Works

“The space being offered by the white sheet of paper, as if it were a naked woman, invites me to write […] narrating the frightening depths touched by the research that wanted to renew articulated language. I wanted to give a name to invisible realities.”

Left 2013, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2016, p. 258.
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Left 2013, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2016

“Thought, which is fantasy, gives writing a sense that is a sound that is not perceived by the ears but by the eyes of those who read.”

Left 2013, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2016, pag. 53.

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Left 2013, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2016

THEORETICAL BOOKS

“[…] Those four books that are the bedrock of Analisi collettiva.”

Left 2011, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2014, p. 114.

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Left 2011, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2014
© M.Fagioli

“Three were the books that were published between January 1972 and January 1975. Then, thousands and thousands of unknown people came who asked for the interpretation of dreams and, in truth, they wanted the cure for mental illness.

Left 2012, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2015, p. 268

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Left 2012, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2015
Istinto di Morte e Conoscenza [Death Instinct and Knowledge], 1972
L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2017

Fagioli asserts that a dream is a thought expressed through images. Unconscious thought whose understanding can lead to human beings’ deeper realization. It is fundamental to distinguish between frustration and aggressiveness, identity and identification, desire and greed, indifference and the lack of affectivity, alienation outside oneself and projection, memory-fantasy and recollection, recreation and regression-repetition.

Istinto di morte e conoscenza [Death Instinct and Knowledge], L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2017

Istinto di Morte e Conoscenza [Death Instinct and Knowledge], available in other languages:

Todestrieb und Erkenntnis, (German)
2011, Stroemfeld Verlag

Death Instinct and Knowledge, (English)
soon to be released

Instinto de muerte y conocimiento, (Spanish)
soon to be released

Instinct de mort et connaissance, (French)
soon to be released

Instinto de morte e conhecimento, (Portuguese)
soon to be released, Atheneu

死亡本能与认知, (Chinese)
soon to be released, Beijing Normal University Publishing Group 北京师范大学出版集团

Todestrieb und Erkenntnis, 2011

“If, on the one hand, Death Instinct and Knowledge had denounced the myth of the discovery of the unconscious, showing its falsity, on the other, the second two volumes unmasked a rational culture that had become stonelike before that which was irrational.”

Left 2013, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2016, p. 268

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Left 2013, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2016
La marionetta e il burattino, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2011
La marionetta e il burattino, 1974
L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2011

1970-1974. The second of the three volumes, which represented the verbalization of the author’s thought written down, appeared again. Then, Analisi collettiva challenged the psychiatrist to show his human identity. Human Birth Theory developed as a therapeutic and research practice which led to overcoming the splitting between the unconscious and consciousness.

Teoria della nascita e castrazione umana,1975
L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2012

“Writing disappearance fantasy meant knowing about human birth and generated: pulsion-fantasy and memory-fantasy.

“Like the eyes, they allow the invisible sense of the story in dreamlike images to be perceived.

“And the interpretation of dreams became a new language.”

Teoria della nascita e castrazione umana, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2012

“But, then, I also thought of January 1976 when the girl narrated, for the first time, a dream in a public university […]. It was complete separation from the thought that had only seen consciousness and reason. And the word separation also introduced me to its son that, in January 1980, said its name: Bambino donna e trasformazione dell’uomo.

Bambino, donna e trasformazione dell'uomo, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2013
Bambino, donna e trasformazione dell’uomo, 1980
L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2013

“The one who is different from ourselves represents the unknown reality of thought without words. When it is not negated, it makes a new identity, without splitting between consciousness and the absence of consciousness.”

Turin, 2010 © Nereo Benussi
Turin, 2010 © Nereo Benussi

LECTURES IN CHIETI

“I go to the University of Chieti to hold lectures, and I speak. I reconstructed the research I started fifty or sixty years ago which led me to see the irrational identity which is image as the birth of thought. They were not conscious recollections but memories, which are expressions of what is irrational that recreates the cry at birth. I infer that this recreation is possible because, there lies, hidden, invisible, the indefinite image of birth that is capability to imagine. It is thought that is not derived from the five senses of wakefulness. It is a logic that can see the mind’s human realities.”

Left 2008, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2011, p. 90

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Left 2008, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2011
Storia di una ricerca. Lezioni 2002 L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Roma 2018
Storia di una ricerca. Lezioni 2002
L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2018

Una vita irrazionale. Lezioni 2006
L’asino d’oro edizioni. Soon to be released

Das Unbewusste. Lezioni 2003
L’asino d’oro edizioni. Soon to be released

“When, giving a lecture, I speak, my language is different and, I’m sure, hearing differs from reading. The voice that interprets during group psychotherapy sessions is more than different, just as hearing it is.”

Left 2012, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2015, p. 155

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Left 2012, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2015
Fantasia di sparizione, Lezioni 2007, L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2009
Il pensiero nuovo. Lezioni 2004, L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2011
L'uomo nel cortile. Lezioni 2005
, L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2012
Settimo anno. Lezioni 2008,
 L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2013

“There comes the memory of the lectures at the University of Chieti where, from behind a high desk, I told the story of Analisi collettiva and the new Theory […]. Then, I think about other words: writing music, listening to music. And the music is different depending on whether I interpret the dreams in the sessions or I give lectures at the University of Chieti […]. The lectures in Chieti show the phenomenon of a physician who disappears to make a professor appear who tells of the existence of things which appear because they have been given a name.

