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The walls within: working with defenses against otherness

Online Conference 5-11 July 2021


The meaning of 'tropisms' and 'matrix' is given. Using Bion's binocular vision, first, the growth and incidence of tropisms in the individual are described through the Oedipus narrative(Bion 1961 ,p. 7-8 ). These are culturally manifest in systems as suggested in the Sphinx narrative, influencing role behaviour. This is followed by a description of the new collaborative trend of contemporary business giving evidence of the mobilisation of the tropism for creativity.