Introduction, Thinkable and unthinkable in some Bion’s concepts

At the 20th International Conference on Psychoanalysis, held in Paris in 1957, Wilfred Bion presented his work On Arrogance.  Francesco Corrao, who was present, defined him as the new genius of psychoanalytic theory.  Later, during a series of seminars Bion gave in Rome he pointed out that Bion always felt the fundamental priority of psychoanalysis to be the exploration and reawakening of its potential for transformation, to reawaken the universe of meaning. Efforts have been made in this direction, in search of ways of thinking that have not yet found valid representation…echoing the thought Read more


Bion’s concept of time


The use of particular mental time by Bion allows to arrive to being in “0”, the psychic reality, which is the most possible “to – sensory”. Let us examine the proposed Bion of a “scientific psychoanalysis”, where the scientific is the “act of faith”, that is a disciplined denial of memory and desire, both composed of elements based on impressions of the senses, is reached via a stop in the present, which allows you to start the session with the mind as much as possible like a tabula rasa, that is not entirely feasible, Bion because there is always a huge history between Read more


Introduction. The mind-boggling experience of my encounter with Bion

The mind-boggling experience of my encounter with Bion. Bion’s thought cannot be put into any kind of order, above all his mystic thought. What he has shown us is how tenuous thought can be, how uncertain, how much it changes over time. Already in his triology, Bion gives evidence of post-modern thinking (indeterminism, breaking down of rules, irony, etc.).When I first read Bion’s work in 1978 I was thunderstruck: I experienced time-space disorientation and anger. Then I found myself reflecting openly on Nothing. It was Ignacio Matte Blanco who first introduced me to him by showing me a letter he had received from Bion praising him for something he had writter about him. Blanco’s esteem for this psychiatrist I didn’t know made a big impression on me. I attended Francesco Corrao’s seminars on Bion and found I was wavering. One of my colleagues suggested I read his clinical seminars ( Clinical Seminars and Four Papers , 1987 The Estate of W. R. Bion by arrangement with Mark Paterson) to get a better idea of what he was saying. I did, and a whole new world opened up to me, a world in which time takes on a completely different dimension and is almost suspended, a world in which through some area of Bion’s thought we are able to see into the inner life of the Other! I decided that I was going to learn how to go into a session capable of thought. but with very little memory or desire. In the 1980’s I began to systematically study Bion’s work Read more




In this introduction, after a brief account of the advantages and application areas of group psychotherapy as a method of intervention in developmental age, they are briefly summarized all the articles that make up the volume. In this way, it is given an overview of the content, following a Read more


Dreams and Shamans in sub-Himalayan Tribal Groups


On the importance of dreams, a Shaman of the Saora tribe used to say: “I once had a teacher, an uncle of mine, a kuran (shaman) in my birinda (clan); I could easily forget everything he taught me, if I haven’t already, but I could never forget what I learned in my dreams because it’s engraved in my mind forever.” The basic task of the Shaman is to guide the tribe and keep its anxiety at bay by exorcising it. Other basic tasks are carried out by a guiding spirit. All this takes place through dreams, trance, dream-like thoughts, Read more