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(1956). International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XXXVI, 1955: Notes on Parapsychology and Parapsychological Healing. Michael Balint. Pp. 31-35.. Psychoanal Q., 25:442-443.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XXXVI, 1955: Notes on Parapsychology and Parapsychological Healing. Michael Balint. Pp. 31-35.

(1956). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 25:442-443

International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XXXVI, 1955: Notes on Parapsychology and Parapsychological Healing. Michael Balint. Pp. 31-35.

In the author's experience with apparent telepathy or extrasensory perception during analysis, he has always found the relationship with the analysand to be highly ambivalent and extremely tense. The patients were in a state of intense

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positive dependent transference not fully appreciated by the analyst, who was temporarily preoccupied with other matters. In such a situation the patient, almost in despair, struggles to recapture the analyst's full attention, and telepathic and clairvoyant phenomena occur. To study such phenomena properly, one must turn from the subject's receptive powers and the healer's or agent's influencing powers, or rather, attention should be focused on the powers inherent in their mutual relationship.

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(1956). International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XXXVI, 1955. Psychoanal. Q., 25:442-443

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