Demonstrating a relational, dialogic way of thinking and writing, this book offers an innovative perspective on the human potential for intersubjective engagement and on the nature of true encounter.

The authors engage in creative, associative dialogues and trialogues inspired by psychoanalysis and Buddhism, poetry and religion, theory and case studies, academic and free styles of writing – each enriching the other. Reflecting on the essence of relating, they convey a flow between inner, private reveries and shared ones, and between individual expressions of thought and evolvements of newly born thirds. Through this interdisciplinary, experimental setting, the authors explore the possibility to reach truths and meanings that each individual would not have achieved on their own.

Offering new concepts and formulations that may nourish psychotherapists’ thought and be usefully implemented in their practice, this book presents a pressingly unique and essential viewpoint for psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists in training and in practice.

part I|54 pages

First Dialogue

chapter 2Chapter 1|12 pages

The Birth of a True Other

chapter Chapter 2|14 pages

Meeting the Ultimate Other

Allowing the Creation

chapter Chapter 3|6 pages

In the Beginning There Was an Other

part |20 pages

First Associative Trialogue

part II|86 pages

Second Dialogue

chapter 56Chapter 4|17 pages

Going on Being

On the Fear of Ceasing and the Need to Go On

chapter Chapter 5|18 pages

Making Space for the Mess

The At-One-Ment of Going-On-Being

chapter Chapter 6|17 pages

The Echo Chamber Is Not Empty

On Limitation and Vastness, Spaciousness and Nourishment

part III|50 pages

Third Dialogue

chapter 142Chapter 7|11 pages

In the Blink of an Eye

The Minimalist Interpretation

chapter Chapter 8|9 pages

And You Said Mmhmm 1

chapter Chapter 9|4 pages

In a Few Words

part |24 pages

Third Associative Trialogue