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There then occurs a particular affect that Freud described as the ' uncanny. By reworking and somewhat demetaphorizing the concepts of incorporation , identification , crypt, and phantom, Abraham and Torok arrive at the following formulations: "The phantom is also a metapsychological fact. That is, it is not the dead that haunt us but the gaps left in us by the secrets of others.
Although the phantom is not associated with the loss of an object , it could therefore be the result of a failed process of mourning. The phantom of popular belief merely objectivizes a metaphor that operates in the unconscious: the burial in the object of an inadmissible fact.
The phantom is a formation of the unconscious, which is peculiar in the sense that it has never been conscious—and with good reason—and which results from the passage—whose mode remains to be deter-mined—of the parent's unconscious to the child's unconscious. The phantom who returns to haunt is the witness of the existence of death buried in the other.
follow link By extending our ideas about the phantom, we can see that, in all likelihood, the 'phantom effect' is attenuated during its transmission from one generation to another , ultimately extinguishing itself. These comments illustrate the drama of the "cryptophoric" subject and the dialectic that arises between incorporation and identification, to the extent that the fantasy of incorporation can play a role as a factor of identificatory refusal through the maintenance of the metapsychological status quo.
From No Subject - Encyclopedia of Psychoanalysis. Jump to: navigation , search. Bibliography Abraham, Nicolas. Critique , Abraham, Nicolas; and Torok, Maria. Nouvelle Revue de psychanalyse , 6 , The Wolf Man's magic word: A cryptonymy.
Nicholas Rand, Trans. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Original work published ——. The shell and the kernel: Renewals of psychoanalysis.
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