Lacan: The Unconscious Reinvented


The unconscious became a focal point as Evolved delved into a subconscious connection among humans. I’ve since found a term for this connection, the supraconscious, but at the time I was drilling into the psychology of it. Lacan – The Unconscious Reinvented by Colette Soler was a counter-point in many ways to the Jungian school. It pulled me into theories about the essence of a person deep in the unconscious, as opposed to the ego at the surface. It was while reading this book that I began to formulate the imagery of “The Real,” deep inside a person and which mapped well to the cosmology imagery already in Evolved.

Lacan: The Unconscious Reinvented
Colette Soler
Karnac Books
May 14, 2014*Version*=1&*entries*=0

In Lacan: The Unconscious Reinvented, Colette Soler takes us beyond the formulas and catchphrases often used to characterize Lacan's work, and enters into a fresh, original and profound dialogue with his thought. Starting from the well-known "the unconscious is structured like language", she asks what led Lacan to speak of a "real unconscious". Soler discusses the key changes in Lacan's work over the years and the implicit questions that motivated these changes. Themes discussed include the unconscious, the symptom, affects, the direction of treatment and the political dimensions of analytic practice. This book will appeal to all those with an interest in Lacan's thought, as well as providing an introduction to the development of his ideas.