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Travel fever book
This chapter discusses how broad historical trauma, affecting many, during the 20th century and personal experience of it, collides and creates symptoms that are passed down the generations. Psychoanalysts, especially American, descend from forbearers who survived forced or voluntary emigration, global war, and economic hardship throughout the same time period. The encounter between personal traumatic legacy in patient and analyst is often unrecognized. Either or both forms of trauma, historical or personal, may be familiar and remembered or eclipsed and seemingly forgotten. The encounter between personal traumatic legacy in patient and analyst is often unrecognized. Through enactment and physical language, better suited the defensive structures and artistic temperament, analysand induced analyst into a joint experience of intense immersion for both to witness. The chapter is about the disorientation of secrecy and perpetual migration. It suggest, 'Fasten your seatbelts it is going to be a bumpy night'.