. The nature and function of Phantasy”has been generally accepted by the Klein group in London as a fundamental statement of their position’. As a defining feature, ‘Kleinian psychoanalysts regard the unconscious as made up of phantasies of relations with objects. These are thought of as primary and innate, and as the mental representations of instinctsthe psychological equivalents in the mind of defence mechanisms’.
Most schools of psychoanalytic thought would now accept that ‘Both in analysis and life, we perceive reality through a veil of unconscious fantasy’. Isaacs however claimed that ‘Freud’s “hallucinatory wish-fulfilment” and his. Lacan came to believe that ‘the phantasy is never anything more than the screen that conceals something quite primary, something determinate in the function of repetition’. For Lacan, ‘The traversing of fantasy involves the subject’s assumption of a new position with respect to the Other as language and the Other as desirea utopian moment beyond neurosis’. The question he was left with was ‘What, then, does he who has passed through the experiencewho has traversed the radical phantasybecome? The postmodern intersubjectivity of the 21st century has seen a new interest in fantasy as a form of interpersonal communication.
Such a perspective ‘sees emotions as central to developing fantasies about each other that are not determined by collective “typifications”‘. A preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love. Barrett, Deirdre Fantasizers and Dissociaters: An Empirically based schema of two types of deep trance subjects. Psychological Reports, 1992, 71, p.
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