Dr Eli Kotler

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Emotions & Feelings

"It was no less a scientist than Charles Darwin who demonstrated the consequences and the human tragedy of a purely scientific, alienated intellect. He writes... 'My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of fact... the loss... is a loss of happiness... by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature'". To have or to be?1976.

— Erich Fromm


Self-awareness is "...both an intellectual and an emotional experience... it means gaining information about ourselves which we feel in our 'guts'". Self-analysis, 1968.

— Karen Horney


“...everything that touches this complex, however slightly, excites a vehement reaction, a regular emotional explosion. Hence one could easily represent the trauma as a complex with a high emotional charge.” 1966, page 130, paragraph 262. The therapeutic value of abreaction. Original 1921.

— Carl Jung


“Addiction… is a substitute and replacement not only for general mastery of the object world, but specifically for the attainment of a secure love-object”

— Panksepp, Solms, Pantelis


"Depression consists of a denial of one's own emotional reactions. This denial begins in the service of an absolutely essential adaptation during childhood...". The Drama of the Gifted Child. The Search for the True Sel, 1981.

— Alice Miller


"Psychedelics, used responsibly and with proper caution, would be for psychiatry what the microscope is for biology and medicine or the telescope is for astronomy" LSD Psychotherapy. 1980/2001.

— Stan Groff


Psychoanalysis is "is in essence a cure through love... it is transference that provides the strongest proof, the only unassailable one, for the relationship of neuroses to love." (Sigmund Freud Life and Work. Vol 2. 1955. E. Jones. In a letter to Carl Jung).