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Day: September 7, 2010

Pathologizing

Pathologizing

Golgotha, by Vilmos Aba-Novák (1894–1941) “In order to approach the psychology of pathology afresh, I am introducing the term, pathologizing to mean the psyche’s autonomous ability to create illness, morbidity, disorder, abnormality, and suffering in any aspect of its behavior and to experience and imagine life through this deformed and afflicted perspective” (Hillman 57). I would like to delve into the matter of how we can “experience and imagine life through this deformed and afflicted perspective.” When one is afflicted…

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