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Wilfred Bion was an Indian-born British psychoanalyst and president of the British Psychoanalytical Society during the 1960s.

A pioneer in group dynamics, he worked closely with traumatised soldiers during the Second World War and became well-known for his studies of patients in psychotic states.


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Understanding Ultimate Reality

Understanding Ultimate Reality

Ultimate Reality is a concept beyond our senses and imagination, including Plato's Theory of Eternal Forms and Bion's "thoughts without a thinker."

  • Thoughts without a thinker" derive from "O."
  • They are the "unborns," the "intimations of immortality."
  • These tho...


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“Truth spoke for itself and therefore required no thinker.”



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Ineffable matrix

Ineffable matrix

Bion revealed the ineffable matrix - the container transcending existence, undermining certainties with mocking doubts.

  1. Uncountable Void
  2. Undeterminable certainty
  3. Endless Existence


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The Field of Epistemology

The Field of Epistemology

In simpler terms, epistemology is the study of how we gain knowledge and understanding. Bion observed that infants communicate their fears to their mothers, who "translate" them into meaning. This process starts the process of normal thinking and shapes our understanding.


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The End is Where We Start From...

The End is Where We Start From...

Bion's concept of "0" seems to be circular. It is within us, around us, and beyond us - as well as before us and after us; we temporally proceed from it, through it, and toward it.

"0" as our mystically directed trajectory fulfills Plato's conception, "That which is always becoming" - but ...


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“0" Concept

“0" Concept

“0" is perhaps Bion's most far-reaching conception.

He refers to it by different terms:

• "Absolute Truth,"

•"Ultimate Reality," or

•"reverence and awe."

A transformation in "0" is attainable only by the disciplined abandonment of memory, desire, understanding, sense...


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The Power of Transubjective Mystical Realization

The Power of Transubjective Mystical Realization

Bion believed that through a mystical realization, we become "0." This transformation is completely internal and meditative, urging us to let go of sensory objects such as memories, desires, and understanding.

In order to reach this state, we must contemplate without an object t...


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The Importance of Truth

The Importance of Truth

The Importance of Truth in Mental Growth:

  • Bion believed that truth is essential for mental growth, just like food is for physical growth.
  • He described the lie as a negative validation of the truth that needs to be rejected.
  • In his view, truth does not require a thin...


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