Resource Description

Based on the notion that the 'personal is political', I offered these workshops in 1992 to help people take seriously and explore their own spontaneous fantasies about political processes which most of us at best have only scant second- or third-hand information about, filtered and prepared through the mass media. Recognising world leaders as figures in our dreams and inner world, we can follow our imagination into what initially appears as highly subjective and idiosyncratic territory. It is only when we attentively follow these processes and then share them collectively that we notice just how much of our supposed subjectivity tells us about 'outer' and political reality. To validate these fantasies and inner experiences sufficiently, we need a psychological approach and expertise that does not disempower and dismiss subjectivity and imagination as politically irrelevant from the start.