Georg Groddeck’s “The Book Of The It” is a key text in the history of psychoanalytical thought and the investigation of human sexual compulsion. Configured as a. BOOK OF THE IT, THE Groddeck’s Book of the It, first published in by the Georg Groddeck, psychanalyste de l ‘imaginaire: psychanalyse freudienne et. Groddeck, Georg. . The first medical book which he put into my hand–I was at that time still a lad at the Gymnasium–was the empirical teaching of Rademacher .

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There is also a second woman who went hungry for the first few days after her birth.

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Those who have been brainwashed by rigid and mindless scientism might scoff at Groddeck. On that same day she expelled a worm, and during the night she started her period, and her body subsided. This book should be required reading in every medical school. The It of the third, the lonely woman, has produced a growth between her thighs which looks like a small male organ, and strange to say she paints it with iodine, in order, as she heorg, to get rid of it, but actually to give the authentic red appearance to the tip.

He also ridiculed our dualistic separation between mind and body, and saw analysis as a tool to cure “physical” illnesses, and good diet and care as a cure for “mental” illnesses. But I have a clear recollection of the day she went away.

Out of the constantly changing demands made by Lina’s heart trouble upon my unconscious sensitivity, there grew the preference for dealing with chronic cases, acute illness making me impatient. There are people whose It remains clogged by doubt who see two sides to everything, who are always at the mercy of their impressions of doubleness in childhood. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.


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He wrote the letters in and sent them to Freud, whose response was very encouraging “Their style is fascinating; their tone musical, clever, and impertinent”. No matter what, there is a wisdom inside you which may seem absurd, but you have to hhe it. Gabilu Rumspringa rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Yes, so wonderful is the It that it cares nothing at all for scientific ggroddeck or physiology, but in lordly fashion repeats the legend of Athene’s birth from the head of Zeus.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Un libro come migliore amico. The Book of the It.


Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. From inside the book. The case of the last geofg the foster children of whom I told you is similar to mine, his stomach swells in the phantasy of pregnancy. This book was written nearly ninety years ago, and yet it still avant garde.

The book of the it

And so in the being we call a man there lives also a woman, in the woman too a man, and that a man should think of childbearing is nothing strange, but only that this should be so obstinately denied.

Georg Groddeck was a physician and writer regarded as a pioneer of psychosomatic medicine.

You will not fathom it unless I help you. He thus opens up a “space for illness” Chemouni,a place where the individual It deploys itself under the constraint of symbolizations and associations and where analytic treatment can begin to unfold between the analyst and the patient. If you really want to be my follower, look at life for yourself and tell the world honestly what you see.


Configured as a series of confessional letters, the book posits the “It” as the unconscious force which drives human behaviour and underpins its poles of attraction and revulsion, and which stands as the root source of physical disease.

Perhaps, however, I shall meet your wishes if I tell you why I became a doctor, and how I was led to reject the claims of science. Forth into the Unknown. But he liked, just as his son does, and indeed every one of us, to look for outside causes when he knew that something was out of harmony within himself. This mingling of man and woman is sometimes fateful. The youngster began to flourish and grew up a healthy woman.

You see, the way that leads from carrots to phantasies of pregnancy is rather long and difficult to trace. We play the hypocrite, that is the whole story, and never once dare to give a genuine laugh. There are symbolic pregnancies and symbolic births, which arise from the unconscious and persist for a longer or a shorter time, but disappear without fail when the unconscious stimuli of this symbolic expression are revealed.

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