Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Lacan in America: The Case of California

Our latest installment of Lacan in America will trace the history of Psychoanalysis in California culminating in new developments in Lacanian Analysis and Schizoanalysis. We will discuss this as the continuation of “Anti-Oedipus” - Deleuze & Guattari’s unfinished psychoanalytic revolution at the nexus of Paris May 68 and California’s Summer of Love at its 50th anniversary.

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Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

Schizoanalysis, Orgonomy, and General Economy

Reich’s integral science and practice of Orgonomy included political-economic and psycho-social transformation. Like Freud, Jung, and Lacan, Reich’s last work recognized the need for a “psychoansis in extension” that would go beyond the private consulting room to a clinic of the social relation of everyday life. 

Reich - Mass Psychology of Fascism

Reich - Murder of Christ

Reich - People in Trouble

Reich - Children of he Future

Bataille - Accursed Share

Guattari - Chaosmosis

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Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

Folie a Deux: Freud, Jung, and the Practice of Analysis

From Freud’s written analysis with the “non-analyst” Fliess to Jung’s didactic analysis with Freud, we will re-examine the radical origins of analytic method including those of Lacan. Special guest Dr Zvi Lothane will present his current research into the investigation of Sabina Spielrein’s controversial relationship with Jung, followed by new findings and methods he has developed in the practice of analysis.

Dr Scott Von will present his work on the “transference of the transference” involved in the practice of analysis. This will begin with how Freud invented psychoanalysis out of his symptom of transference neurosis and culminate in a presentation of Lacan’s final methods as well as his recently revealed controversial relationship with Catherine Millot.

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Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Lacan in America: The Logic of Place

“Psychoanalysis must be reinvented by each analyst” Lacan demonstrated. We will examine the Logic of Place - or Clinical Topology - with specific regard to the case of Lacan in America. Lacan translated and transformed the Fin-de-Siecle Austrian style of Freudian psychoanalysis to the local world of post-war France and it spread widely throughout Europe and South America.

So why has Lacan received so much resistance in the United States? We will trace the development of Lacan in America as “lost in translation,” and demonstrate that the possibility of any future Lacanian analysis depends on an understanding of the conditions of the American psyche as well as the pragmatic operations of Lacan’s school as a clinic in extension. We will trace the genealogy of Lacanian analysis in America and its innovative impact on a possible science of the clinic which Freud and Lacan pursued.

 

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Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

Orgonomy as Biophysics

LIke Freud, Reich was one of the few true scientist to remain open and continually challenge himself with new findings no matter they led him. HIs final work was in the field of a universal science of biophysics incorporating biology, medicine, psychiatry and other sciences which he called “Orgonomy.”

Reich - Ether God and Devil
Reich - Cosmic Superimposition
Reich - Contact with Space

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Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

The Late Lacan and Beyond: School+Clinic=Sclinic

This Seminar will be in San Francisco with FCP-Lacan School and Cal Institute of Integral Studies

For further information or attendance please contact: info@analytica.org

In this Seminar Dr Scott Von will explore the significant and little know developments of Lacan’s work in his final years at his psychoanalytic Freudian School, and how this work has been evolved at Analytica: a Psychoanalytic School+Clinic=Sclinic based in New York and Los Angeles. We will explore the practice of the Didactic Analysis of the Symptom/Sinthome, Variations on the Cartel; the Seminar Demonstration and the Pass(age) Demonstration; Schizoanalysis and the Assemblage; Topology, Poetics, Diagrammatology, and Graphology as Technique - and how all of these methods interlock in knot fashion along the continuum from Clinic in Intention to Clinic in Extension of the School.

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Mar
1
1:00 PM13:00

The Psychosomatic Symptom: Integral Medicine & Psychiatry

This Seminar will be in San Francisco with FCP-Lacan School and Cal Institute of Integral Studies

For more information and attendance please contact: info@analytica.org

In this Seminar Dr Scott Von will explore his model and method of Integral Medicine & Psychiatry developed at the New Clinic in New York and Los Angeles. A three vector continuum of Mind-Body, East-West, Traditional-Modern as model and practice will be elaborated along with a method of using medicinal substances and physical practices as catalysts and interventions within a Psychoanalytic relationship which honors the drive, desire, and spiritual journey of each subject. This will highlight the importance of the symptom and cure of the modern subject developed in Freudian Neuropsychiatry, Lacanian Psychoanalysis, and Reichian Orgonomy for addressing unresolved medical and psychiatric crises of today.

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Feb
6
7:30 PM19:30

Psychoanalytic Medicine

Is a psychoanalytic medicine possible. Hans Selye’s work on Stress and John Sarno’s work on Pain have only proven methods Reich developed long before in his work with what he called ‘vegeto-therapy” in conjunction with psychoanalysis. 

