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Tyminski, R. (2020). Apocalyptic Themes in Times of Trouble: When Young Men are Deeply Alienated. J. Anal. Psychol., 65(1):27-43.

(2020). Journal of Analytical Psychology, 65(1):27-43

Apocalyptic Themes in Times of Trouble: When Young Men are Deeply Alienated

Robert Tyminski

Boys and young men more frequently live out aspects of their psychic and social alienation online. This paper explores some of the risks and dangers that can arise from retreats into the two-dimensional world of cyberspace. It focuses more specifically on videogaming called MOBA, multi-player online battle arena games, in which players point and shoot at others. A case example emphasizes the clinical problems emerging from violent fantasies that seek a false form of containment in cyberspace. Themes of destructive fantasizing are further amplified through images of apocalypse, which are often prevalent in combat arena videogames. Textual sources from the Book of Revelation offer possible understanding for various elements of destructiveness as it appears in vulnerable male psyches. Therapeutic contact that combines a relational, containing approach and a broadly spiritual and soulful perspective can provide a path to healing such violent splits within the psyches of boys and young men.

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