On today's episode of Inform: Podcast I recap the ideas that...
- Repression causes neurosis, not the other way around.
- The idea that what is repressed is not destroyed, rather it is exiled to the unconscious.
- When an idea (fantasy, desire, memory, or whatever) that has been exiled to the unconscious sends "coded messages".
In today's episode, I want to suggest that one of the types of coded messages that can be sent are repetition compulsions. I try to give a few examples of repetition compulsions, and I try to establish that these patterns have the power to signal us to the presence of something that has been repressed. I also try to suggest that if someone (ourselves or someone else) detects a pattern in the way we live that could be a repetition compulsion, that it would be a good idea to pay attention to it!