On secrets

‘The striving for the right to have secrets from which the parents are excluded is one of the most powerful factors in the formation of the ego.’ Victor Tausk.

‘The patient who comes to us has a story that is not told, and which as a rule no one knows of. To my mind, therapy only really begins after the investigation of that wholly personal story. It is the patient's secret, the rock against which he is shattered. If I know his secret story, I have a key to treatment.’ Carl Jung.

A young man asked, ‘Mr Ginsberg, how does one become a prophet?’ Ginsberg replied, ‘Tell your secrets’.

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