Reich - Discovery of the Orgone 2: Cancer Biopathy

Selye - Stress of Life

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Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

Anti-Oedipus: From Psychoanalysis to Schizoanalysis

Freud invented psychoanalysis out of his symptom of the Oedipus Complex, but later questioned its neurotic foundations. Further revisions in psychic structure by Reich and Lacan re-centered psychoanalysis on new ground. In Anti-Oedipus, the first volume of Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Deleuze & Guattari completed the analytic re-orientation of psyche and socius in terms of the schizoid flows of differentiation and integration. Reading like a work of futurism, their efforts to move beyond neurosis and alienation are more crucial today than ever for issues of class, race, and gender. At its 50th anniversary we will re-engage with the power and potential of Anti- Oedipus in the work of a new wave of emergent analysts, and present clinical research from 20 years of psychoanalysis and schizoanalysis at Analytica and New Clinic.

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Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

Psychoanalytic Neuropsychiaty

Reich was one of the few psychoanalysts in history to fulfill Freud’s desire to “return to the body.” At the current time there are movements to follow this return but with virtual ignorance of Reich’s groundbreaking work developing an integrative somatic neuropsychiatry superior to current approaches. 

Reich - Discovery of the Orgone 1: Function of the Orgasm

Freud - Project for a Scientific Psychology

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Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Character Analysis

Published when Reich was only in his thirties, Character Analysis was hailed by Freud and the analytic community as a masterpiece innovating structure, diagnosis, and method. In the wake of Reich’s radical future research this important work has been lost. We will examine its current significance to analysis and psychiatry. We will examine the extensive case study on psychosis which Reich added to the revised version of the book based on his later work and how this influenced Deleuze & Guattari’s clinical innovations in Schizoanalysis. 

Reich - Character Analysis

Deleuze & Guattari - Anti-Oedipus

Guattari - Schizoanalytic Cartographies

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Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

Sexology and Psychoanalysis

Freud’s transition from Metapsychology to Psychoanalysis was profoundly marked by the focus on sex. The physician and sexologist Wilhelm Reich went to study with Freud and became the youngest practicing analyst of his times. Reich’s unique and neglected contribution to Freud was his return to the body and continued elaboration of sex at the foundation of medicine, psychoanalysis, and healing which Lacan would also return to in his own style, and which would profoundly influence the development of Guattari's Schizoanalysis and "Anti-Oedipus." In this year’s Analytica Clinical Seminar we will focus on Reich’s work and its relation to Freud, Lacan, and psychoanalysis. 

Readings:

Reich - The Impulsive Character
Reich - The Function of the Orgasm

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Jun
25
7:30 PM19:30

Psychoanalysis in Extension: The Cartel On Cartels

Analytics's Cartel On Cartels - Psychoanalysis in Extension - will present its findings regarding training and transmission in the place of the “three impossible professions” of the Clinic, the School, and the Polis - while proposing a fourth place of the Atelier: the gallery, theatre, studio, and lab where the object is produced and exchanged. 

 

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May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Matrix/Phallus: Feminine Ends of Analysis

Lacan’s logical elucidation of feminine sexuality in relation to the object, the fantasy, the phallus and the symptom resolved the triangular oedipus opened up by Freud. In the wake of this Bracha Ettinger has proposed a matrixial dimension of subjectivity revolving around the matrix as pre-oedipal and proto-symbolic and working in relation to the phallic dimension. We will explore the implications of these developments for the clinic of psychoanalysis in Sex, Gender, and Desire.

Dr Scott Von and Bracha Ettinger

Dr Scott Von and Bracha Ettinger

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Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

Radical Jungian Analysis

It is finally time to restore the Jungian lineage to the psychoanalytic field. In order to distinguish his work from Freud after their split, Jung used the term Analytical Psychology - or Analysis. But what is Jungian Analysis as method. In this event we will endeavor to unveil an underground practice of innovation at work in the Jungian field which connects it to Freudian, Reichian, and Lacanian practice while contributing innovative techniques and discoveries. 

In this event we will explore the use of these techniques with vignettes. We will cover the real reason for the split between Jung and Freud, examine similarities and differences in method and style, and present the possibility of integration through the analytic ethic and desire for difference or “Xenophilia.” 

This event will serve as an introduction to a future conference to on Radical Jungian Analysis. Those interested in participating should attend and/or request information on the “Call for Presentations” from info@analytica.org

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Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

Numerology, Topology, Psychophysics

Jung’s late work led him to link the ancient mathematical psychiatry of the oldest book in the world - the I Ching - to the most advanced mathematics and physics of the current era. What is it that psychoanalysis, quantum physics, and topology alike have stumbled on to: a new relation to time, space, matter, and energy - and a new kind of science. 

