Sometimes I’ll miss a typo and, on correcting it, consider what the apparent “mistake” might suggest in a bigger picture.
Critics to this worldview might say I have an overactive imagination or that I associate ideas because I want to fit them into my particular cosmology.†
That’s a good thing to keep in mind. Possibly some insane people can’t tell the difference between intuitive connections and imaginative fabrications. But that doesn’t mean that all intuitive connections are crazy. We have to apply reason, experience and humility to sort through it all. Catholics call this discernment. Other religions also try to separate insight from delusion.
So is your particular cosmology adamantly individualistic or about a greater connectivity? How about some intelligent combination of the two?
† The word “cosmology” isn’t just about planets and stars; technically, it means how one sees and understands the world—inside, outside and beyond.
Freudian Slips – Glitch in the machine or key to countless possibilities?
Parapraxis, the Freudian Slip
Parapraxis is an obscure word for a pretty common idea—The Freudian Slip. The founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, was the first to try to analytically explain its occurrence.
In the Psychopathology of Everyday Life Freud says parapraxes are unintentional acts resulting from an unconscious wish, desire, attitude or thought.¹
This could involve forgetting names and sequences of words. But classic examples of parapraxes are slips of the pen or tongue.
Imagine a guest at a cocktail party accidentally saying, “I love your horse” instead of, “I love your house.”
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