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Jeff

What was that said about Blake? He was cracked but just enough to let the light out. Something.

John Ptak

Yes. I don't know who it was. The cracks could go either way light-wise. Cracked just enough to let the light out; cracked just enough to let it in. Sumpin'.

carl jung

Jung added the following note in a 1934 version:

"By this I do not mean that anyone who belongs to these two groups suffers from either neurosis or schizophrenia. Such a classification merely means that in the one case a psychic disturbance will probably result in ordinary neurotic symptoms, while in the other it will produce schizoid symptoms. In the case under discussion, the designation 'schizophrenic' does not, therefore, signify a diagnosis of the mental illness schizophrenia, but merely refers to a disposition or habitus on the basis of which a serious psychological disturbance could produce schizophrenia. Hence I regard neither Picasso nor Joyce as psychotics, but count them among a large number of people whose habitus it is to react to a profound psychic disturbance not with an ordinary psychoneurosis but with a schizoid syndrome. As the above statement has given rise to some misunderstanding, I have considered it necessary to add this psychiatric explanation."

John Ptak

Jung said this?: "In the case under discussion, the designation 'schizophrenic' does not, therefore, signify a diagnosis of the mental illness schizophrenia, but merely refers to a disposition or habitus on the basis of which a serious psychological disturbance could produce schizophrenia." Someone left the barn doors open and let out all the reason. When he uses the word "schizophrenic" he's not necessarily calling someone a schizophrenic? then don't use the bloody word. When one starts changing the meaning of words around to meet certain needs at certain times the words have no meaning.

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