Jung - Synchronicity
Lacan - Seminar 26: Topology and Time
Franz - Number and Time
Mindell - Quantum Mind

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Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

Individuation and Group Psychology: The Freud/Jung Split

It is said that Freud and Jung split over the question of parapsychology and occult phenomena. In reality the event was more complex. While Freud was passionate about psychic phenomena, he was committed to a the project of the singularity of the subject over tribe, religion, and group. In the end Jung would come to the same position - in fact saying that the emergent organizing field or archetype of the human psyche was in fact that of “individuation.” This same tension and ambivalence toward individuation not only played itself out in their relationship but continues to function in psychoanalytic process and history regarding the question of lineage, transmission, and Lacan’s “Nom du Pere.”

Freud/Jung - Letters
Freud - Group Psychology
Jung - Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
Jung - Aion

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Feb
7
7:30 PM19:30

Parapsychology and Science Fiction

Jung’s Doctoral Thesis was on Occult Phenomena. His work with Freud enabled him to find his own way of reconciling mythic, psychic, and scientific material. In fact Freud had already censored a chapter on Occult Phenomena from his first book and later in life claimed that if he could start over he would specialize in parapsychology. With the rise of science fiction, Jung and Reich wrote their final works on UFOs. In this seminar we will analyze the shift from past to future in the human psyche.

Freud/Devereux - Psychoanalysis and the Occult
Jung - On the Psychopathology of So-Called Occult Phenomena
Jung - Flying Saucers
Reich - Contact with Space

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Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

Origins of Psychoanalysis: Traditional Psychiatry

Freud abandoned the rationalist psychology and psychiatry of his day and developed psycho-analysis out of the failures of hypnosis and other therapeutic methods. It was Jung who recognized the true roots of psychoanalysis not in the scientific materialism of the time but rather in the psychic methods of traditional medicine & psychiatry. We will explore the techniques of Eastern and Western alchemy, shamanism, and gnosis to develop a clinic of past, present, and future. 

Jung - Psychology of the Transference
Jung - Psychology and Alchemy
Roheim - Gates of the Dream
Deleuze & Guattari - Anti-Oedipus

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Nov
27
7:30 PM19:30

Lynchian Analysis: Psychic Reality

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“We live inside a dream.” Lynch’s revelation echoes Freud’s discovery of Psychic Reality at the birth of psychoanalysis and Lacan’s explication of Universal Madness. The psychoanalytic method of the proper name is the fulfillment of the Analytic project. We see no better example of how this can be performed and what it can contribute than the work of David Lynch. Far from analyzing Lynch’s work we will show how Lynch analyzes us by means of analyzing himself. In so doing he show’s by example how to do an analysis by writing the fantasy in the symptom. This has radical consequences for the future of psychoanalysis as “Xenophilia” or a passion for the unusual, strange, and different. “We are like the dreamer who dreams the dreams and then lives in it.”

This event will serve as an introduction to a conference to follow on Lynchian Analysis. Those interested in participating should attend and/or request information on the “Call for Presentations” from info@analytica.org.

 

 

 

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Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

Madness, Mysticism, and Auto-Analysis

The analyst does not analyze the patient. Rather the analysand analyzes himself - and authorizes himself - by means of some others. In this Seminar we will explore the origins of psychoanalysis in Freud’s “auto-analysis.” What can we learn from Freud’s own analysis performed in writing Letters with a “non-analyst” placed in the position of analyst? What can we learn from Jung’s analysis of his imminent “psychosis” by means of writing and drawing the Red Book? What can we learn from Lacan’s rejection of his “training analysis” and his method of taking the position of analysand in his Seminar. While Freud’s patients remained patients, it was only his closest colleagues who became analysands - and analysts -  by developing a style and method out of the singularity of the symptom.

Freud - Letters to Fliess
Jung - The Red Book
Lacan - Seminar 23: Sinthome
Anzieu - Freud’s Auto-Analysis

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Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

The Future Analyst: Authorization, Authority, Authorship

The psychoanalytic method of the proper name is the fulfillment of Freud’s original project on the singularity of the symptom and the politics of the patient as analysand and analyst developing his own cure while teaching and transmitting to the Other. As opposed to the re-institutionalization of analysis through psychiatry and academia, Lacan’s work on the Symptom and Guattari’s work on Schizoanalysis committed the clinic and school to this method of singularity where styles of analytic method (Freudian, Jungian, Reichian…) and diagnostic categories (psychosis, neurosis, perversion…) are replaced by the proper name: Joyce, Duras, Genet… We will discuss what this means for the future of analytic practice and training: How to do an analysis by writing the fantasy in the symptom - or Sinthome. How the analysand achieves authorization by authorship rather than authority - or Autopoesis.

 

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