In March of 1974 Lacan delivered a lecture in Milan that was premonitory in referring to a threat that no one was paying much attention to at the time. He addressed himself to an audience warning them that psychoanalysis had to face up a fact that was changing the history of humanity. He expressed it in terms that left no room for misunderstanding: something impossible to bear was being imposed on the planet, producing suffocating effects. A manifestation of the real that was literally beginning to suffocate us. Perhaps nowhere else in his work was Lacan more explicit about his vision of the future as the advent of unprecedented destruction. "Due to the fact of incessantly removing things that should only have descended from heaven, humanity is now being devoured by the real," is how he expressed it in that lecture.... [Read full article]
On June 21, 1964 Jacques Lacan founded his School of Psychoanalysis with the aim of assuring the formation of psychoanalysts, the transmission of psychoanalysis, and the re-conquering of the Freudian Field. The New Lacanian School (NLS), created in 2003 by Jacques-Alain Miller, is one of seven Schools founded within the framework of the World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP). The NLS is a member of the EuroFederation of Psychoanalysis (EFP) that regroups the four European Schools of psychoanalysis oriented by Freud and Lacan’s teachings.