AA. VV., Records of “Incontri di ricerca psichiatrica” - Aula Magna, Università di Roma “La Sapienza” (2003), L'Asino d'oro edizioni, soon to be released

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Records of “Incontri di ricerca psichiatrica”(2003), L'Asino d'oro edizioni, soon to be released
Religione, Ragione e Libertà, Lezioni 2009, L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2014
L'idea della nascita umana. Lezioni 2010
, L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2015
Materia energia pensiero. Lezioni 2011 L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2016
Conoscenza dell’istinto di morte. Lezioni 2012, L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2017
© M.Fagioli

COLLECTION OF ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN LEFT

“[…] There waited streams of thoughts, words, memories and sentences that made a river whose waters quenched the thirst of the wood made of the five hundred pages I had written for Left […]. Now, I see that the letters that have been written in the same way say something different from what they said many years ago. They name the same human realities but … they are written differently. It is how I use Italian language that is no longer how it was in the past […]. The two pages for Left were the white thighs of a beautiful woman that my fingertips had drawn.

Left 2011, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2014, p.119

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Left 2011, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2014

“I am writing, again, what I wrote forty years ago. But, I’m not changing any thoughts. Rather, what I see, know, think about in my relationship with Analisi collettiva, and write in the loneliness of the last three days of the week, confirm that what I had written in the past about the unknown human reality was exact […].”

Left 2011, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2014, p.218

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Left 2011, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2014

Left 2006
L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2009

Left 2007
L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2010

Left 2008
L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2011 

Left 2009
L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2012 

Left 2010
L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2013 

Left 2011
L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2014 

Left 2012
L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2015

Left 2013
L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2016 

Left 2014
L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2017

Left 2015
L’Asino d’oro edizioni, Rome, 2018

“The memory of the existence of the two-hundred-forty or so articles I wrote for Left […] stimulates the memory which is only fantasy that would like to speak of what I wrote in thousands of lines […], and tells me that the sentence I heard so many times, ‘Your way of writing’, hinted at the comparison with the writing of forty years ago that had composed the first four books. And there came the continuous search for the differences from the past. And the physician-patient relationship that saw the interpretation of dreams proceeding from the psychiatrist to the one who narrated dreamlike images reversed while remaining the same. ‘Cure’ was always present but we have also always said the words ‘education’ and ‘research’ […]. But, there comes the word ‘recreation’ of the silence of the beginning of life, and the hand becomes a black line that curls back on itself in continuous movement.”

Left 2011, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2014, pp.35-36

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Left 2011, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2014

IL SOGNO DELLA FARFALLA

“‘They say you’re like a shadow.’ ‘Idle gossip,’ I answered. ‘It’s true, I’m not Freudian; but if my image is undefined and vague, that’s useful because every patient should be led to sustain the unconscious reality of birth when the newborn only perceives light and shadow. They should love even if they don’t perceive a clear image in their eyes. They should look for and find their internal image; the hope-certainty that the breast exists … haven’t you read it? Oh, right, you prefer Mourning and Melancholia!’”

Il sogno della farfalla, rivista di psichiatria e psicoterapia, Vol. 2, 2002, p.19

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Il sogno della farfalla, rivista di psichiatria e psicoterapia, Vol. 2, 2002

“I was looking at the therapeutic phenomenon before me, objectively, trying to comprehend the dynamics: composition of images and affections. I did not understand much but I was not interested in understanding. The pathology had been clear, the cure… who knew. It is her own history, her own reality. I had before me a person who was no longer diseased, meaning, similar to myself. Now, she was free, she was no longer hurting herself.

Il sogno della farfalla, rivista di psichiatria e psicoterapia, Vol. 2, 2002, p.27

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“She had again found that obscure period of the very few weeks of life, a period she had dispersed, condemned, and lost in order to obtain from reason without the unconscious the possibility of a relation with reality and sanity. Now that she had overcome depression, she had to be able to manage what she had found again. Thinking, knowing, telling. Discovering and realizing a language that allows her to be and say.

Il sogno della farfalla, rivista di psichiatria e psicoterapia, Vol. 2, 2002, p.28

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“We should think, and it will indeed be a duty for psychiatrists, that our enemy is not the death of the body, which is an inescapable consequence of our biological life, but the death of the mind and in particular what comes beforehand, meaning, its disease, which is nothing natural, or part of human beings’ reality. Only this way can we preserve our medical identity that does not consider suffering as part of human nature.”

Il sogno della farfalla, rivista di psichiatria e psicoterapia, Vol. 4, 2013, p.63

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POESIA

L’Asino d’oro edizioni, 2018

“Their capability to react to my absence
had been splendid.
And, I think, ‘he is not there’ was not absence
It was an intelligent relationship
which made of my freedom their identity.”

The last strength I have
Will be to bite you
Just a little so the feeling of pain may reach your mind
As existence of me
Who always suffers when I think of you
As if somebody were burning my skin.
If I touch your forehead,
Your eyes look at me
And make me live one more year
So that I shall feel the warmth of the next summer
Which I shall wait for in the cold of winter time
When you are away from me

Poesia, L'asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2018, pp. 1-46-47

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Poesia, L'Asino d'oro edizioni, Rome, 2018