Episode 1: “If You Can Be You, Maybe I Can Be Me”
In this episode, Martin, Dan and Joe share a tale involving a psychoanalyst-war-veteran reciting Milton’s Paradise lost at a glamorous garden party, as remembered by a psychoanalytic mystic of the following generation. This led to Dan’s writing his book and from there meeting Martin. It is a collective musing on the power of making bids for connection to one another, paying it forward where it matters and, on how a little can go a long way in life. If you can be you, then maybe I can be me?
“Faith” by Michael Eigen
Freud’s Lost Chord: Discovering Jazz in the Resonant Psyche
Star Trek: The Next Generation, “The Inner Light”
Episode 3: Martin tells a horrifying story, of how a pitch perfect Swedish summer night, within two minutes turned upside down. How one footbridge in Stockholm became a mini-war-zone. The group addresses the trauma of the Real from a metaphysical and existential perspective. How should one approach the fact that sometimes shit happens to us, the world we inhabit changes and perhaps we do, as well?
Jacques Lacan and the three orders
“Your body keeps the score” by Bassel Van Der Kolk