From the end of analysis to the end of life, the symbol always

By Mariette Mignet

Is death as the ultimate goal something that is prepared in the unconscious? Various ends are given to us in life, such as the end of analysis and the end of being an analyst. Might they be a type of preparation for the ultimate end, death? The need to create symbolic images, felt by those who remain as well as by he or she who is departing, emerges as a way of living when faced with death.

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