The author points to the difference between the individual’s own definition of his problem and the official declaration of it. The relation of one reality to another is imaged as one thing being contained within another. Both Ludwig Wittgenstein and Wilfred Bion are using an image through which to grasp the relation between two mental realities. We can only ever grasp a mental reality through a picture of this kind. The picture used to describe madness prior to our modern era was a religious one. There is a stage necessary between acceptance and representation that is the tactile phase, and the sense of this stage in the development is crucial. And so the central point of this book is that to represent, it is necessary for some people to first enter an experience. If this is bypassed, then the result may be pseudomaturity rather than maturity.